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What is the acceptable minimum age for your own (and others’) dating partners?
When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably cites the “half your age plus seven” rule.
The study was originally published in September 2014, and a writer broke down some of the stats and brought the news in an easier-to-read format.
Randal Olson is the one who analyzed the stats from Emory, making a graph that shows couples with a 5-year gap in age are 18 percent more likely to divorce, and those with a 30-year gap in age are a whopping 172 percent more likely to divorce.
Last weekend, I left them alone together as I had a course to attend.
When I came back a few days later, I went to her room while she was in the toilet to see if there were any telltale signs of any intimacy. I thought to myself, what better person than Dave to have lost her virginity to.” Most of the comments that were left in response to this are equally as disturbing.
He was never angry, but it took him time to get his head round it.
He was fine once he could see Anthony loved me for who I am, not as arm candy.
But even just being one year apart puts you at a 3 percent higher divorce rate.