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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I was born in and have two older siblings. So far, so normal. Except for the fact that being born in — the same year the Titanic went down — my father was old enough to be my great-grandfather. To further compound the issue, my mother was born in — a difference of 33 years between their births.
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Robin Stanton supposes her appreciation for younger men was honed during the feminist revolution. Growing up in Ohio in the s, she married her high school sweetheart at age They had two children, but before long she realized her traditional marriage was killing her soul. To Stanton's dismay, her husband seemed threatened by her intelligence and high spirits, as well as her singing career.
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