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If anything, in practice men are than the rule would designate appropriate.
For example, this sample of 60-year-old men report that it is acceptable to fantasize about women in their 20s, which the rule would say is unacceptable.
How well does the rule capture women’s preferences?
Women’s preferred minimum partner age: Below are the data from Buunk et al.’s (2000) study on women’s minimum age preferences; the rule’s age calculations are represented by the solid line.
Take two situation One you will support her in each and every aspect even though you know that the decision she is taking is harmful because you are a supportive Boyfriend.
Now other situation as you are much older than her you know from your life’s experience that the decisoin that she is taking will harm her so you will stop her because you aer caring.
But as amatter of fact we can only give suggestion and in the end you are the one who have to take the decision.
She is 19 she i think will definately have some dreams and some passion in life.
You can see that men are basically operating by the rule for minimum age preferences for marital relationships (blue bars) and serious dating relationships (yellow bars).
Those age preferences consistently hover around the values denoted by the rule (the black line).
People reported distinct age preferences for marriage; a serious relationship; falling in love; casual sex; and sexual fantasies. Based on the figures Buunk and colleagues (2000) provided (and thus the numbers are only informed approximations), I replotted their data superimposing the max and min age ranges defined by the half-your-age-plus-7 rule.
Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.
In general, the figure shows that women are reporting minimum age preferences that the rule’s predictions.