do you think an age difference of 17 and 23 is too much?
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I've been in that exact same position. I met a guy when I was 17, and he was 23 too. And yes, it's too much. At the time I didn't think it mattered, because we clicked so well and because I was somewhat naive. However, he had a small problem with it. He didn't mind being friends with me, but he just didn't want to take it further than that. The age difference bothered him, and rightfully so.
Long story short, he didn't do anything with me until this summer (i. e. 2 years later, now that I'm 19). Looking back, I'm glad that we (he, for the most part) waited 2 years before doing anything. A lot of things have happened these 2 years, and I can honestly say that even though the age gap is still the same, it's like we're more on the same level now.
Honestly, waiting a little is worth it, regardless if you want a relationship with this guy or just a fling. If I were you, I'd wait until I was at least 18. Take it from someone who has been in that exact position. If things go really well and you click with him, then waiting shouldn't be a problem. You don't even have to tell him that you want to wait, all you have to do is simply take things slow. It's worth it.2