Why do younger men want to date older women?

@naty1941 (2336)
United States
September 7, 2007 1:51pm CST
I am 65 years old and am bombarded by young men in their 30's and 40's that want to date me. I always refuse but am wondering what makes a younger man want to date an older woman? Do they need a mother?
5 responses
@UNPINOY (361)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
men just like to be taken care of, some may not openly admit or show it. the wanting or need to be taken care of is the same for men and women. when i was young, i attract a lot of women older than i was. now that i am older (wiser...LOL!), i am attracting the younger set. i say, older people give affection with a twist, more genuine, more sincere, more responsive, more in magnitude.... i sense that there something wonderful inside you that radiates that young men can't resist.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
28 Sep 07
That is so sweet of you. Thank you for much for your wonderful comment.
@UNPINOY (361)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
it is my pleasure....i wish you the best!
• United States
7 Sep 07
Maybe you look younger than you are. I know some men don't like younger women because they just don't act mature enough for them. An older woman has more to offer, such as life experience, security and yes, maybe a little motherly nurturing that younger women seem to lack. I personally would go for it. Maybe not the 30's age bracket but definitely the 40's and 50's age bracket if you are in your 60's. Life is too short, you never know unless you try :)
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Thank you for your response. I tried going out with a man that was 18 years younger than I am and found we did not have anything in common. That is the reason I haven't bothered to date another young man.
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
Hi naty! Well, not because the first one did not work as you please doesn't mean that every date will end the same. I dont have experience on the older-woman-yonger-men version but i know for sure that not everyone of them is the same.
@cipher2004 (1183)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I am 44 and my husband just turned 30.I often had asked him before we were married about thid.His answer was simply,"Older woman seem to know what hey want"When I was dating younger woman they just were playing games with me"I don't know if this is correct.But he is the best thing that ever happened to me.As for a mother figure?He is the sole provider and even supports my son.Who at this time is out of work.So I can't say he was looking for a woman to take care of him.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Thank you for your response Cipher. You are one lucky woman!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Sep 07
No, naty, I don't think that is the reason at all. Many younger men find older women more attractive because they are stable, not into playing games like some of the young ones, and they also have a wealth of experience in life. I'm not saying that these relationships always work out, but that can be true no matter what the ages of the people who are involved are. My two most meaningful relationships have been with men who were 9 and 11 years younger than I. I didn't seek out younger men(as I am sure they were not looking for an older woman), it just turned out that way. I think that if you are attracted to someone and enjoy their company age should not be a factor. Sometimes we just have to go for it.(:
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
8 Sep 07
I find that the younger men that are attracted to me are too demanding of my time. Older men let me breath more. However, you have a good point indicating that age should not be a factor in the relationship. Thank you for your response.
• India
7 Sep 07
it is love and security, a lot of love and some security. men basically cant lonliness an when they feel they have a shell they will love to be there. smiles, apple.
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
8 Sep 07
Thank you for you comments apple. Love and security makes sense!