I have always been attracted to men older than me. My current boyfriend is 7 years older, I am 46. When I was not quite 17 I dated a 26 years old, he was my school bus driver. There was no sex involved so stop thinking it was something freaky.
I think I have always been more mature and maybe wiser than my age would have you think. It has only been in recent years that I thought I might consider dating someone a bit younger, but I wasn't looking for someone younger. In fact I'm just naturally drawn to the older, more mature male in the group.