By age 31, the commonly accepted age range difference can vary between anywhere from those aged 22 or 23 to those in their mid-40s. But, each year as we (hopefully) become another year wiser, we become more secure in ourselves and much more stable in our personalities.In fact, our psychological and physical development slows, meaning the mental gap between age groups narrows.(Wikipedia article) An extension to the above "half your age plus seven" rule is "How many years until two ages will meet the half your age plus seven rule? We've provided an additional tool where you can enter in two ages, and we'll tell you how long until they become "socially acceptable".Simply enter in the two ages in the fields below and click the button.The lyrics to an old TV sitcom—“Diff’rent Strokes” —often reminded me as I was growing up: “What might be right for you may not be right for some.”Many single men (LDS men included) supposedly go by this rule of thumb: “You can date someone who is half your age, plus seven.” As we get older, this allows for more flexibility in age gaps.
One day, this sister directed a snarky, can’t-tell-if-she’s-kidding, “robbing-the-cradle” comment in my direction.
Stupid society and its conditioning that men look handsome and distinguished as they age while women don't.
People say “age is just a number” all the time, but do they practice what they preach? Age signifies so much more than just a number: it can reflect your maturity, your stage in life, and your experience. Not every 21-year-old is on the same playing field--some are already gearing up for the ninth inning while others are just jumping into the dating game.
Even if she were kidding, there is always at least a glint of truth in every sarcastic remark.
Certainly, a five-year age gap would have made a significant difference to both of us just a few years prior to that time.
The other beauty about becoming more secure in our identities is that suddenly, society's judgments don't matter as much to us.