On my way to being a Puma aka Cougar-in-training?
So I’m seeing a 21 yr. old… does that make me a bad person? Am I a cougar? No, that’s if your over 40. Am I a puma? No, that’s if your over 30. I’m 28 yrs. old and for some reason people are giving me a hard time that the guy I’m dating is 21. Why? Who knows. It’s only 7 years difference. If I were 48 and he was 41 would it even be a big deal? No. For whatever reason, society has placed certain restrictions on age in dating.
I was curious to see what Wikipedia had to say about the subject matter and came across a very interesting rule. The 'half-your-age-plus-seven rule' is a rule of thumb used by some in Western cultures defining a mathematical formula to judge whether the age difference in an intimate relationship is socially acceptable. Mathematically speaking, the rule is:
This formula defines the minimum dating age as 14. I even found a graph that represents this rule!
I’m just curious to know who actully sat down in a room and put this together? Lol! It’s almost comical to me how people place such limitations on our society.
There are many examples of people having an age gap with very successful relationships as there are examples of people who are the same age with very un-successful relationships. Demi Moore & Aston Kutcher are probably the pos