Thursday, April 1, 2010
Cougars vs. Pumas
This topic has been coming up in every conversation these days, and I think it's a great topic to talk about; older women dating younger men. It's classic! But now there is a new line of "cougars in training" called Pumas who are rocking the scene. These are the 30 something women who are educated, have life experience and are looking for a good time. And men seem to love these women as well, so it's a win-win situation! I think the real dilemma here is, why aren't more women doing this? Let's discuss some of the pros to dating younger men shall we??
Alright, there's the obvious one. Men die first. Sure it sucks, but it's just biology and there's nothing we can do to stop it. If you date/marry a younger guy, then you're less likely to be left alone and go senile since it's more feasible that your man will be alive longer to enjoy the golden years with you. This could be a bad thing though if after 50 years of being with him you're sick of looking at his wrinkly butt. But I'm trying to be optimistic here...so let's move on.
The next good thing about dating a younger man...ok...I have to say it because everyone is thinking it. Women have their sexual peak later on in life whereas men have it when they're younger. So the only way to get around this is for two people to meet when they're both at their sexual summit and just enjoy life and the moment.
Another good thing about dating a younger guy is that it's a huge ego boost to have a younger guy be attracted to you. You may be getting older and noticed a new crease there, some extra saggage there, and suddenly you're overwhelmed with the idea that you're getting older and still single! Who will want me now?!??! When an attractive guy approaches you and has no idea who Pauly Shore is because that was "way before his time", at first it may make you feel a tiny bit awkward, but after that feeling alleviates and you catch your balance, there is definitely a slight swagger in your walk for the rest of the night. All gals need an ego boost every now and then.
There's lots more about how younger guys seem to appreciate older women more than girls their own age and the relationships are more exciting...but I think I've said enough. I might be biased on the topic because I am dating a younger guy (though only by 2.5 years, so it's no big deal), but I also want to point out that my sister is dating a guy 5 years younger than her and it seems to be going pretty great (your secret is officially out Tweed. Sorry!) I think that there's a stigma about this whole younger man-older woman thing and it just seems to silly.
What does age have to do with love anyway?
I think the real question here is, who would win the younger man in the big scheme of things? The cougar or the puma?? Now that would be a fight I would pay to see.