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What follows are my observations from that time in my life.
For the purpose of this post, by "older women" I do not mean old women or women of any certain age or age range; I mainly mean women who are older than the man in question. Older women are more confident and comfortable around men - especially younger men, since they know that their experience cancels out some of his natural power over her. Some men know that older women are easier to nail, which is often why they pursue them.
Older women should be cynical about younger men who claim they want to date seriously, or remain silent about commitment. Women peak somewhere in their twenties for external attractiveness. In general, men disagree about the age at which women "peak" - partially because it varies depending on the woman and partially because guys have different taste.
But I think it also has to do with the difficulty that men have distinguishing between external and internal attractiveness; often the latter is confused for the former. A woman's attractiveness doesn't take a swan dive after 30.
Neither of these is the appropriate or confident response to the onset of aging (in the same way that wearing a toupee is a poor response to the onset of male baldness, for example).