The real perversion is trying to pretend that’s not the truth, and insult people because of their age.When a friend opts to date someone who is old enough to be their parent, a common response is to see if the decision passes the “half their age plus seven” test.
While women prefer a small and constant age gap, men are so hooked on the idea of a nubile young partner that they prefer a larger age gap the older they get. In theory there are plenty of reasons to favour a small age gap.
The rule, whose origins remain mysterious, has been passed down through generations as a way of justifying or, more commonly, pouring scorn on other people’s couplings.
It’s fine for a 22-year-old to go out with an 18-year-old.
The idea that it’s perverted for me to have consensual sex with someone 25 years younger than me? social acceptance by the younger person’s family and social circle can weigh heavily.
But when my daughters dated guys older than them, my main concern wasn’t their age, it was if they were a jerk!