Formula for dating age range
According to internet lore, there's a mathematical equation that governs the lower bound for the socially acceptable age of a potential dating partner: half your age plus 7, or, in mathematical terms, if x is your age then the lower bound is f(x) = x/2 7. if you're 20, then the minimum socially acceptable age for a date is 17.
A really interesting analysis (and quite sophisticated - maybe done in R?
For example, a 30-year old can date anyone from 22 to 46, according to the formula.
To get 22, you divide 30 in half, leaving you with 15 remaining, and then add seven more to arrive at 22.
Megan is upset because she is apparently older than 26, and among people who marry, half do so below 26.
The intuitive conclusion is that the number of potential partners is decreasing as time goes on.
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According to this rule, the age of the younger person should not be less than half the age of the older person plus seven years, so that (for example) no one older than 65 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 39 and a half, no one older than 22 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 18, and no one under 14 years of age should be in a relationship at all...