I like to share the stories behind my two favorites, and the other person’s response is usually quite indicative of what kind of person they are.
I also immediately unmatch anyone who asks to see a picture of my butt tattoo because NOPE.” — "Whether it's at home or while I'm traveling, I always choose the lowest possible mile range in the distance filter.
While age is truly just a number, successful significant relationships are based on mutual understanding and connection.” “Rules are made to be broken in certain cases, but it’s not a bad start to set some parameters.” However, how much can we really rely on a rule written from the perspective of an early 20th-century male?
The original quote, taken from Her Royal Highness, Woman: And His Majesty Cupid, is as follows: “I heard the other day a very good piece of advice, which I should like to repeat here, as I endorse it thoroughly: A man should marry a woman half his age, plus seven.
Try it at whatever age you like, and you will find it works very well, taking for granted all the while that, after all, a man as well as a woman is the age that he looks and feels.” Diminishing his credibility, in the next paragraph, O’Rell gives readers the advice: “Never marry a woman richer than you, or one taller than you, or one older than you.” So despite the approval and support from De Alto, the rule originally repeated by O’Rell seems significantly outdated - in real life, but especially in the anything-goes world of celebrity dating.
While some beliefs may stand the test of time, this old-fashioned dating rule doesn’t appear to be one of them.
Honestly, it worked almost every time, and I thought it was hilarious." — “Potential suitors have to guess where three out of the seven tattoos on my body are located for a prize (which is usually my phone number or that I’ll buy the first round of drinks).
For Russo, “It is more important to look at the life stage someone is in to see if your values are similar than to base your decision on chronological age.” However, she “could see the rule working out much better for men than women,” because “chances are a 30-year-old man dating a 22-year-old woman would be a much better match than a 30-year-old woman and a 22-year-old guy, as men typically lag behind women in maturity and relationship ready-ness.” But Russo also thinks it is important to remember, “Many people have very different priorities, so this rule is not one-size-fits-all and does not guarantee a good match.” As for the endurance of the rule, Russo thinks it may have something to do with men being attracted to younger women.
She said, “one reason why this may have endured is because men are generally more attracted to younger women and would like a rule that makes them feel it is acceptable to date younger.” So basically men are to blame.
Relationship expert Susan Winter said, “I find it amusing that there’s an equation for the ‘optimal’ age gap in love.
While formula’s seem as though they have some kind of scientific credence, the truth is that two resonant souls will find each other (regardless of their ages).” Whether there are any rules we should follow when looking for a potential mate, Winter said, “Rules no longer apply - there are no rules in love except to follow your heart.” Cute.