Age gap in dating
According to a new survey, the ideal age difference between a couple is when the man is 4 years and (this is the sort of weird part) four months older than the woman.
A 38 year-old man can have no qualms about starting a relationship with a 26 year-old woman and possibly having a baby in 4 years — when she’s ready.A 38 year-old woman who wants to have kids doesn’t have that same luxury of time.Previously, we’ve written about the “Dating Age Range Formula” – more wives’ tale than scientific theory.You take your age, subtract 7, and multiply that by two to get the oldest age you should date, and do the inverse to get the youngest.
A college sophomore for when I want to feel like I can still hang with college bros*, a sophisticated bachelor approaching midlife for when I want to feel adult.** Another interesting tidbit to come out of the survey is that across the board, women felt like it was the men who had to be the older partner, though this could be sadly tied to the fact that an astonishing 55% of women say they need a partner to help them pay their rent or mortgage, which, supposedly, a man who is 4 years more advanced in his career would be able to do.
But if money and dating go hand-in-hand, then would (eventual) rising rates in women’s wages lead to less of an age disparity in romantic pairings?