I found out last night that he's 23 and I'm 17 (18 in July). We hardly know each other, just talked for a sec the other night and traded numbers. Anyway, is this age difference too wide of a gap? What if he's too mature for me? Should I just give it a try and go on one date?
Going on a date with someone five years older?
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The main issue is not the 5 year age difference. That's not a big problem. My friend is 33 and is marrying a 24 year old woman, and I'm happy for them.
The problem is that you are 17 and he is well above 18. I'm not just talking about sex, but other legal ramifications as well.
Still, since you are a minor, you aren't responsible for that anyway. So, I say, if you want to, give it a shot.2
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Most guys in that age range are not mature at all. I should know because when I was that age I was an idiot! You are probably at a good range - the only way to know is to try. Heck, you could even date a lot older than that and still be good. But five years is nothing. It all really depends on the two people. Girls in your age group are usually way more grown up than guys, but girls make up for it when they hit their late 20s and start to act like perv teen boys, ha ha.
Go for it! If you find out he is too mature for you, which I doubt, then who cares? You tried and you can move on. It doesn't even mean guys that age are too old for you, just maybe that one specific guy was.0
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