Dating an older man 40 60
Overall, the creepiness rule does not accurately represent what people find socially acceptable; people are more judgmental than what the creepiness rule implies.The rule is too lenient about how old and how young people are “allowed” to date.Buunk & colleagues wrote a paper investigating how factors such as age, gender, and type of romantic relationship (casual, serious, marriage, etc.) affect the age limits people place on potential romantic partners.The researchers approached random people in public and asked them to imagine themselves in a romantic relationship with an attractive person of the opposite sex .Based on the creepiness rule, a 20-year old John/Lauren can date someone who is 17.This was in line with what people surveyed found acceptable (~18).In other words, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what society finds…creepy? Articles and blog posts alternate between claiming age absolutely matters in a relationship and age absolutely doesn’t matter in a relationship.One thing is clear — nothing brings out more opinions than other people’s love lives.
For those of you unaware of the modern-day sweatshop that is m Turk (I say this endearingly), you’re missing out.In the survey, the acceptable minimum age of John’s partners were consistently lower than that of Lauren’s.The difference is small (~6 months) when John/Lauren are young, but increases as John/Lauren get older.By the time they’re 60, John is “allowed” to be with someone three years younger than the youngest Lauren can be with.According to the survey, a 20 year-old John can date someone who is 30.