You Have No Idea.Not just older, but often married, as well.
I've determined that I'm attracted to the talent, intelligence, wit, and looks of older men. I've found it to be much more socially acceptable in England than in the US (have lived both places).
My first kiss was with a man 40 years my senior. I was 17. 5 years later, I still consider him my closest friend. We have a strange relationship, but I wouldn't change it for the world. As a "kid," my celebrity crushes were always old blokes. Once I realized it was possible to date older men, I went for it and haven't had any regrets.
I'm currently seeing a professor who's 33 years older than I. His two daughters are both older than I. The only time he's brought up age was when we first began this - "What does a 21-year-old talented, beautiful, smart girl like you want with a 55-year-old married man?" - - For the record, it was a green card marriage. She needed citizenship. They don't get along at all (as they work together, it's visible to the world, too). Anyhow, I'm not here for that reason, and don't bother commenting if you're just going to preach.
I've also dated a 41-year-old software programmer holding royal honours, another 41-year-old (also a professor), 38-year-old internationally acclaimed musician, and a 32-year-old barrister. I've had additional flings with men ranging from 28-52.
Of the older men with whom I've been involved, I've found that I've made the best connections with the oldest ones. I'm excited to see where things go with my current love.