For rule-related involvement (e.g., relationships), 60-year-old men are stating that the minimum acceptable age is around 40ish, which does map much more closely to the rule’s predictions.
Men’s preferred partner age: The rule states that you can calculate maximum acceptable partner ages by subtracting seven from your own age and multiplying it by 2.
In the conversations, Heim allegedly said "that he knows (the girl's) age and that he knows the consequences," according to a probable cause statement for the Gulfport man's arrest.
"He continues by saying that he is just following his heart," says the statement by Collingswood Police Detective William Lyons.
Heim showed no emotion during a brief appearance Monday in federal court in Philadelphia.
If anything, in practice men are than the rule would designate appropriate.The chat showed "numerous conversations between the two which appear to be in a 'dating' context, along with photographs of both K. S., a group member, according to an affidavit from a federal investigator. Heim identified the girl as a 13-year-old in group chats, the affidavit notes. "Heim stated that he felt like this was wrong and that he wished he had said no to her requests and her affection," according to the affidavit."Heim stated that he knew it wasn't right to talk to her because of her age," says the affidavit by Special Agent Joshua Conrad of the U. Other group members told Heim "his behavior was inappropriate because of the minor's age and Heim agreed, but found it difficult to say no to her," according to Conrad. "sent him provocative photos." "Heim stated that he didn't ask for them but didn't discourage the behavior because he didn't want to mess things up," the federal agent's affidavit says. "Heim stated that he might as well try even if it was wrong." Investigators located Heim and K. after tracking his cellphone to a Bartram Avenue hotel, authorities say.Heim is charged in Camden County with kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child.He faces federal charges of transportation of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct.According to the rule, for example, a 30-year-old should be with a partner who is at least 22, while a 50-year-old’s dating partner must be at least 32 to not attract (presumed) social sanction. Does it match our scientific understanding of age-related preferences for dating? Researchers Buunk and colleagues (2000) asked men and women to identify the ages they would consider when evaluating someone for relationships of different levels of involvement.