If it's the woman, on the other hand, she's obviously using him for some reason or another. I agree that the stereotype for "older women" dating "younger men" is definitely there.
I think it stems from the fact that earlier in life, the guys usually take longer to become emotionally mature than the women, so it would seem like the woman is either socially inept and can't get anyone "her age," or that she's a ruthless predator.
young men with an older woman seem vulnerable, and society finds that unnatractive.
however, I really don't think it's right.
so can you give me some advice as to what i should do because i really like him. Age is just a number and you only have 3 years between you. The maturity comes from experience and the environment, as long as he is of a sound mind, there is really no concern as to why you are worried about this.
I think you need to address why you had to ask other people about it, is it your own insecurity, anxiety, etc?
In these days, mature women dates, in relationships and marry younger men. In any relationships, what matter is genuine love, understanding and compatibility.
at that age, maturity should already be in place, making age gaps not so big of a deal.Then last weekend he told me that he has never messed around with a girl - EVER.He's only kissed 4 girls and thats as far as it went.I can tell by what he does that he's very unexperienced. He always drives to see me and we either hang out at my house or go out to eat, bowling, to the bar, etc. I wrecked my car a month ago and was stranded with no way home and he drove an hour to get me and take me home safely.But then when I bring up the subject of a relationship things get all weird. He says he likes how things are right now and wants to keep it going. But it seems like he has a problem with intimacy (obviously since hes a 23 yr old virgin).