Here’s the equation: Your Age / 2 7 = Your Creep Number That’s your age, divided by two, then add 7 to that number. Sometimes the Creep Number and the Age Thermostat number are far away, and that’s a bad thing.For me, I finally had to realize I was not 30 any more.In , a 1953 film adaptation of the 1951 play by Frederick Hugh Herbert, Maggie Mc Namara—playing 22-year-old Patty O’Neill—asks her 30-year-old suitor, “Haven’t you ever heard that the girls is supposed to be half the man’s age, plus seven? In the 1950s, Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad “taught that a wife’s ideal age was half the man’s age plus seven”; this age gap should make up for women’s maturing more quickly than men, as well as ensure that the husband was sufficiently authoritative over his wife.When Malcolm X met his future wife Betty Sanders, he interpreted the fact that their ages fit the rule of seven as a sign that they were destined for each other.
It’s defined ten times on Urban Dictionary, gets its own section in Wikipedia’s page on age disparity in sexual relationships, is espoused by Barney Stinson on “How I Met Your Mother” and is referenced by and The Awl.
For example, a 30-year old can date anyone from 22 to 46, according to the formula.
To get 22, you divide 30 in half, leaving you with 15 remaining, and then add seven more to arrive at 22.
I was almost 50, and it was time to start acting like someone who was almost 50.
I needed to start dating the women that I should be dating, both from a societal point of view and an “I don’t want to appear creepy” point of view. The more I messaged the older women, the more responses I received and the more coffee dates I went on.