Age is the vehicle by which we experience common milestones in life.
These milestones give us the ability to relate to one another.
But the rule of seven may not actually describe what people consider acceptable.
In hindsight, the only thing I was clear on regarding the women I described was that I wanted to date and was initially attracted to them. It is a fairly accurate measurement that describes where you have been and what is left in front of you.They found that women’s preferences were fairly consistent over time: Throughout their lives, women tended to prefer men who were around their own age, with a range from a few years younger to a few years older—even in fantasy-land.For men, though, the difference between their own age and what they considered an acceptable minimum increased as they got older, with the most dramatic drop around age 40: “Men of 40, 50, 60 all seemed to show an interest in partners for sexual fantasies and casual affairs that extended down into the mid to late 20s.” The lower the level of involvement, the lower the minimum age.The data from female users suggests that still women prefer to be the youngest in a relationship.Women aged over 50, for instance, tend to focus on finding a match who is ideally 6 years older than their own age.There is not much wiggle room in this instance: anyone more than 5 years younger is deemed too young.Younger women echo and even amplify this interest in men older than themselves.What difference does an age gap make when it comes to love? And does gender matter when it comes to age gap romance?Based off of anonymous search data from almost half a million of its members, Elite Singles reveals exactly what age differences singles look for in a match.There is a reason that most couples today do not have a significant age difference. I found that with younger women, I felt attracted but bored.Consider that over the last one hundred years, the average age difference between married couples is 3.5 years. With older women it was just the opposite — I was interested but did not feel attracted to them.