Rule of 7 dating

One thing is clear — nothing brings out more opinions than other people’s love lives.

Buunk & colleagues wrote a paper investigating how factors such as age, gender, and type of romantic relationship (casual, serious, marriage, etc.) affect the age limits people place on potential romantic partners.

The results were interesting but just because I want to date someone much younger than me doesn’t mean I would be okay with someone else doing the same.

I still didn’t know whether the creepiness rules actually represented what society finds acceptable. I tackled this paradigm-shifting research the only way I knew how: I created a survey.

As John and Lauren got older, however, the creepiness rule differed from how people actually responded.For those of you unaware of the modern-day sweatshop that is m Turk (I say this endearingly), you’re missing out.Mechanical Turk is Amazon’s online platform where people pay other people to complete online tasks.This can vary from transcribing a movie, to identifying an item on a receipt, to taking a survey about hypothetical romantic relationships.Within a few days I got 274 responses: 110 male, 163 female, and one person that “preferred not to say”.

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