This will be my introductory post/thread to foo and somewhat personal. I have a somewhat unconventional age relationship with my wife and it quite frequently causes folks to say "what"!?!?
I was 25 years old and met this awesome but older woman, 37 years old. She was the hot older girl that was always in shape from doing aerobics, biking, skiing, tennis etc. We dated for a while, spent a lot of time on the golf course, fell in love and eventually got married a few years later. My parents thought I was nuts and I don't think ever quite got over it. But two kids, a house and a dog later this past Sunday we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.
I was prepared to be given a hard time by my friends, but they have always been really cool and supportive. It helps that Janet acts much younger than her age indicates (she is 52 now and I just turned 40). It is the acquaintances that give me a weird look or even tell an off-color joke. Funny thing is, my wife often gets a "you go girl" for snagging the younger guy, in fact just yesterday got one from our new dental hygenist.
So to any younger guys thinking of dating an older woman, I say go for it. To any of the older girls thinking of a younger guy, I say watch out for immaturity and the ability to deal with an unconventional relationship but otherwise go for it. It helps that sexually we were totally in line - I was in my late 20s and wanting it all the time, and she was in her 30s and very much the same. As I have slowed down so has she!