19 year old guy dating 26 year old woman
When John/Lauren are 30, the creepiness rule actually lines up with how people responded.The rule states that the maximum age of Lauren’s lover is 46 and according to the survey, the actual acceptable age is 45.4.The researchers then presented different types of relationships- sexual fantasies, casual affairs, long-term relationships, marriage — and asked the participants what the minimum and maximum age of their partner is for each scenario.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.When John and Lauren are 60, the creepiness rule allows them to date anyone older than themselves (the official cap is 106).However, society places more restrictive age limits of 71 and 75 respectively.As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough.Society has different expectations for men and women — men can date younger than women and women can date older than men.
The results also showed that the creepiness rule is too restrictive about how old you can date when you are young, but becomes too lenient as you get older.In other words, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what society finds…creepy? Articles and blog posts alternate between claiming age absolutely matters in a relationship and age absolutely doesn’t matter in a relationship.One thing is clear — nothing brings out more opinions than other people’s love lives.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.
As John and Lauren got older, however, the creepiness rule differed from how people actually responded.