I think they are attracted to the maturity. I know a lot of girls I knew when I was that age they wanted older guys. Mainly because they thought the guys would want to commit to being with them ie.
It's fun and exciting to be young and feel as though you are grown up because you are dating an older guy.
Why do girls like older guys? like 18
But really it's not a substitute for natural ageing. No offence, but some guys who are 18-20 are pretty immature. And I know being that age I wanted an older guy. They usually want someone who they see as more mature. Because girls sometimes feel that they are more mature than guys their age.
I'd prefer someone around my own age. Most men do not seriously start thinking about having a wife and kids particularly the kids until their late 20s, early 30s.
Most women, however, start getting. Women are more conscious of their biological clock and so take that into consideration when finding an appropriate mate.
Most women want to have at least one child by the age of 29-30 at the latest. I'd rather a guy around the same age as me, life experience sort of changes you and if someone was way older or younger than me they may not want the same things at the same times.
I wouldn't purposely go out and find a guy 10 years older than me, it all comes down to who you like, I think every situation is different.