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Blocking someone who disagrees with you means you're stupid.
Call me silly, but I'm gonna be 25 soon so that will mean she's 8 years younger than me.
You have to both want the same kind of relationship and be willing to compromise where you disagree.
But there is one issue that is important to consider.
You might even meet someone even better in college or through contacts at work or other social activities.
There is also statistics which say that people who are similar age tend to stay married more than people who have a larger age gap.
The chances of negative consequences are greater than positive ones.
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.Ideally you want both partners to be mature enough to make important life decisions, which usually means both the 17 year old and the 25 year old are going to have to be mature and not childish for such a relationship to work.If either partner is immature, you are going to wind up with a lot of hassle and heartbreak.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.By default, the 23 year old is the adult in this situation and needs to consider what the ramifications would be if/when the relationship was discovered.And if either partner is malicious and devious, you will get hurt.