Dating someone much older than yourself
So allow yourself that wiggle room and expand your search to include people you might have deemed too "old" in the past.
Ellen De Generes and her wife Portia De Rossi have a 15 year age gap.
You're likely attracted to their maturity and wisdom. There's something very attractive about a person who's experienced life's ups and downs, since it often means they're full of good stories and sage advice.
As Klapow says, "You want someone who has experienced multiple life transitions.
Research on the matter sheds some light on why large age gaps are sometimes problematic in relationships.
In fact, research indicates that the bigger the age gap, the shorter the marriage.
Now this model of older person dating younger person includes women in new way, thanks to women gaining social stature and power (in both finances and influence).