Introducing, The Dating Math Formula
Research says that there’s an age range you should abide by when it comes to love, and it goes something like this...
It seems there is a calculation that gives you the ideal age of people you should have a scene with. At Cosmo, we call it Dating Math. Here’s how it works: when it comes to figuring out the youngest person you should be with, apply this formula—half your age and add seven. So, if you’re 26, dating a 20-year-old is absolutely okay, but an 18-year-old is strictly off limits. And your oldest match? Take your current age, subtract seven, and multiply it by two. Let’s take the case of rumoured couple Lana Del Ray and Axl Rose. At 25, she is dating someone exactly twice her age. Put this math in place, and Axl is 14 years too old for her. The youngest woman Axl Rose could get away with dating should be 32 (like Jennifer Love Hewitt). And the oldest person for Lana—36-year-old rapper 50 Cent.
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