Dating someone who is younger than you
Related Topics: Is there such a thing as soul mates?
Does God have one specific person for you to marry?
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.
In Figure 1, the solid black line represents the rule’s calculation for minimum acceptable range.
You can see that men are basically operating by the rule for minimum age preferences for marital relationships (blue bars) and serious dating relationships (yellow bars).
As people get older, age difference means less and less.
" Answer: The Bible very rarely gives us age examples in marriage relationships (or in any other situation, for that matter).We do know that Abraham was 10 years older than Sarah (Genesis ), but there are no other couples in the Bible where both individuals’ ages are given.It is often assumed, for example, that Joseph was significantly older than Mary.Are we supposed to be actively looking for a spouse? How young is too young to be in a romantic relationship?What is an appropriate level of intimacy before marriage?
With some quick math, the rule provides a minimum and maximum partner age based on your actual age that, if you choose to follow it, you can use to guide your dating decisions.