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Old April 25 2013, 03:12 AM   #16
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20 / 2 + 7 = 17

Ok, borderline case, but only by one year. The only culture 20 - 16 would ever be considered creepy in is our modern crypto-conservative one. You feel it's wrong because your culture tells you it's wrong, not because you really feel that it is.
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Old April 25 2013, 03:21 PM   #17
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You know, I thought at one time Ziyal might be a good love interest for Jake (I think she was a bit older than him). Frankly, in later seasons, he needed something to do more often than Garak did.
Jake and Ziyal would have been a great couple. You can just imagine how insufferable Dukat would be, thinking he and Sisko having a family bond.

You can count the episodes in S7 Jake appears on one hand pretty much, not exactly what you'd expect from a news service correspondent.

As for him and Mardah, I never saw anything off-putting or weird about that. How many times has an older man in Trek hooked up with a younger woman?
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Old April 25 2013, 03:28 PM   #18
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I dunno, Dukat was always wanting Sisko's approval and I could see him using a relationship between Jake and Ziyal for that.
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Old April 25 2013, 04:58 PM   #19
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20 / 2 + 7 = 17
Okay, I know this equation is supposed to somehow bolster your explanation that followed, but I don't understand how you came up with these numbers. The only ones I understand are Mardah being 20, and she and Jake are 2 people. Where's the 7 from? And what does the 17 represent? The two were separated by 4 years.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:48 PM   #20
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^It's basically a rule that the youngest you're supposed to date is your age divided by two plus seven.

Personally it didn't make me uncomfortable, it made me jealous.
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Old April 25 2013, 11:20 PM   #21
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^It's basically a rule that the youngest you're supposed to date is your age divided by two plus seven.
Well that's a little better than the method I use, where I consider anyone 18 years younger than me is off limits. The formula above allows me to consider someone 38 instead of mid-40s. I stopped buying Playboy after the centerfolds were being born the year I graduated high school.
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Old April 26 2013, 09:36 AM   #22
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I dunno, Dukat was always wanting Sisko's approval and I could see him using a relationship between Jake and Ziyal for that.
Exactly, imagine him trying to ingratiate himself with Sisko once Jake and Ziyal got together.
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Old April 26 2013, 11:55 AM   #23
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Did anyone else feel uncomfortable with Jake's relationship with the Dabo girl? I was a little uncomfortable, but my wife was appalled when she watched that episode with me. There were also other moments when the writers hinted at Jake with older women (that woman who forced him to write to drain his energy had sexual imagery). And this was in the early seasons. He was still a minor IIRC?
A twenty year-old and a sixteen year-old is not a cougar hunt.
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Old April 26 2013, 12:37 PM   #24
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Jake was sixteen, that's old enough and it would have been interesting if he had a thing for older women (not Mardah, she was almost his age). It would have been nice to see a sixteen or seventeen year old with an active sex life, american tv is way too prudish most of the time, it's like every teenager declares "I wouldn't do THAT, we only hold hands and kiss on the porch until we're married!", that's not even close to the truth based on the american teens (well, former teens by now) I met.
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