I am aware there are possibilities where two people can successfully date with an age gap of more than eight years. (Seriously, she was born on the same day and same year.If that's not an easy conversation opener, I truly don't know what is.)But after all sorts of successes and failures with women, as time has gone on, I've found at least common failure: a massive age gap.If you know Hollywood, then you know that Jessica Lowndes is not the first to date someone born in another decade.Love in Tinseltown doesn't see numbers, just all the feel-good, bubbly things that come with being in a nice relationship.It’s fine for a 22-year-old to go out with an 18-year-old.It’s not for a 38-year-old to go out with a 23-year-old, however a 26-year-old would be fair game.
The ability of both members of a couple to sing a favourite childhood television theme tune could bond them together, at the risk of irritating those nearby.The older you get, the wider the permissible age gap: a 50-year-old can venture as old as 86. In practice, research conducted by Christian Rudder, co-founder of OKCupid, a dating website, suggests that when it comes to age gaps, men and women have slightly different ideas.While female users look for men roughly the same age as them (or perhaps a year or two older) men prefer women in their early twenties, regardless of their own age.When a friend opts to date someone who is old enough to be their parent, a common response is to see if the decision passes the “half their age plus seven” test.The rule, whose origins remain mysterious, has been passed down through generations as a way of justifying or, more commonly, pouring scorn on other people’s couplings.
One is, “Well, it a good movie.” Two is, “God, people already forgot about The Fugees, huh? ” If your answer is either two or three, then we're on the same page.