There is a ‘rule’ out there that it’s okay (read: not creepy) to have sex with someone who is half your age plus 7 years.
Since I’m turning 35 in a few months, this rule would mean that I could sleep with someone who is around 24. (35 divided by 2 + 7)
Assuming someone who was 24 wanted to sleep with me, I mean.
Until returning to school and hanging out with a lot of 24 year olds, I would have thought that to be a perfectly reasonable calculation.
Now, however, I realize that there are very few 24 year olds with whom I could get naked without first needing to duct tape their mouth shut. They’re pretty, yes, but ohmygodshutup. I was the same when I was 24, so don’t think I’m being judgey here. I like many of these people in a friendly way – my sexual attraction to them is exactly zero.
So, take your age. Divide it in half and add 7. Would you want to have The Sex with that person?