I share the same dilemma. My age comes across as a great barrier too. Some women find me too old, and some find me too young for their taste.
I've met some younger women who never had any issues hanging around with me till they find out my birthyear. The scenario usually goes like this: they were attracted just because I come across as somebody having a mindset way ahead of my years... that however goes on only until she finds out how old I really am. And when that happens she gets freaked out and/or creeped out with the idea that she was hanging out with an older man.
For the older ladies, I usually get this "you are a fine chap, too bad you're way too young for me. I pray that you find that young lady for you."
Just a disclaimer, I don't deny nor make any attempts to hide my real age. For the younger women that I meet, I usually volunteer the information that I am way older than they are, but that is dismissed as a joke not until they see my driver's license. It all goes down the drain after that.
But surely Kahirup you are not talking about hanging out with 18year olds.