When I was younger, I dated within my age bracket but as I got older, I find that I am naturally attracted to older men. My guy is 8 years older and though, that's not too bad, when I was 18, I dated a man who was 35.
I guess it began when I reached puberty at an early age and older men more so than the young boys were attracted to the thick, shapely me. I remember in the 5th grade when my 1st love Mauricio told me he wouldn't go with me because I was fat. Now Mauricio's mother and all 3 of his sisters were heavysets. Here we are 20+ years later and now Mauricio wanna be sweating a sister.
Okay I rambled there...
In any case, I love an older, seasoned man, younger than my daddy but strong, confident and able to hold and stand his ground. While I hold my own financially, I'm not looking for anyone to take care of me and I'm not looking to take care of anyone either. I don't want to have to help him pay his rent or house note nor loan him money to pay off the money he borrowed from his mama. Older men tend to be financially sound... well some of them anyway.
While I'm sure men in their early 30s are great, I prefer the mannerism and chivalry of an older gentleman. For me it's not all about sex, cars and clothes... all of the time - LOL - but about music, culture, art, theories, philosophies and so much more. I won't knock a man closer to my age if he's got his head on straight but he's got to have the finesse that most older men have perfected and possess.