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The Half Plus Seven Rule is an unwritten rule that asserts that it is creepy to date anyone who is younger than half your age plus 7 years.
As the graph shows, there is a lower limit and an upper limit.
As age increases, the age range of potential non-creepy partners widens.
According to this rule, the age of the younger person should not be less than half the age of the older person plus seven years, so that (for example) no one older than 65 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 39 and a half, no one older than 22 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 18, and no one under 14 years of age should be in a relationship at all...
From another point of view, the chart can be interpreted as saying that there should not be an age disparity of as much as five years unless the younger person has an age of 19 or more, a ten-year disparity should exist only if the younger person has an age of 24 or more, and a twenty-year disparity should occur only if the younger person has an age of 34 or more.
Don't ask me how I found it : P (some digits are replaced with X for privacy reasons) --Di Ev Al (talk) , 17 August 2013 (UTC) Don't ask you how you found it?
I'm a little concerned about that credo...18.104.22.168 , 14 September 2013 (UTC) By this standard, 14 is the minimum dating age.