Dating an older woman is quite the rage these days.
As a woman over 35, I’ve never felt more desired by men in their late 20s and early 30s than I do now—moreso even than when I was that age. Pay no attention to the ol’ elbow-jabbing, wink-wink idea that cougars* are “more likely to put out and pay for everything.” Meh, that may be a reason a naïve man attempts to score with an older lady, but it’s hardly the reason a smart man enters a relationship with one.
However, I am confident that we would have still met regardless.
While I consider myself to be mature, I do not feel that one’s maturity level is based upon age.
My boyfriend is technically younger than me, and I feel that he knows things that I don’t and that he teaches me everyday.
As might someone who’s 55 and dating a 30 year old. And someone who was impossibly needy at 25 may be even moreso at 35, especially if she hasn’t had the relationships she’s wanted.
There is, however, some considerable perspective and confidence that comes with age, and the more evolved woman will exude it.