Odds are, she's had her heart broken one or two (or twelve) times before you came along.
As long as she's not taking her past like a bitter old hag, having all this life experience is a good thing.
Elite Singles surveyed 450,000 of its online daters in order to find out what their ideal relationship age gap would be, with the results clearly indicating that - despite society's perceptions about men always needing to find a younger woman - the majority of young men actually want the exact opposite.
Similarly, Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, 47, is 23 years older than her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson, however both have noted in the past that they don't really notice the age gap.
And if she has as much bed experience as she does life experience, it will be a sexually satisfying affair as well.
Keep in mind that older women tend to be a bit more emotionally touchy - and it's not their fault.
With all the new diets and exercise programs available nowadays, it's no surprise that women in their forties and fifties are looking more youthful by the day.
Thank goodness for that, since it dramatically increases the dating range of younger guys.
If you’re like me, sometimes you just end up going down Wikipedia holes that last for hours.
Don’t ask how, but I came across this one, about age gaps in relationships.
Try to find a balance in the relationship by making her feel younger, as well as by making you act more maturely as well.
If you treat the older woman well, she'll definitely be very grateful of your loving attention.
You can even learn a lot from her resilience, although you should be careful not to upset her when probing into the more painful aspects of her life.