What is the acceptable minimum age for your own (and others’) dating partners?
When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably cites the “half your age plus seven” rule.
Keep in mind that you're not alone in wanting to log on for love—according to this recent article in Date Daily, analysts predict that the industry will grow 25 percent in 2010.
We might live in a society of social networking, cellphones, Facebook and Twitter, but we are also inundated with films where unsuspecting women find their soul mate in a random, comedic way (and as a bonus, he always seems to look like Ryan Reynolds or Hugh Jackman.) 4 Bad Dating Habits Learned From Romantic Comedies We think: while you're waiting for the movie moment to happen, it's probably a good use of your time and relationship energy to create a profile while still dating around the traditional way (if you)."[With every past] guy I dated, we basically changed each other, because we didn't have a lot in common," Marissa, who proudly tells people she met her boyfriend online, said.
"But this is the first time we both don't need to change because we just fit."If you're under 30 and thinking of trying online dating, don't let the haters dissuade you.
Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.
Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.
4 Signs That A First Date Is Going Really Well"[People] work long or odd hours and don't have time to waste roaming from bar to bar on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights," Haemin said, and even if you have time to spare, what if the man of your dreams doesn't?
He might just be on the other side of town, volunteering or working away, and you might never find him unless you seek him out online.
How To Be Less Intimidating To Men Maybe, in the back of their minds, women in their 20's are still holding out for that tall, handsome stranger that they will meet on some enchanted evening while exiting a taxi in the rain.
On some level, young woman are uncomfortable with the notion of seeking out love instead of letting it find them.
Unlike and e Harmony, OKCupid is completely free—and dominated by males.