The problem is, you think that person has to be older than you. Just as chronological age doesn’t always “cure” one of immaturity, a man can be all of these things and still be 24, 28, 30 (depending on what you consider young). You’ve told yourself you don’t really want a younger man. Regardless of how sexually permissive and progressive we think we are, there’s still a bit of eyebrow raising when a woman dates younger. And when I tell people that (if they ask or if it comes up), I either get a lilting “Reaalllly” or a “You go girl!
When I was 36, I had a brief, wonderful affair with a lovely 24-year-old entrepreneur I met on an airplane.
After all, you didn’t exactly grow up at the same time.
And what a man your own age may view as "baggage," a younger guy sees as fascinating territory you've traveled -- and you're willing to share.
If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.