Woman A: I was working in retail at the time, and he was a customer. He looks younger than he is and is in very good shape. Woman C: I knew he was older, I just didn't think that he was that much older.
I think that there is definitely some truth to the "age is just a number" mentality, but having the experience I did, I don't buy it completely.I think it was a thrill for him and gave him a chance to relive some of his adolescence.Would you say that you are more attracted to older men than younger men, or men in your age group? I've also always been attracted to power dynamics and to the idea of inhabiting a more sexually submissive role.This is a need that is different for men and women at different stages in their lives.Young adult women typically have more of a need for connection.He is tired of the rat race and is seeking more connection.Simultaneously, an older woman is tired of putting herself second after her children and husband. Woman B: Twenty-seven and he recently turned 42 (we're still together). We discovered we had a lot of interests in common and became good friends. Most of the men I dated more casually at the time were in their 30s. It also made me feel special — this man seemed so much more worldly than the men my age, and the fact that he was interested in me seemed too good to be true. Woman D: Originally I think I was flattered that somebody who had experienced so much of life was interested in me. Woman B: I rented a flat in the backyard of his then-girlfriend. But I knew he was probably 10 years older than me and that was a little bit of the attraction, because I thought that he would be older and more settled with none of the bullshit that you have in your 20s.After all, young women are fun, free-spirited, energetic, and have a zest for life.This youthful energy is attractive to an older man who may be feeling his mortality.