London: Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson said that he dated older women in his teens as he found them more exciting.

“Every girl I went out with in my teens was older than me. My first girlfriend was 26, I was 17. Women who were older always seemed more exciting,” Pattinson told a magazine.

The 24-year-old, who is in a relationship with his 'Twilight Saga' co-star Kristen Stewart, however, said that dating older women irritated many people, a website reported.

“I used to think I was a bit of a bad-ass when I was younger. I liked that it annoyed people how much younger I was. I liked walking into a room with a woman and people looking at us and thinking, 'They do not look right together,” he said.