Ever heard of the rule that men should date women who are half their age plus seven? Some celebrities - think Leonardo Di Caprio - take this to extremes with a roster of something models regularly appearing on their arm, but do you know where the saying comes from? But does it stand up to scrutiny, or is it just a baseless rule perpetuated by men who want to justify dating younger, and less mature, women? We asked three relationship experts to weigh in on the rule - and their responses were surprising. Historically, a woman was to choose a man the same age, or five to 15 years older. Mid-century, the reason for the elevated age gap would've been economic.
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Jenny is a girl who loves many things. She loves street foods, traveling, nature, music, cats, and dogs! Now, I have to spill a secret. I have had crushes on my professors back in my college days. And, when I say "older," I mean guys who are 10—15 years older than I am and not the "old" retired type. I am always drawn to them; maybe it is their maturity or the way they express their opinions on difficult topics and challenge me mentally, or it is the way they carry themselves, or maybe it is because they are already self-sufficient.
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D ennis Quaid, a year-old man who already looks like his own waxwork, yesterday announced his engagement to Laura Savoie. At 26, she already looks like every one of his three ex-wives — if none of them ever aged. When Quaid married his second wife, also a blond actor — Meg Ryan, heard of her? Ryan is eight years younger than Quaid.
Here's how. How should you begin? Maybe call that old high school flame? Approach that work colleague you always thought was kinda cute? Sign up for an online dating site?