Rule of dating girls younger
Don't get me wrong; my dad still plays a huge role in my life, and I can't imagine much outside of impending senility will change that.But there's a difference between playing a role and codependence.That really hot girl just out of college may seem alluring, but just trust me and play the odds. Nowadays it's treated more as a maximum age difference. As long as both people are of the age of majority, the moral requirements are satisfied. For example, generally, you try to avoid people with two first names or those who abbreviate the word probably as “probs.” But you never know; that one awful abbreviator could be your soulmate.
So, if something seems too good to be true (read: he or she is too hot for you by about eight years), it probably is.
Interestingly, it appears to have arisen in the 1800s in France as the ideal age for a wealthy man’s woman; that is, if a 40-year-old man was seeking a wife, he should only look at 27-year-olds.
That said, I personally use something more like “half my age plus (five plus ten percent of my age), which gives a narrower range.
The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.
I am aware there are possibilities where two people can successfully date with an age gap of more than eight years. (Seriously, she was born on the same day and same year.
Here's an example of what I'm talking about, from a date I recently went on with a 22-year-old girl: In discussing how she planned on getting home after the date, her answer was simply, “Oh, my dad picks me up from the train station after work every day.”Her reason for this wasn't that she didn't have a car or that she was saving money.