Older women may be more independent. They have their own interests and passions, and appreciate having their own space in which to pursue them. Therefore, they may not desire their partner's constant companionship, and are less likely to pressure him into making a commitment. Marriage may not be an older woman's priority, particularly if she has already been married or in long-term relationships. She is less likely to harbor unrealistic expectations about a relationship. Without this pressure, the relationship may flourish, and both partners may be more accepting of the other's shortcomings.
Older women make good friends. She may appreciate her partner for who he is rather than what he can offer her. Her experience, combined with her wisdom, can make for long, interesting conversations. She can tolerate her partner's annoying quirks and not put him under pressure to mend his ways. She may be more relaxed and won't feel the need to engage in continuous activities. A mature woman may appreciate the simpler things in life, like going for a walk along the beach, won't worry if the rain wreaks havoc on her hair, and be content to stay home to enjoy a delicious dinner and a glass of wine.
Older women may have an increased libido and be more sexually adventurous, according to research by psychologists at the University of Texas, Austin. The researchers attributed this to the ticking biological clock of 30 and 40-something women. This makes them " more willing to engage in a variety of sexual activities to capitalize on their remaining childbearing years," the researchers found. Older woman may also enjoy sexual activity because they are comfortable with themselves and accept that physical perfection is unattainable.