I was thinking about a post I read on Mike the MasterDater’s site earlier today, Cougar, cutting her claws on the back of change. It’s a well thought out piece on the whole cougar phenomena. As I’ve stated before, I think the media is blowing this significantly out of proportion. I don’t see too many women my age, or older, dating much younger guys. But maybe it’s happening a lot in other parts of the country.
My response to Mike was that I’ve been dating older guys since high school (which is the truth) and I didn’t plan on trading older and wiser in for young and buff (if I had time I’d link to the tweets – sorry).
Frankly, I like older men. My date tonight (Mr. Midwest) is 9 years older than me and when we met he didn’t feel “old” or even “older”. He felt “just right”.
That said, the 2 times I fell in love (massively, pathetically in love so that I lost all sense of perspective and reason)it was with guys my own age. M was a few months younger than me. Both of those guys were as far from the type of men I usually date as you can get.
But I met them and fell in love. Not love at first site. But love shortly after meeting. Within a few hours/days.
I don’t know what any of that has to do with anything. Other than that I have no interest in dating younger men. And I’m pretty sure the next time I feel my knees weaken shortly after meeting a guy who’s completely not my type I might just run in the opposite direction. As fast as I can.
Tags: cougars, older men, younger men