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About the "half your age plus seven" rule


The Rule defined:

It is generally socially acceptable for one to be romantically involved with someone who's age is at least half your age plus seven years.


The Facts Are These

Some interpret the rule such that if you are younger, you double your years, then subtract seven. This is mathematically inconsistent. The consistent method is to subtract seven years from your age, then multiply by two.

At age 14, the rule states that both people must be the same age.

Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) said that the ideal age of a man's wife was half his age, plus seven.

Recent Announcements

  • Each week we post a notable couple who walks the line of the infamous "half your age plus seven" rule.
  • Michael C. Hall and Vanessa Abrue It's being reported that Michael C. Hall's new girlfriend Vanessa Abrue is 25. We don't know exactly how old she is so we went ahead and assumed ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2011, 2:39 AM by Mark OneHalfPlusSeven
  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at one point were the shining examples of violating the half-your-age-plus-seven rule. But what about now? See how they fair ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2011, 1:48 AM by Mark OneHalfPlusSeven
  • Donald and Melania Trump The Donald clearly violated the "half your age plus seven" rule when he married Melania Knauss-Trump in early 2005. Now, however, he just barely clears the line. Would their ...
    Posted May 17, 2011, 2:24 AM by Mark OneHalfPlusSeven
  • Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey This is the second cougar we've looked at here at OneHalfPlusSeven.com. Unlike Demi however, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were not in violation of the "half your age ...
    Posted Apr 28, 2011, 4:22 AM by Mark OneHalfPlusSeven
  • David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts According to UK newspaper Daily Express, David Hasselhoff's daughters at one point said he had to date someone at least 40. Meanwhile, his current girlfriend Hayley Roberts is 31 ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2011, 2:16 AM by Mark OneHalfPlusSeven
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