Is it okay to date an older person?
Dating a much older person may not only be illegal (landing that person in jail if youre underage) but it may not be the healthiest choice for you (even if youre of legal age and the person is just much older and more experienced). Give yourself the chance to enjoy being young and to be with someone who gets that.
How much older can someone be to date them?
This rule states that by dividing your own age by two and then adding seven you can find the socially acceptable minimum age of anyone you want to date. So if youre a 24-year-old, you can feel free to be with anyone who is at least 19 (12 + 7) but not someone who is 18.
What is it called when you date an older person?
Gerontophilia is the primary sexual attraction to the elderly. A person with such a sexual preference is a gerontophile. The word gerontophilia was coined in 1901 by psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing. It derives from Greek: geron, meaning old person and philia, meaning friendship.