10 Ways Women's Turn-Ons Change As They Age

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Ladies' lists of turn-ons and turn-offs mature with age.

Ladies, older definitely means wiser, but that doesn't just apply to your intellectual prowess—it applies to your taste in potential partners, too.

How do we know? YourTango teamed up with Glo.com and Chemistry.com to determine the true power of attraction in relationships at every stage. In the survey of more than 20,000 people, we found that 90 percent of people believe a relationship's fading flame can be rekindled. It's exactly how men and women fuel the fire that provided the most interesting results.

For women, 77.7 percent of women said that the qualities they seek in a potential partner have changed as they have aged. But exactly how have they changed? Do Women Embrace Aging Better Than Men?

With the wisdom that age brings, our list of turn-offs seems to mature right along with it. Here are the top 10 turn-offs that become increasingly unappealing to women as they grow older:

1. Lack of drive/ambition
2. Immaturity/childishness
3. Lack of romantic love
4. Lack of intelligence
5. Narcissism/lack of empathy
6. Boredom/lack of adventure
7. Lack of sexual skills
8. Racist or prejudice ideologies
9. Extreme views on religion
10. Poor personal hygiene

But getting older also means a new, sophisticated set of turn-ons, catered more to maturity and a need to be stimulated both mentally and physically. According to our survey, as women age, these turn-ons become increasingly important:

1. Communication skills
2. Listening Skills
3. Kindness
4. Intelligence
5. Sense of humor
6. Ambition
7. In a similar life stage
8. Sexual prowess
9. Altriusm
10. Location (Close enough to see daily)

In short, an immature, unintelligent man without drive, passion, or a sense of adventure (both in the bedroom and in the world) is a definite turn-off. Especially if he is racist, and especially if he smells. But give us a partner who can hold a conversation, make us laugh out loud, and is on our level—in terms of maturity and sexual spirit—and man, we're set.

How have your turnons and turnoffs changed with age?

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