18 year old dating 23 year old

This is a cultural double standard, as men are not nearly as deeply judged on these traits, and often have value tied to intelligence, talent, often money, etc.

What are attractive and valuable in our society for women are youth, beauty…for men, less so.”These all likely are contributing in some way to this type of relationship/attraction, even if the men involved aren’t really in touch with why they are attracted to someone who is so much younger.

Another says: “A lot of dudes in their 20's do not match up to the expectations set by girls in their 20's. Girls 18-19 tend to have lower expectations.”New York-based psychotherapist Camilla Mager says that while the positive impact on one’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated, these relationships aren't likely to last.

"It is too simple to reduce it to money or sex, but hard not to given the obvious differences in credibility, maturity and beauty.

While the show has matured, the father of three has not. Then there’s notorious modelizer Leonardo Di Caprio. When's the last time this guy dated a schoolteacher or a scientist?

Sofia and Scott, with a 15-year age gap, like to travel together, share an occasional cigarette, catch some rays side by side and hit some nightclubs hand in hand. Even though his special lady friends tend to fall into the same category — blonde, tall and inside a Victoria’s Secret catalogue — he’s liking them younger and younger. Before Juliette, he’d been spotted with woman a little higher on the age scale (although not the dreaded 30.) Lorena Rae, 23; his ex, Toni Garrn, 25; Alina Baikova, 27; model Candice Blackburn, 20; and now, Juliette, a model. Anyway, Juliette is a New Zealand native who signed with IMG when she was 15 years old.

At the extreme negative end, the 23 year old might be having to do some explaining to some nice law enforcement officials, and paying a pretty hefty price for a foolish choice.

There’s the ego trip of being with a teenager who is so easily impressed that a car, or a flat — any signifier of independence — can seem dazzlingly mature.”The topic is a popular one on , where older men themselves explain why they were attracted to a much younger woman.“From my experience a lot of guys who were unable to get a career going as they near 30 date significantly younger because girls their age demand some type of career prospects,” said one commenter.“I dated an 18 year old when I was 23, so maybe I'm not the demographic you want.

It depends on the personalities and maturity of the people involved.

As far as being inappropriate, I think it depends on the state of mind that each of you are in.

By default, the 23 year old is the adult in this situation and needs to consider what the ramifications would be if/when the relationship was discovered.

The chances of negative consequences are greater than positive ones.

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