18 year old dating 23 year old
Even for men who don’t explicitly want children, evolutionary psychology holds that they are still programmed unconsciously to be attracted to younger women for this reason.”A third theory relates to cultural values and a generally patriarchal society, Wright says.“First, our society — and perhaps especially celebrity culture — is youth obsessed, and much more so for women than men.Thus, the ‘value’ a woman brings is intimately tied to her youth (and beauty, and other markers that have little to do with actual inherent human value).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.
The chances of negative consequences are greater than positive ones.Another says: “A lot of dudes in their 20's do not match up to the expectations set by girls in their 20's. Girls 18-19 tend to have lower expectations.”New York-based psychotherapist Camilla Mager says that while the positive impact on one’s self-esteem cannot be underestimated, these relationships aren't likely to last."It is too simple to reduce it to money or sex, but hard not to given the obvious differences in credibility, maturity and beauty.Men who have famously bedded teens include Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, and Steven Tyler, among countless others. K.’s, “there’s the thrill of a beautiful young body, of course, but there’s more to it than that.There’s the ego trip of being with a teenager who is so easily impressed that a car, or a flat — any signifier of independence — can seem dazzlingly mature.”The topic is a popular one on , where older men themselves explain why they were attracted to a much younger woman.“From my experience a lot of guys who were unable to get a career going as they near 30 date significantly younger because girls their age demand some type of career prospects,” said one commenter.“I dated an 18 year old when I was 23, so maybe I'm not the demographic you want.