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Yet according to the survey, 37 was well outside the age range of what is socially acceptable.
The results also showed that the creepiness rule is too restrictive about how old you can date when you are young, but becomes too lenient as you get older.
When John and Lauren are 60, the creepiness rule allows them to date anyone older than themselves (the official cap is 106).
Although I could have hit the streets of New York and surveyed people in-person Buunk style, I decided to m Turk my survey.
The “creepiness rule” states that the youngest you should date is “half your age plus seven.” The less commonly used corollary is that the oldest you should date is “subtract seven from your age and double it.”According to this rule, society should accept a 50 year old man dating a 32 year old woman. Reactions ranged from “sure” to “that’s weird” to “why are you asking me this? When I flipped the genders — a 50 year old woman dating a 32 year old man — people’s responses often flipped as well.
This made me wonder, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what is socially acceptable when it comes to age differences in dating?
When John/Lauren are 20, the creepiness rules caps their maximum dating age at 26 ([20–7]*2).
Yet, people surveyed were fine with John and Lauren seeing someone in their early 30's.