For their part, the men like the sophistication and life success of their older mates, she explains.
Ironically, women tend to be more self-conscious of their bodies in their 20s and 30s.
In my sex therapy practice, I’ve worked with gorgeous young women who've refuse to try certain sex positions simply because they worried about their stomach, thighs, or butt looking “weird.” Middle-aged and older women still have their insecurities, but they tend not to obsess about them or share them quite as much.
Either way, you're not the only bloke to venture out of your age group in search for an older woman.
In fact, it's become so common in recent years there are designated dating sites online‚ like In general, older women tend to have a better sense of who they are, and can be more independent.
According to the study, the average man above the age of 30 wants to find a woman who is just 11 years younger than him - a gap which Elite Singles believes is far smaller than many men would have opted for a few years ago.