I can imagine what the average person thinks - Mrs. Robinson and the Graduate. The younger, inexperienced man, the older, worldly woman. But I don't think that's conclusive; a slightly older woman has less hang-ups. Being a young woman is bewildering. Those in their thirties and beyond have a clue how to handle their beauty. They know how to respect themselves yet not take themselves too seriously. Self confidence and femininity, self reliance and romance, these assets take a huge weight off the man. He no longer has to comfort, reassure, and protect her 24/7. This psychological maturity can make or break a love -ship as it waxes and wanes along the "romantic obstacle course" of time constraints, career demands, stress, children's needs, and much more. With a mature woman, you are dealing with a grown up, not a little girl.