Its the way forward, I have always preferred older women, in fact, my wife is almost ten years older than me. The chances of her being mistaken for my mother are remote, she used to be a pro dancer (I said pro, not pole) and she still works out everyday. She looks great, and no-one would guess that there is such a large age gap.
On the plus side, she had a really nice house, curtesy of her first husband, which we sold, and used the considerable equity to help buy our current house.
Obviously, my mother-in-law is proportionately older, and so will be dead sooner.
The downside is that women seem to get more neurotic as they get older. Mrs S_s has clearly always been a bit of a loon, but is now borderline certifiable. Still, it takes a lot to phase me, and I usually find that her psychotic rants just make me laugh. Thankfully, she barely knows where the kitchen is, let alone where the sharp pointy things are kept, so I feel reasonably safe.