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23 is young for a guy, and you need to realistically assess his potential for the long haul if you are looking at getting serious with him.

(Same would apply to either sex.) Are you capable of maintaining a healthy relationship, or do you have control issues?I dated a 26 year old for 2 years, and the entire time, in my mind, it was a "friend with benefits" situation.When he would press me with questions about how I felt about him, I would brush them off, and just tell him that "we're friends, and let's just keep it at that." 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Speaking from experience and observation- here are my thoughts. You will find that there are some people who are actually quite mature at 23 and others who are children still at 60, a lot of that has to do with life experience and personality .

The most important thing is maturity level, common interests and goals, and communication.Younger men dating older women is much more common than it was once, and most of the younger guys that I know who prefer older women have very clear reasons for their preferences, just as younger women who date older men, and older people of either sex who prefer younger partners usually do.A lot of it has to do with state of mind, decisiveness, and life experience.Sexiness, after all, is in the mind and eyes of the beholder, as is beauty.I was divorced after years of marriage, and I assumed that the young guys "hitting on me" were doing so for the thrill of an "older woman." I have since changed my way of thinking.Some are, but a lot of them really prefer someone older, and are looking for something long-term or permanent.