Xkcd acceptable dating ages


21-Jul-2017 20:09

Most people already seem to agree that it's alright for a 16 year old to date a 15 year old, but no one will agree it's alright for a 40 year old to date a 15 year old.Now I might be wrong, but I'd guess that you haven't yet reached an age where the "age/2 7" formula suggests that it's okay to date 10 years past your age.I don't think that it's universally right to assume that a 16 or 17 year old isn't old enough to date.More so I don't think that the age of the other party(/parties) are that relevant.I think the flaws start well out of what normal human lifespan is.. If someone who's 110 wants to date someone who's 62, I'm sure as fuck not going to stop them. " or whatever think it's not creepy for a, say, 65 year old to date an 18 year old (or whatever you think the age of consent is, whether 16 or 22)?

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I mean, I agree that the forumla is flawed, but I disagree on where the flaws start. So this is kinda unclear to me..all of you saying "what's wrong with a 120 year old dating a 40 year old?

If someone 110 wants to continue doing coke every day, I'm not going to stop it. As long as it's not illegal, it's not creepy for anyone to date anyone?

Please keep in mind that I'm not putting forward a point of view or attacking anyone's elses.

This might go some way to explaining your reluctance.

This might go some way to explaining your reluctance. After you're past the age of about 25 or 30, honestly I think you know better than some formula what is or is not a good idea. No one's getting into anything they should be unfamiliar with.

It makes sense for society to frown on a 36 year old dating an 18 year old, because the 18 year old will likely not have had enough life experience yet to know whether or not they're being taken advantage of, etc, etc. And man, if someone is really attractive enough, mentally and physically (I'm guessing emotionally they're likely doing pretty well) at 72 to end up in a relationship with a 36 year old, I'm kind of thinking, "hey, good for them," more so than "oh, that poor 36 year old."So here's the thing.