Dating an older man 40 60 post breakup dating

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As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough.

Society has different expectations for men and women — men can date younger than women and women can date older than men.

Mechanical Turk is Amazon’s online platform where people pay other people to complete online tasks.

This can vary from transcribing a movie, to identifying an item on a receipt, to taking a survey about hypothetical romantic relationships.

When John and Lauren are 60, the creepiness rule allows them to date anyone older than themselves (the official cap is 106).

However, society places more restrictive age limits of 71 and 75 respectively.

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.

According to the rule, a 60 year-old woman is allowed to date 37 year-olds like nobody’s business.By the time they’re 60, John is “allowed” to be with someone three years younger than the youngest Lauren can be with.According to the survey, a 20 year-old John can date someone who is 30.When John/Lauren are 30, the creepiness rule actually lines up with how people responded.The rule states that the maximum age of Lauren’s lover is 46 and according to the survey, the actual acceptable age is 45.4.

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