Age Gap Calculator

Calculate the age gap between two people.
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How does this age gap calculator work?

This calculator allows you to compute the age difference between any two people. You simply input the birth dates in the form and press calculate.

The order of the birthdays do not matter in this calculate. Either person's birthday can be inputted as the first person or the second person.

Relationships with an age gap

Age gap relationships are becoming more and more popular. A recent study found that one in five Americans has dated someone who is more than 10 years older or younger than they are.

There are a lot of benefits to age gap relationships. One benefit is that you can learn a lot from someone who is different from you in terms of life experience. Another benefit is that it can help keep the spark alive in your relationship since you have different perspectives and interests.

However, there are also some challenges to age gap relationships. One challenge is that you may not have the same level of maturity, which can lead to communication problems. Another challenge is that you may not be at the same stage in your life, which can make it difficult to relate to each other.

If you're thinking about entering into an age gap relationship, it's important to weigh the pros and cons carefully to see if it's right for you.

"Half your age plus seven" rule by thumb

There is a popular rule of thumb often referred to as the “half your age plus seven” rule. This rule suggests that it is appropriate for someone to date someone who is half their age plus seven years old. So, if you are 30 years old, then you should be dating someone who is at least 22 years old (30 / 2 + 7 = 22). This rule has been around for many years and has been found to be quite accurate.

However, there are always exceptions to the rule. For example, if you are 25 years old, then you could date someone who is 21 years old (25 / 2 + 7 = 21). But, if you are 35 years old, then you should not be dating someone who is 27 years old (35 / 2 + 7 = 27). The reason for this exception is because as we get older, our age difference becomes more significant and it becomes more important to date someone closer to our own age.

The origins of the rule are a bit unclear, but it is thought to have first been used in the early 1900s by Italian writer Giovanni Casanova. In his autobiography, he claimed to have used the rule in order to successfully seduce a number of women. While there's no way to know for sure if Casanova was actually using this rule or not, the fact that he was such a successful ladies' man does lend some credence to the idea that there might be something to it.

Interestingly enough, the "half your age plus seven" rule doesn't seem to be based on any scientific evidence whatsoever. In fact, when researchers have looked into whether or not there's an ideal age gaps in relationships, they've found that there isn't really any definitive answer. So why do so many people still swear by the half your age plus seven rule?

Well, one possibility is that it's just a simple way of thinking about things that makes the math easy. After all, dividing your own age in half and then adding seven is a lot easier than trying to figure out if an age gap of X years is too big or too small. Additionally, the rule provides a nice tidy cutoff point for deciding whether or not pursuing a relationship is worth it – if they're more than seven years younger than half your age (or more than seven years older than half your age), then they're probably not worth your time.

Of course, there are always exceptions to rules like this (and exceptions to exceptions!). Ultimately, whether or not you decide to pursue a relationship with someone should come down to how well you click with them – not how old they are.