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‘Men should date women half their age plus seven’: The strange dating rule that dates back to 1901 | The Independent interview

By Chelsea Ritschel

Ever heard of the rule that men should date women who are half their age plus seven? Relationship expert Susan Winter says, “I find it amusing that there’s an equation for the ‘optimal’ age gap in love.”

Some celebrities – think Leonardo Di Caprio – take this to extremes with a roster of 20-something models regularly appearing on their arm, but do you know where the saying comes from?

It turns out to be relatively well established, dating back more than 100 years to […]

Micro-Cheating: The small actions that some say is as bad as full betrayal | The Independent interview

By Chelsea Ritschell/New York bureau

Is micro-cheating, cheating? We asked relationship expert Susan Winter if she agrees with these claims. Winter told The Independent: “Although micro-cheating may not be physical cheating, it’s certainly testing the borders of emotional cheating.”

Have you ever had a flirtatious exchange with a co-worker or classmate, but decided to keep the conversation a secret from your significant other?

Or perhaps you used the fire emoji with someone other than your significant other’s Instagram post – simply because you thought they looked good.

Well, according to […]

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