But let's be fair: There's a reason we tend to date people who are closer in age.
So, if something seems too good to be true (read: he or she is too hot for you by about eight years), it probably is.
The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.
I am aware there are possibilities where two people can successfully date with an age gap of more than eight years. (Seriously, she was born on the same day and same year.
Don't get me wrong; my dad still plays a huge role in my life, and I can't imagine much outside of impending senility will change that.