At 50 it is a range of 54 years (32 to 86 years old). The same also works with infinity, but even Methuselah died once.
While the application of this rule actually reduces the number of potential matches further, Cueball presents it in a positive way.
By showing that there are whole swathes of people who she couldn't marry in the first place without being in a creepy relationship, and that as her age increases the range of non-creepy partners increases, combined with Census Bureau data, Cueball shows that her eligible dating pool is in fact still increasing.
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What I appreciate about the Dating Age Range Formula is that it gives me a nice, 18-year span to dabble within.
He wanted to display just how old or young women prefer their significant others to be as they age — and how their prefences compare to the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule aka the Standard Creepiness Rule (demonstrated by the chart below).
As the chart above shows, as women age, the age range of men that the Standard of Creepiness dictates "non-creepy" opens up.
Will women feel better about dating younger men as we chip away at the convention that it’s men who have to be the providers, and women the nurturers?
(Personally I have fewer qualms about dating a younger man than I do about a guy who makes significantly less money than I do — though I think that would be more of an obstacle than a dealbreaker.) Of course, biologically, men have it easier when it comes to dating younger women.