When this question comes up in conversation, someone inevitably cites the “half your age plus seven” rule.
This rules states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the age boundary: Take your age, subtract 7, and double it.
The utility of this equation is that it lets you chart acceptable age discrepancies that adjust over the years. Let's examine it: How well does the rule reflect scientific evidence for age preferences?
According to the rule, for example, a 30-year-old should be with a partner who is at least 22, while a 50-year-old’s dating partner must be at least 32 to not attract (presumed) social sanction. Does it match our scientific understanding of age-related preferences for dating? Researchers Buunk and colleagues (2000) asked men and women to identify the ages they would consider when evaluating someone for relationships of different levels of involvement.
Now we can see how well the rule corresponds with people’s reported acceptable ages.As well, those accused of gun crimes will find it tougher to get bail.The new law places "reverse onus" bail conditions on those accused of gun crimes.Men’s preferred minimum partner age: Let’s start with minimum age preferences reported by heterosexual men.Most states do not refer specifically to statutory rape; instead they use designations such as sexual assault and sexual abuse to identify prohibited activity.The act also includes higher mandatory prison sentences for those committing serious gun crimes.