Does the Half-Plus-Seven Dating Rule Apply to Milind Soman?

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Does the Half-Plus-Seven Dating Rule Apply to Milind Soman?

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ilind Soman turned 52 last week and posted pictures online saying, “Thank you” to his fans. He looks great as ever in the photos, especially for a 52-year-old dude, but next to him in the picture, was his much younger girlfriend. Some reports say she is 18, some say she is 23. So, the two are at least 28 years apart. That’s practically a gap of two generations in today’s world.

However #woke the Indian internet and urban spaces get, dating older men can be a self-inflicted taboo, one that we have still to get by. What is age-appropriate dating? Does the half-plus-seven-rule apply? Or is age just a stupid old number?

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