Bloggers and busybodies are divided over whether or not the age difference between actress Jennifer Lawrence, 24, and musician Chris Martin, 37, automatically renders their relationship inappropriate. The rule is widely cited, but its origins are hard to pin down. The rule also appears in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. When Malcolm X met his future wife Betty Sanders, he interpreted the fact that their ages fit the rule of seven as a sign that they were destined for each other. Now, the half-your-age plus seven rule has entered the cultural lexicon.
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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Originally Posted by mimimomx3. What do you all think? I'm really uncomfortable with kids under 18 dating anyone over 18, besides the fact it's illegal where I live! Larry Siegel. Originally Posted by malamute. I think that's a myth.
What's The Ideal Age Gap In A Relationship? It's Not As Big As You Might Think
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. As a high school teacher I can say that boys are very much less mature on average than girls. Not all boys are less mature and some girls are very immature, but more times than not boys are very much less mature than girls. That is why parents need to judge their own child's situation and not set blanket rules for their child. And for your story I have one that is completely opposite.
Age disparity in sexual relationships is the difference in ages of individuals in sexual relationships. Concepts of these relationships, including what defines an age disparity, have developed over time and vary among societies. Differences in age preferences for mates can stem from evolutionary mating strategies and age preferences in sexual partners may vary cross-culturally. There are also social theories for age differences in relationships as well as suggested reasons for 'alternative' age-hypogamous relationships.