Matt Gemmell

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Graph me

University 1 min read

Some concepts are best represented in graph form.

In this case, optimum female partner age for the irrepressible Neil.

Matt:what age-gap, if any, do you think there will be between you and your wife?
Neil:max 10 years, you have to guess which way
Matt:younger
Neil:yup
Matt:you'd be cool with 9 years difference?
Neil:well it depends on the age of marriage
Matt:I went through a while of being worried about the (5.5 years) difference between lauren and I
Neil:16 to 25 = no. 30 to 39 = fine.
Matt:well indeed
Matt:but that means you're not getting married for another... uh... 16 years?
Matt:or thereabouts
Matt:that's a long time
Neil:In truth, I never intend to be married.
Neil:Long term relationship fine, but no, not marriage.
Matt:well ok, live-in serious long-term relationship
Neil:I said 'max' 10 year difference, that'd be in exceptional circumstances
Matt:indeed
Neil:in reality I'd go with 1-4 years younger
Neil:at my current age
Neil:scaling up as I get older
Matt:graph me
Neil:

            ^

Partner Age |                _

            |           _

            |      _

            |   _

            | _  

            |_

            |___________________>

			My age

Neil:I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS
Matt:a little oddly worded, but I get your drift
Matt:I LIKE THE CUT OF YOUR JIB
Matt:so am I on the curve so far?
Matt:I'm 28, she's 5.5 years younger
Matt:I guess I'm ahead of the curve
Neil:You're not in pervert range.
Matt:resultio