You’re more likely to have your shit together
Young men, unless they’re exceptional, don’t have their shit together. They’re still trying to figure out who they are, what their passions are in life, and are most likely in a state of “unavailability.” Older men, though? The complete opposite.
If you’ve been divorced, younger women know that you’ve been able to commit and will probably commit to them. And if you have kids, they see that you’re responsible enough to take on such a life-long commitment. In less refined and (horrible) words, you’ve already been “house trained,” or “broken in.” Another plus: having your shit together means you probably have a little more money to enjoy yourself with your lady love. You also have a nicer place than the inside of a dorm room or crappy apartment.
And let's be real: it's hard to deny that all of these qualities can make you attractive to a younger woman.
The lines make you ruggedly handsome
Yeah, some women are into the allure of the baby face (Demi Moore, I'm looking at you). But many of us love the rugged, worn look of a man who has lived his life -- and has the fine lines, wrinkles, and tufts of peppered hair to prove it. Find me one woman who would disagree that George Clooney looks better now than he did in his ER days.
Your style is on point
As you get older, your sense of style gets better. You learn what looks good on you, and what clothes properly capture and express your personal style. You’ve probably stopped wearing anything outlandish or childish, because you know what works for your body. Good style just adds to your incredible attractiveness... especially when you're in a fitted, Tom Ford, single-button, charcoal-grey suit.
And above all else... SEX
Point blank: Older men know what they’re doing between the sheets and anywhere and everywhere else, and it’s incredibly appreciated. Throw out any misconceptions that men reach their sexual peak around the age of 18, when testosterone levels are at their highest.
What dude at the age of 18 is a raging sex god (Justin Bieber excluded)? Great sex at any age is dependent upon your physical and mental health. Odds are, you're happier in your skin in your 30s and 40s than you were in your teens and 20s.
So, guys, relax about the whole aging thing. You have so much to look forward to.
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Taryn Brooke is a freelance writer for Thrillist who will never say no to a finely aged wine. Follow her dating and comedic adventures throughout NYC at a UCB improv show or on Instagram and Twitter: @tazbrooke.