Rules dating someone younger than you

The “half your age plus seven” rule of thumb probably helps you avoid being a creep, but is it accurate?

Much to my surprise, when overlaying a line representing the rule of thumb on Kenrick and Keefe’s results (see red line in the figure below), you can see it closely matches the low end of the range (i.e., youngest preferred) for all but the oldest men.

The age of consent -- the age at which a person can legally give consent to a sexual partner -- varies from 14 to 18. for an adult -- 18 or older -- to have sexual contact with someone younger than 16.

“In turn, doing new things increases dopamine in the brain, triggering a desire to spend more time together and assisting in lighting your sexual fire.”An even bigger bedroom bonus?As long as the parents of minor children don't object and no sexual contact of any sort occurs, teens can date anyone of any age.The laws regarding sexual conduct vary in several respects.There's never going to be a magic number of years between you two that determines whether or not it'll work out.So whether you're dating someone younger than you or unfairly judging someone for doing so, here are some assumptions you might want to check at the door.