# Dating creepiness

I edited the data found in the csv file to compute the age pools of singles by considering that the "single person" category is the union of the categories "Married Spouse Absent", "Widowed", "Divorced", "Separated" and "Never Married".

the “half-your-age-plus-seven” rule, which states that no person should date someone under (age / 2 7), otherwise they will look like a creeper.

This seems arbitrary, but if you crunch your age into that equation, I’m willing to bet that you wouldn’t even consider dating someone under that age. ) If we plot the Standard Creepiness Rule out for women: (Note that you can easily just change the axis labels in the above chart and it works just as well for men.) It just so happens that Christian Rudder released his book Dataclysm last month, which features a chart showing us the age range that women search on Ok Cupid for when looking for men to date.

Formally, we can denote these two bounds as: Still more mathematically, if we denote the creepiness rule by $f$, upper and lower bounds by $\text$ and $\text$ and your age by $x$ then we have: $$\text = f(x)$$$$f(\text) = x \Leftrightarrow \text = f^(x)$$This can be easily implemented, as the inverse creepiness rule is "you can't date people older than twice (your age minus 7 years)".

As one can see from the plot above, the dating interval is getting larger with your age.

And then I was like, oh yeah — this is that feeling from back when I had boyfriends. Like I am not worthy of being loved because of how I look. I feel almost physically sub-human, as if any man who looks at my naked body without saying something cruel is doing me a kindness. When I was dating women, and when I was not dating, I didn’t really stress out about my appearance.

Serota shared the message on Twitter, noting that she "just received a 500-word OKCupid message with no less than 3 back-handed compliments." The letter is long, rambling, and implies that this guy deep-dove pretty far into her Twitter history.

Anywho, this time it led me to take a look at your timeline, the intrigue now growing with your wit, eclectic retweets, sensibility and cats.

Then the okc tweets were fun and poignant and eye opening - wow she's there/here?

I mean, I think it was a reasonable hypothesis — women feel like shit about how they look because they see hyper-beauty everywhere — but again, I think there’s more to the story than that.

Because, female fetishization of beauty was not as painful to me as male fetishization.

There are a few spots in their teens and low-20s where women actually seek men than the Standard Creepiness Rule says they should, but that trend quickly ends by the time they’re 21.

## One thought on “dating creepiness”

1. Propaganda to meet a sugar daddy (we'll get that next, hold your horses). There's bands too on most nights, bringing with it the unpredictability of the live music crowd.