Kate Gosselin may have finally found peace with her estranged ex, Jon Gosselin.  The star of Kate Plus 8 told People, “It’s just naturally gotten more peaceful, which is good.”  While Kate, 36, said she’s not dating at the moment, she already has a checklist for her future mate.  “I want somebody who is older, at least in their 40s.  I can’t be bothered with these little boys.”  She added, “I want someone who is strong and smart and driven.  I think those are the best qualities.”

What are the benefits of dating an older man?

Cupid’s Advice:

They say age is nothing but a number, but sometimes there are advantages to being with someone older.  Cupid has some ideas on why you should consider dating outside your age bracket:

1. Maturity: With age comes wisdom, and if you’re sick of dating people with the maturity level of a five-year-old, try going out with someone older.

2. Stability: Older people often have a more stable financial situation and are looking to settle down.  If you’re looking for something permanent and secure, having an older partner may be perfect for you.

3. Children: If you have children like Kate Gosselin does and are looking for someone strong and reliable to be in your children’s lives, being with someone older might be a good idea.

Would you date someone significantly older than you? Share your comments below.