I've never wanted and never dated anyone who's the same age as I am. I feel more protected with someone who's older and more experienced than I am. Though I met this cute guy who's my age (23). He likes me and such but I don't know if I should go for it. I need someone to settle down with, I want a family.
Do whatever you want. Some 23 year olds are idiots, others are mature and ahead of their game. Some 33 year olds are even BIGGER idiots, or they got their shit together. You should really look at where he is at and his personality.
I'm in my mid 30s and my current girlfriend is 21. I treat her well and vice versa (yeah big age gap I know). Although I make decent money I'm not a sugar daddy. She has never tried to mooch of me.
However I wonder if she would have noticed me in my early 20s. Maybe, maybe not. Older guys should have their act together but that is not always the case. Just use your best judgement.
There are plenty of guys who would take advantage of a younger woman, even within 2-3 years. I say your being very unreasonable, unrealistic and picky. If he likes you, is attracted to you, and would want the same thing, what's the difference? What is the problem? What if you meet an older guy who meets the age requirements, but lack everything you need in a man, AND he doesn't want to settle down? What if you meet younger? You better take a seat down and look at the big picture here. Because you can't always get what you want. And then you'll be 30,40,50 without a husband because your that picky. Then you'll really wished you gave it a try and all those guys will be with their new girlfriend or wife with kids. Be reasonable. Because that's the ideal for you, but not the reality. However you are entitled to do what you want.
You'll say I never want to date someone my age until you're 30 and then you'll be on here bitching why guys your age won't date you, so hopefully you find someone you like and settle down like you said.
1) What does not dating someone your age mean? How much older do you usually date someone?
2) You are only 22. Why are you thinking that the guy you date now should be the guy you settle down with? At what age do you want to be married?
3) Why not date someone your age? Just because some is older and more experienced does not mean you are more protected. I may argue that if you are dating men a decade or older than you are than you are more their prey than protected so you may want to rethink that a little. Just a thought.