Ever heard of the rule that men should date women who are half their age plus seven? Some celebrities - think Leonardo Di Caprio - take this to extremes with a roster of something models regularly appearing on their arm, but do you know where the saying comes from? But does it stand up to scrutiny, or is it just a baseless rule perpetuated by men who want to justify dating younger, and less mature, women? We asked three relationship experts to weigh in on the rule - and their responses were surprising.
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Most single women in their 30s and 40s are sick and tired of guys their age dating younger girls. Someone younger, of course You would think that a year-old man would want a relationship with a woman at least somewhat close in age. In fact, research shows that, at all ages , women prefer men who are close to them in age, while for men, the ideal age for women remains a consistent years-old.
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Women, on the other hand, prefer guys closer to their own age. In September, a study of 12, Finns reaffirmed what prior research had already established. Certain facial features, like smile lines, can be charming. There is more of an end game. Sexual maturity, the way that they carry themselves — for me something about it screams woman.