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Last weekend, the boisterous, fifty-four-year-old Alec Baldwin proposed to his twenty-eight-year-old girlfriend. So over on Nerve Dating, we asked you what the appropriate cut-off was for an age difference in a relationship.
47% of you threw caution to the wind with the answer, "Age is just a number," although one respondent from that group did add, "It is a little weird if the person is older than your parents."
11% responded with the choice of "twenty years," followed by 16% who thought "ten years" was a bit more appropriate. A scant six percent of people chose "five years," which would, after all, cut out millions and millions of potential suitors and keep all your conversation pretty damn current.
The rest of the votes went towards the traditional "half your age plus seven" rule, leading our readers to stop everything they're doing for some serious long division. One commenter had more to say about Baldwin, adding, "Would she have anything to do with him if he wasn't famous? Maybe. Maybe not." While Baldwin's now fiance squeezes by on the "half your age plus seven" rule, you do have to wonder if she'd still be engaged if her soon-to-be-husband wasn't Alec Baldwin, incredible actor and classy son-of-a-bitch, but rather Alec Baldwin, incredible insurance salesman and classy son-of-a-bitch.
Want to meet a classy son-of-a-bitch of whatever professional calling? Head to Nerve Dating.