It was Fred who visited her on a regular basis and saw to it that she had what she needed during her recuperation. But Marla's flaw seemed to be that she was only five years older—and for Fred, that still wasn't enough to produce the kind of emotional maturity and depth for which he searched. Maybe not all the time, but a lot more often than younger women.

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RELATED: Love lessons: Understanding personality types for a happier relationship Fred's first older-woman experience occurred when he was 21 years old and Gretchen was 37. They are both still very close and see each other regularly.

Not only did they have a tremendous friendship as the basis of their relationship, but an extraordinary sex life as well.

I think younger women are sometimes too focused on starting families and that is rarely an issue with older women. They are not just looking for guys who will be good fathers and providers. I enjoy a confident attitude and older women definitely have the upper hand in that area.""When I meet a woman over 30, she's usually very clear and focused.

She knows what she wants in life and it makes being with her so much easier.

I mean, older women think differently on certain issues and they've got more experience. Not that I was doing it for her, but just being with her."—Art, 27 "Emotional stability. There have been nothing but positives in my relationships with two older women.

They were able to see things in me that I could not see in myself.Also, there were levels of honesty unlike anything I've experienced even with best friends." Fred gave us a wealth of information over several interviews.Open, upbeat and extremely handsome, he revealed the enormous love and respect he shared with his former partner and now shares with his current partner.The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.In "Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance," authors Felicia Brings and Susan Winter interviewed more than 200 men to discover the allure of the so-called "Mrs.Here are some answers which are clear, articulate and to the point.