In fact, you may find that dating an older man is actually easier than dating a man your age who is less mature than you.

According to an article in Ask Men, women who date older men often do so for a variety of reasons.

Even if a man earns much more than you and can easily take care of all your expenses, he will feel stifled if he has to take care of all the bills and expenses, as well as make all the decisions on where to go out for dinner, where to shop, and other simple things.

In fact, a Boston Globe report went a step further to chart Clooney’s age difference history with previous girlfriends, the average being 9.73 years.

What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married?

Since an older man may have a broader perspective on life simply because he is more experienced, you can ask him questions that a younger man might find threatening.

For instance, you can ask him about career growth or money management because he is likely to be very supportive, offering you advice from his experience, referring you to professional colleagues, or simply pointing out where you can find your best answers.

I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.

I still get the common response from my friends: “He’s too old for you! ” I’ve also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a "gold digger."So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I’m not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It’s more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.

Older men like to share their knowledge, wisdom, and advice. If you focus on reading more and staying abreast of current events, you'll find it easy to dispense with the awkwardness that sometimes accompanies getting to know one another.

Being on top of what is happening in the world will make you a good conversationalist.

Areas like health, family history, exercise and mental attitude are more of an indicator of body age than the birth number." She points out, "Some people may be much younger than their actual age mentally, emotionally and socially, while others may have had life experiences that make them seem older than their birth age." If you really like someone who is considerably older, the relationship is usually based on compatible personalities, common interests, and chemistry.