Vladimir Putin doesn't even look good to me anymore; and he's RARE, VERY RARE for an older man, I don't think most older men are as attractive as he...was. And yes it's physical. You can look at pictures of Putin and he was a beautiful child. He was like the quintessential breathtakingly beautiful Russian boy with his good skin and pouty lips and big eyes. Putin aged well, but recently he started to look like someone's grandpa, and I am no longer the slightest bit interested.
The kind of security I'm attracted to is much more emotional and nurturing and I think that's why I like SJs. I'm not that attracted to flashy wealth, and the idea of marrying for money absolutely sickens me.
The older man/younger woman is a patriarchal social construct, and it will be disproven again and again. I've seen too many older women with younger men, and most people marry someone approximately their own age; even in OLD movies...I'm talking like from the 1930s and 1940s...allusions are constantly made to people being happier with a person within their own approximate ten year age range; this isn't a new-fangled feminist idea that people have more in common with people near their own age.
You have to have something to talk about. Unless you're living in a feudalistic medieval culture and plan to die at 40, and know that women having money or property is against the law, I don't see any reason why it's "right" for a younger woman to be with an older man.