Jesus Luz has always dated older women.
The 23-year-old Brazilian model, who is the current toy boy lover of 51-year-old pop superstar Madonna, claims he has never been able to connect with girls his own age.
He said: "When I was younger, I liked to go out with one after the other, but when I got older I needed just one cool girl.
"I always liked being in a relationship. It's difficult to meet a young girl who has a mature head. So I dated mature, older women."
Discussing what he looks for in a woman, without mentioning his high-profile girlfriend by name, Jesus insists beauty is just one of the attributes that is important to him.
He told Britain's Grazia magazine: "It's really important that a woman has a spiritual life and an open mind. Beauty attracts me, but it's not something I need.
"I have to feel I can trust a person. And there has to be humour. I'm a clown."
Jesus also credits the photo shoot he and Madonna did for W Magazine for taking his modelling career to the next level.
The hunk - who started dating the 'Hung Up' singer shortly after the shoot - said: "It was going OK. Things were developing when I got the W job. It was a dividing of the waters, with a renowned magazine, a top photographer and an artist like Madonna."