This rules states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the age boundary: Take your age, subtract 7, and double it.So for a 24-year old, the upper age limit would be 34 (i.e., 17 * 2).He Said: It's my experience that maturity and age are two things that rarely co-mingle.Age does matter in relationships, and anyone that tells you otherwise is either in high school and has a crush on one of their teachers, is a Miley Cyrus fan, or worships Hugh Heffner.Over several months, our relationship slowly progressed. Andrea, Tom's then wife, was distraught—and rightfully so.We went from two people with a mutual attraction to an employee and intern that had crossed multiple lines. My parents made me call her to apologize, and the conversation was agonizing.For the first time in my young life, I felt confident, and knew our relationship was the major reason. I always thought I was having a much better time than my classmates. "I'm sorry I had sex with your husband" doesn't really roll off the tongue, especially when you're far from sorry, and your connection with her husband is stronger than hers.I also figured it best to forgo telling her I loved her husband.
As psychotherapist and agony aunt Trish Murphy says, “While any parent would be justified in expressing concern about a 20-year age gap, having a good relationship at any stage of your life is worthwhile, and it would be good to cherish and value that relationship for as long as it makes sense.” Age gaps can work really well.It's not exactly what a wife wants to hear from another woman or, in my case, a teenager.Morally, I knew our actions were wrong but Tom was no longer in love with his wife.Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.