Am I weird for wanting older men? Since the age of 14 I have been attracted to older men - the daddy type. Experienced, protective and assertive (late thirties, early forties). I started exploring this fantasy since the age of 20. I am 25 now. Mostly hook-ups and one night stands. The sex has been good and fulfilling. I never pursued a relationship because they are older and I know it won't really lead to anything... As we are both at different stages of life and want different things emotionally. For two months now, a very good-looking Italian man of 23, has been into me. The sex is terrible, and he is very inexperienced and immature. He cannot handle me emotionally. I feel stupid for saying that. I told him this. Now, he is hurt, and I am afraid our relationship is going to end. I feel guilty that I am unable to respond to someone who is my age, is beautiful, soft, sweet, gentle and caring, but lack the emotional maturity of an older man. Am I broken for wanting older men? Do I have daddy issues or something for not being able to maintain a relationship with someone my age (or close to my age)?