# Half-your-age-plus-seven-rule

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1. ### mikeconley11JunkiePic Mod

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Do any of you break this rule?

So let's say you're 18 years old. Divide your age by 2 (9) and then add 7 to make 16. So the rule is anything under 16 is weird for an 18 year old to date. Or if you're 30 it would be a 22 year old. Or for a 0 year old, it would be 7 etc.

I think it's a pretty solid rule. I judge the shit out of people who break it. Come forth if you break it so I can publicly judge you.

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Half my age plus 7 is 34, and my girlfriend is 39. Whew!

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3. ### skrinkleCat Mom

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Yeah I'm a fan of this rule, and don't think I'd ever feel the need to break it
I guess my youngest bf can be 21 almost 22

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The rule for the elder is, if we let the elder's age be E, that they can only be involved with someone younger, whose age is Y, such that:

Y ≥ E/2 + 7

This implies:

2(Y - 7) ≥ E

Now, if I put myself in the shoes of the younger, this means:

2(54 - 7) ≥ E

2(47) ≥ E

94 ≥ E

Egads. a 94 year old woman could date me without violating the rule.

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5. ### skrinkleCat Mom

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So my oldest can be 42?

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Yes.

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7. ### MarkFLGuest

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That's cool that your oldest is twice your youngest...if we equate the oldest to twice the youngest, and let the person's age be A, we have:

2(A - 7) = 2(A/2 + 7)

Solving for A, we get:

2A - 14 = A + 14

A = 28

So, 28 is the age for which that works.

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Do me! What's the oldest cougar I can get? I'm 19.

The youngest I can go for is 16.5 which would be weird for me. It'd feel like we're at different stages in life, I know a guy who dated a 16 year old (he's my age) and she was complaining about doing homework. The guy was complaining about his full time job. It's just weird.

I feel like I turned 18 when I was 5, my mind is old. Maybe that's why I speak to you old hags all the time lol.

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If we let the oldest be k times the youngest, where k ≥ 1, we have:

2(A - 7) = k(A/2 + 7)

2A - 14 = (k/2)A + 7k

2A - (k/2)A = 7k + 14

A((4 - k)/2) = 7(k + 2)

A = [14(k + 2)]/(4 - k)

So, we see that for A ≥ 0 (and for A to be defined), we require k < 4.

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11. ### handbananeModerator

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I guess that puts my range at 20 (20.5 to be exact) to 40 but I don't see how I could successfully date a 40 year old woman at 27. My range I look in is usually just 5 years in either direction. I'd be potentially willing to bend and go a bit older but not younger for what I'm looking for.

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12. ### WreckyValkyrie

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Oops lol my oldest ex is 49 rn

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13. ### sharkbait.Guest

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I just dont date anyone who is too immature, and 20 is my youngest cut off, oldest cutoff is probably 45 atm.

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14. ### mcpon14Junkie

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So, if you are 400 years old, the youngest you can date is 207?

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I agree under 20 have no idea about good damn anything to do with their lives hahaha

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16. ### mikeconley11JunkiePic Mod

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Excuse you, I'm the most mature person on this forum and I'm 19

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17. ### Mr.LameVeteranPic Mod

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Okay young one, there there, have a cookie

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18. ### mikeconley11JunkiePic Mod

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Okay old one, there there, have a euthanasia injection

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19. ### Mr.LameVeteranPic Mod

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Luckily I'm not dying just yet no inheritance for you!

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