18 year old dating 23 year 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.If the 23 year old is smart, s/he will wait another year. And while s/he will still be young and the relationship may not be well-received by the parents, the 23 year old isn't taking nearly the risk in becoming involved with an 18 year old.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.Most aren’t even aware that this is what’s going on, says A. In addition to staring death in the face, there are other theories that address why much older men date actual teenager.“Probably the most prominent would be evolutionary psychology, which posits that men are attracted to youth and the kind of beauty that is unconsciously linked to procreation,” Wright says.
As far as being inappropriate, I think it depends on the state of mind that each of you are in.
I think the 23 year old is putting him or herself in a precarious position.
Laws vary by locality, but I suspect most parents aren't going to be too wild about their 17 year old high-schooler being involved with the 23 year old.
In some cases, it is likely a defense against aging — a feeling that being with someone so much younger makes one feel younger — and may connect the man to the youth culture of today," Mager says.
"For others, it may be a longing or need to be doted upon and appreciated for their stature and significance.