The Creepy Rule
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Graph of the famous Half-age-plus-seven rule (“never date anyone under half your age plus 7″), which claims to dictate what age disparity between two people is acceptable in dating/romantic/intimate relationships during the late 20th century / early 21st century (called the “Standard creepiness rule” in the xkcd webcomic). 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… In its earliest known appearance (in the 1951 play The Moon is Blue by F. Hugh Herbert), it’s stated as “the girl is supposed to be half the man’s age, plus seven”; if such an asymmetrical form of the rule were to be applied, then only the area between the black and blue lines would be relevant if the woman’s age is along the x-axis, while only the area between the blue and red lines would be relevant if the woman’s age is along the y-axis. Please read the following chart to se your date range. Exceptions There are several exceptions that are known to men. But to meet the exception you have to date certain kind of people. People from Iceland or other small […]

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