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Half your age plus seven years

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  • 24-03-2014 4:25pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭


    So, this amusing rule of thumb has been around a while now. But does it suit you? I'm on a phone, so I would like to add a poll, but can't.

    Anyway, I'm 33, so my LOWEST age is 23.5.

    I can safely say I would rather be kicked in the face by a donkey than date someone that age. What a nightmare that would be.

    I'm talking about a relationship here, not a one nighter.


    How about your lower band age?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,516 ✭✭✭wazky


    If there is grass on the pitch, play ball.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭maguic24


    So, this amusing rule of thumb has been around a while now. But does it suit you? I'm on a phone, so I would like to add a poll, but can't.

    Anyway, I'm 33, so my ideal age is 23.5.

    I can safely say I would rather be kicked in the face by a donkey than date someone that age. What a nightmare that would be.

    I'm talking about a relationship here, not a one nighter.


    How about your lower band age?

    Is half your age plus 7, not the minimum age you should date? Or some sh*t like that rather than your ideal age??

    Personally I could never date someone younger than me, I'm 22. Have an older bf, have never gone out with anyone the same age as me or younger.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,559 ✭✭✭✭AnonoBoy


    Anyway, I'm 33, so my ideal age is 23.5.

    It's not a rule for the ideal age it's the LOWEST age of someone you should date and not feel awkward about it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭Chazz Michael Michaels


    AnonoBoy wrote: »
    It's not a rule for the ideal age it's the LOWEST age of someone you should date and not feel awkward about it.

    You're right. Edited.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 892 ✭✭✭GenieOz


    wazky wrote: »
    If there is grass on the pitch, play ball.

    Enjoy your jail time.


    Works out at 20 for me, about right. From what I've found 18 and 19 year old girls are incredibly immature these days(although I guess everyone was, you just don't realise it) it'd probably start to improve at 20 but I'd say 22 or 23 would be my lowest with the current being 22


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭Santa Cruz


    wazky wrote: »
    If there is grass on the pitch, play ball.

    Are you a T.D by any chance?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,868 ✭✭✭djflawless


    We follow the 2 year rule here
    Allowances for milfs/gilfs and/or cougars :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 994 ✭✭✭Tilikum


    The lowest I should be dating is 25. My gf is 26.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,391 ✭✭✭✭mikom


    wazky wrote: »
    If there is grass on the pitch, play ball.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057173089


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,986 ✭✭✭Ihatecuddles


    So, this amusing rule of thumb has been around a while now. But does it suit you? I'm on a phone, so I would like to add a poll, but can't.

    Anyway, I'm 33, so my LOWEST age is 23.5.

    I can safely say I would rather be kicked in the face by a donkey than date someone that age. What a nightmare that would be.

    I'm talking about a relationship here, not a one nighter.


    How about your lower band age?

    Wouldn't want to date you either!!!

    I'm ok for my OH according to this.
    He's 31 and I'm 22.

    I'd never date an 18 year old though!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭SamAK


    Me = 23

    With your rule of thumb my 'ideal' age would be 18.5.

    Nah you're alright, cheers! I can imagine being in a completely different head space to an 18 year old right now, considering how much i've developed and changed since i was 18...big life shift at that age.

    But there are always exceptions I suppose..

    My current squeeze is 21 and i'm perfectly content with that. Great battles of wit and sass that I usually end up losing :) She's a sharpie.

    Edit - that rule of thumb does sort of work in the context of 'youngest date without it being awkward'.....17 for me would be right on the ragged edge as far as social acceptance goes, never mind maturity and compatibility etc...!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭Chazz Michael Michaels


    mauzo! wrote: »
    Wouldn't want to date you either!!!

    I'm ok for my OH according to this.
    He's 31 and I'm 22.

    I'd never date an 18 year old though!

    Don't be offended, I just find the level of emotional maturity of women your age to be underdeveloped. I prefer mature women.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,819 ✭✭✭howamidifferent


    My lowest works out at 31.5 :D

    I'd love me some sweet 31.5 year old action. :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,330 ✭✭✭Gran Hermano


    Half your IQ minus 2.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭maguic24


    mauzo! wrote: »
    Wouldn't want to date you either!!!

    I'm ok for my OH according to this.
    He's 31 and I'm 22.

    I'd never date an 18 year old though!

    Ah it's just personal choice. Chazzy obviously hasn't met us mauzo. ;) We'll probably be saying the same when we're in out 30's. :P

    Yeah...I don't think I would ever go out with an 18 year old. :-/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,986 ✭✭✭Ihatecuddles


    Don't be offended, I just find the level of emotional maturity of women your age to be underdeveloped. I prefer mature women.

    Tongue in cheek, don't worry! I won't be crying over you while listening to Taylor Swift :)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 42 Scotty P


    Wonder how many five and half year olds will read this and then go looking for a ten year old.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,391 ✭✭✭✭mikom


    Half your age plus seven years in Tibet.
    Brad Pitts rule when adopting children.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,855 ✭✭✭The Wild Bunch


    29

    21 and a half

    My Richard the Third is 23

    B-)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,235 ✭✭✭✭Cee-Jay-Cee


    My lowest is 29. My wife is 31.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭BUBBLES1978


    Bring on the 24.5 yr olds il ate them up and spit them out:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,559 ✭✭✭✭AnonoBoy


    Half your IQ minus 2.

    That just applies to people who say things like "...if there's grass on the pitch" doesn't it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭SamAK


    So, this amusing rule of thumb has been around a while now. But does it suit you?

    I'm talking about a relationship here, not a one nighter.

    Just a reminder to all the wanna-be stud-muffin pimps posting here! Big big difference between relationships and 'just sex'.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,113 ✭✭✭shruikan2553


    17.5. At least its legal.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 153 ✭✭knarkypants


    Where my bf is concerned his result of 31.5 is bang on.

    He's 49 and I'm 31. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,397 ✭✭✭✭azezil


    I'll be 34 later this year, I think the youngest I could get into a relationship with now is around 30. Which is in stark contrast to me in my mid to late 20s :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,635 ✭✭✭Pumpkinseeds


    27 for me, but I could never date a younger man, my husband is 5 years older than me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭Chazz Michael Michaels


    azezil wrote: »
    I'll be 34 later this year, I think the youngest I could get into a relationship with now is around 30. Which is in stark contrast to me in my mid to late 20s :pac:

    I know. My late 20s were a bloody disgrace...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,790 ✭✭✭maguic24


    azezil wrote: »
    I'll be 34 later this year, I think the youngest I could get into a relationship with now is around 30. Which is in stark contrast to me in my mid to late 20s :pac:
    I know. My late 20s were a bloody disgrace...

    Oh, juicy stories....I'll go get the popcorn. Do tell. :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,822 ✭✭✭Chazz Michael Michaels


    maguic24 wrote: »
    Oh, juicy stories....I'll go get the popcorn. Do tell. :)

    Ah, I was just mad for getting young ones, like an 18 year old German au pair, for example. Just for the fact she was young. It seems silly to me now. But we had fun, no harm came of it. I always treat women with respect, and make sure things are clear, at the start, regarding whether its a bit of fun or not.


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