I came up with this: The distance between y = x and the asymptote is about 10 years, meaning a 40 year old can date a 33 year old, but a 50 year old can only date a 40 year old. I mean, I agree that the forumla is flawed, but I disagree on where the flaws start.
I think the flaws start well out of what normal human lifespan is.. If someone who's 110 wants to date someone who's 62, I'm sure as fuck not going to stop them.
Please keep in mind that I'm not putting forward a point of view or attacking anyone's elses.
You appear to be under the impression anyonee has ever suggested it would. This fora isn't about "hey guys let's discuss this concept, oh look it's only flaw is mathematical".
It's more like "hey guys this equation attempts to approximate something observed in real life.
Speaking of which, you've been quite vague about said problem.
Don't assume we know what "the problem" is; I personally have no idea.
This might go some way to explaining your reluctance. After you're past the age of about 25 or 30, honestly I think you know better than some formula what is or is not a good idea. No one's getting into anything they should be unfamiliar with.
It makes sense for society to frown on a 36 year old dating an 18 year old, because the 18 year old will likely not have had enough life experience yet to know whether or not they're being taken advantage of, etc, etc. And man, if someone is really attractive enough, mentally and physically (I'm guessing emotionally they're likely doing pretty well) at 72 to end up in a relationship with a 36 year old, I'm kind of thinking, "hey, good for them," more so than "oh, that poor 36 year old."So here's the thing.
Now there may need to be a secondary function for those marrying the geriatric for inheritance purposes, but I don't think that's a factor in the 1/2 7 formula.
And I also like that the current formula does work at the bottom edge of the range where anything that is actually "dating" typically starts; basically "13 is too young, and 14-15 should keep more or less in their grade level."What's wrong with a 60 year old dating a 37 year old?
Now I might be wrong, but I'd guess that you haven't yet reached an age where the "age/2 7" formula suggests that it's okay to date 10 years past your age.