When a teenager, I really liked the "older man" idea. I had a serious "unspoken" crush on my tenth grade Algebra teacher. He was this gorgeous blue eyed blond hunk with a tan and a smile that would cause any teenaged girl to blush. :blushkiss
I met my first hubby at age 15. He was several years older and already signed up for the Army. When I was 18, I married him...had 3 kids...stayed married 18 years. He left for blonder pastures...a woman who was only one year younger, but a hell of a lot richer than me. He didn't like me being successful and college educated, but it was okay for him and her to be. Go figure. Some MEN!
As soon as the turkey flew the coop, I started having the time of my life.....only thing is.....I STILL wanted to date older men, but all the guys who approached me were YOUNGER than me (anywhere from a few years to 15 years). They initially thought I WAS their age because at 35, I looked like a 21 year old. Not bragging, just telling the truth here. Every restaurant I ate at where I ordered a drink, I got carded...but they never carded my younger dates. Every club I would go in, I was carded before they would serve me a drink, but they never carded my younger dates there either. I was refused entrance into a club because I forgot my ID and they would NOT let me in because they didn't believe I was old enough to get in. Get my drift? Okay.
I joined a Dating Club to meet "the OLDER man"......they were soooooo OLD in their thinking and soooooo wanting to boss me around and treat me like 'their PROPERTY'..........I had to cut that scene loose. :chuckle
So......I gave in to the YOUNGER man as long as he looked good, had a LIFE going on for himself, had a really decent paying JOB... I wasn't about to "take care of" ANY man......regardless of his age.
I dated men of all ethnic cultures, classes, religions, races.......and then came my current hubby. I NEVER even knew his age UNTIL we went to apply for our marriage license an hour before we were married at the same courthouse. :chuckle My hubby is 12 years younger than me, and we've been best buds, best sex partners and lousy marriage material ever since.......it's worked out great! :chuckle
Now.......I PREFER being with YOUNGER men. They respect me more, they carry their own weight, they don't expect me to be their slave in the home, and the sex is phenomenal......can't say I ever enjoyed sex this much with OLDER men.....they couldn't hang with me...they weren't half bad in the sex department, but just not BAD ENOUGH for me...if you know what I mean. Even my 38 year old husband now says I'm going to be the death of him in the bedroom department. :chuckle