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Formula for determining the lowest age that is socially acceptable for you to date?

If you want to find out what is the lowest age that is socially acceptable for you to date, use the following formula:

divide your age by two and add seven.

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I'll take my chances with jb

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Hah, xkcd.

Actually, we were just talking about this in Calculus the other day, the teacher thought it had something to do with the lesson... Forgot what that was... I'm pretty sure it was dubbed "The Creepiness Quotient".

But in reality, it's a pretty realistic formula.

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Well..., it works for me but I don't know what I'd do with a chick 16 years younger than me. ;)

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Yeah, this is a good one. Also, perhaps, three-quarters of your age plus three? This isn't as effective for teens, though.

Perhaps the best strategy would be .85 (age) plus one?

Fourteen-year-olds could date thirteen-year-olds,

Sixteen-year-olds could date fourteen-and-a-half-year-olds,

Eighteen-year-olds could date sixteen-year-olds,

Twenty-year-olds could date eighteen-year-olds,

Twenty-five-year-olds could date twenty-two-year-olds, etc.

It works fairly well into adult hood- fifty-year-olds can date forty-three year olds. However, one might want to adjust for a larger interval with .75 (age) plus one, or two? However, I think that isn't the best solution.

OR, we could just, you know, use common sense.

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I think this works out okay until the youngest person in the relationship turns 18. I can't imagine telling a 40 year old and a 50 year old they shouldn't date for whatever reason, or even a 20 year old they can't date a 25 year old.

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