However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.
What is the acceptable minimum age for your own (and others’) dating partners?
Instead, men report maximum acceptable partner ages that hover around their own age through their 40s.
After 40, maximum age preferences for most categories remain lower than their own age.
For example, this sample of 60-year-old men report that it is acceptable to fantasize about women in their 20s, which the rule would say is unacceptable.This includes the release of the individual to the community (or other community placement), a petition for involuntary inpatient placement (what some call civil commitment), involuntary outpatient placement (what some call outpatient commitment or assisted treatment orders), or voluntary treatment (if the person is competent to consent to voluntary treatment and consents to voluntary treatment).The involuntary outpatient placement language in the Baker Act took effect as part of the Baker Act reform in 2005.The rule overestimates the perceived acceptability of men becoming involved with older women.Men do not show a linear increase in maximum age preference that matches the rule’s predictions.