The rule of seven for dating
One thing is clear — nothing brings out more opinions than other people’s love lives.Buunk & colleagues wrote a paper investigating how factors such as age, gender, and type of romantic relationship (casual, serious, marriage, etc.) affect the age limits people place on potential romantic partners.Of course you're going to talk about yourself, and when you do, be proud of who you are. The “creepiness rule” states that the youngest you should date is “half your age plus seven.” The less commonly used corollary is that the oldest you should date is “subtract seven from your age and double it.”According to this rule, society should accept a 50 year old man dating a 32 year old woman. Reactions ranged from “sure” to “that’s weird” to “why are you asking me this? When I flipped the genders — a 50 year old woman dating a 32 year old man — people’s responses often flipped as well.Although I could have hit the streets of New York and surveyed people in-person Buunk style, I decided to m Turk my survey.I try to avoid as much social interaction in my daily life as possible.The results were interesting but just because I want to date someone much younger than me doesn’t mean I would be okay with someone else doing the same.I still didn’t know whether the creepiness rules actually represented what society finds acceptable. I tackled this paradigm-shifting research the only way I knew how: I created a survey.
Within a few days I got 274 responses: 110 male, 163 female, and one person that “preferred not to say”.So when you are sitting there speaking with and looking at a woman (again, a woman. ) and break eye contact to check your i Phone, do you know how wildly disrespectful that is? And heaven help you if you say “the score of the game.” If you thought in your head, “the score of the game,” you are a lost cause.Ladies, far be it for me to tell you what to do, but a man checking his phone while you're talking is the perfect cue to throw that ramen.For those of you unaware of the modern-day sweatshop that is m Turk (I say this endearingly), you’re missing out.
Mechanical Turk is Amazon’s online platform where people pay other people to complete online tasks.We were so close to them; it was as if we were at a four-person table.