Megan is upset because she is apparently older than 26, and among people who marry, half do so below The intuitive conclusion is that the number of potential partners is decreasing as time goes on. The Half Plus Seven Rule is an unwritten rule that asserts that it is creepy to date anyone who is younger than half your age plus 7 years. As the graph shows, there is a lower limit and an upper limit.
Dating Age Formula: The Dating Equation: ½(your age) + 7
In this post, we're going to analyze an XKCD comic about dating pools and derive the statistical analysis that's behind the curves shown in the comic. As you can see, the comic mentions some analysis involving census bureau data and dating pools. Our goal in this post is to replicate the analysis that leads to these curves. We proceed in two parts:. As explained in the comic, the "standard creepiness rule" implies that you can't date people below a certain age that depends on your own age. Assuming this applies to everyone in the population or society you live in, this means that there also is an upper age bound over which people can't date you because you're too young for them.
Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool
Source: xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Is this where the May-December relationship originates? Rule of 7 in Marketing: States that prospects need to see your offer at least 7 times before they really notice your offer and start to take action.