19 year old guy dating a 22 year old

16 Apr

Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.

In Figure 1, the solid black line represents the rule’s calculation for minimum acceptable range.

People reported distinct age preferences for marriage; a serious relationship; falling in love; casual sex; and sexual fantasies. Based on the figures Buunk and colleagues (2000) provided (and thus the numbers are only informed approximations), I replotted their data superimposing the max and min age ranges defined by the half-your-age-plus-7 rule.

Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.

Only twice has he become involved with women whose ages were outside the rule’s guideline.

Those age preferences consistently hover around the values denoted by the rule (the black line).Maybe it's something I get from going straight from college into graduate school - I simply don't hit it off with most women at my age and especially not any older. When you have two females in the same room, one 16 and one 28, and you realize you have 80% in common with the 16 year old, you realize you've been in school too long. I raised my hand to ask the professor a question and one of the 18 year old guys walked by and put his palm out and gave me a high five. We are only 4 years apart yet there is a big maturity gap.At 24 I think my actual range is something like 18-21, more so because of common interest rather than any arbitrary age number.