All my life, I've always preferred men who are older than me. I'm 26 but my boyfriend is 39 going on 40. There is something about older man that rocks my world. I do not like young men under the age of 30, most of them are immature. Alot of them have no respect for women. 9 out of 10 times I walk by an older gentleman (35 and up) he would greet me. Only 1 out of 10 young males do the same. They are just so much more respectful. I once dated a man 16 years my senior and we are still best of friends (not benefits ). I know a lot of older women hate it when young women date an older man--they say they want us because we are easier to control, naive, etc. What gets me, most of the older females who say crap like that secretly want to smother some hot 25 year old man. Hypocrites. Alot of these females are insecure. A young woman is more mature than a young man. A young woman in her 20s has the maturity of a man in his 30s, for the most part. Anyway, we prefer older men because of their life experience, courtesy, maturity, and yes, they are fine in bed. It sounds cliche but they know how to treat a woman. Even my father is 13 years older than my mom. She picked RIGHT.