I often find myself more interested in girls a few years older than me- 1-3 years usually -rather than girls my own age. Always have, not sure why. Maybe I'm looking for someone with more life experience, or maybe I'm just looking for the older sister I never had. But now I'm interested in a girl who's 28, six years older than me. She's recently single, and several mutual friends, including one from her home country, are encouraging me to pursue her. I want to, but I'm afraid. Is it alright to be interested in girls that much older than you? I was still in sixth grade when she was graduating from high school. Plus I'm self conscious about my looks, weight, and that sort of thing (5'8", 180 lbs, Asian. Do the math. She's about 5'2" and no more than 100). I like her, and she and I get along pretty well, but I don't know what to do. Would pursuing her be a wise choice at this point? Or should I go back to looking at girls in a closer range?
6 years difference is no big deal, specially if you're both over 20,... Don't let that hold you up.
Also, the nice part of going with an older woman is that she'll be more mature, which can make things easy for you. The downside may be that she'll look forwards to have kids sooner. But I think that's not at all a concern for you at the moment.
Yep, at your age it's not so big a gap. If she was 18 and you were 12 then that would be a big gap!
Also, if her friends are saying go for it then they probably think you have a chance with her or else they shouldn't be saying that. So you should give it a shot, and don't doubt yourself because of your looks. If you're really down on yourself then you can always start exercising - it does wonders for my overall confidence.