I think that everything I say will be stereotyped, but it is a place to start the discussion. For this discussion I will use a woman at the age of 40. I know we can all expand on this, but it will do for now.
For women who seek older men, perhaps in their fifties or sixties, why do they do that? We can all assume love and happiness is the main ingredient, but let us just focus on other needs and motives for now. Perhaps it is security, maturity, or the ability to stop pushing a career--maybe even travel. Please add your thoughts.
Most women are more comfortable with men their own age. Perhaps this is shared goals and ambitions, or common interest. This one doe snot need a lot of discussion, but feel free to if you want.
Some women want younger men. There could be many reasons such as excitement, a recapture of a youth lost, someone that can keep up with an active woman, or the attraction of not having baggage of a previous relationship. Since I am writing a cougar series, I really want to hear form everyone what they think is the real motivation behind such.
This is not a place to offer judgment, but a place to discuss what it is that leads to the attraction for seeking a guy in a certain age group. I look forward to seeing what everyone has to say.