Xkcd dating age formula
Men, in contrast, are hypothesized to be most attracted to women in their reproductive prime, which tends to be when they are younger. Women’s preferences, on the other hand, hold relatively constant across their lives, not going more than a few years below their own age (extra-credit if you can identify the “cougar zone” in this figure), but women remain keen on men up to 10 years older than themselves. However, younger men (i.e., in their 20’s) tend to be married to someone of a similar age, but as they get older their wives get younger.For example, by their 50’s the average male has a wife who is 10 years younger than him.Don't ask me how I found it : P (some digits are replaced with X for privacy reasons) --Di Ev Al (talk) , 17 August 2013 (UTC) Don't ask you how you found it?I'm a little concerned about that credo...18.104.22.168 , 14 September 2013 (UTC) By this standard, 14 is the minimum dating age.(This is stricter than the standard age gap creepiness formula, but if we assume a 30-year-old and a 40-year-old can be soul mates, then the creepiness rule is violated if they accidentally meet 15 years earlier.) With the same-age restriction, most of us have a pool of around half a billion potential matches. Everybody has only one orientation—toward their soul mate.The odds of running into your soul mate are incredibly small.However, it doesn’t represent women’s preferences at all.
A hundred billion or so humans have ever lived, but only seven billion are alive now (which gives the human condition a 93% mortality rate).
For example, a 50-year-old dating someone who is younger than 50/2 7 = 32 would be considered creepy.
As the graph shows, there is a lower limit and an upper limit.
So let’s assume your soul mate lives at the same time as you. We could keep using demographics to try to break things down further, but we’d be drifting away from the idea of a random soul mate.
Furthermore, to keep things from getting creepy, we’ll assume they’re within a few years of your age. In our scenario, you don’t know anything about who your soul mate will be until you look into their eyes.
(It might take a few seconds to load.) For the occasions when you need to quickly calculate whether pursuing a person of a particular age would be objectionable, here are the formulas: So according to this, I could date a guy between the ages of 21 and 42. My preferred minimum would be around 25 and maximum around 38, but for a rule of thumb, the calculations don’t seem too far off.