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Older Women Younger Men

According to a recent survey by SeniorPeopleMeet.com, Match.com’s online dating site for boomers ages 50+, 94 percent of woman are itching to date a younger man.

Also according to the survey, 71 percent of women have already dated a younger man- with nearly 96% saying they would like to again!

I dated a younger man once. I was 17 and he was 15. It was OBVIOUS even back then that I was much more mature than he was. I was on my way to college. He was trying to pass 10th grade. I was a high school debate champion. His style of debating kept getting him suspended from school. Of course, there was one area where we seemed to be on the same page---or at least that's what I thought until I went to college and started hanging out with young men my own age and older.

According to this survey, I appear to be in the minority when it comes to dating a younger man. I am not a cougar nor do I have a desire to be one. That's because I am perfectly content with what I have, and, yes, he's OLDER.

Celebrity couples like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, and Madonna and Jesus Luz may be the envy of many baby boomer women but my question is, just how long will they be able to hang onto their prey?

Comments

Oh, you're not alone. I'm not a cougar, either. I don't even understand the attraction to the young guys. All the guys in my office are in their mid-20's. They're nice, they're fun to work with, but OMG are they immature and naive to life in general. Fortunately, I'm married and don't have to worry about being a cougar, but if I were dating, it would definitely be my age or older.
Kathy said…
I heard a female comedian once say "I don't want a younger man - I don't want to train anybody. I want him all grown up."
Beverly said…
Kathy and Jessica,

I'm with you on this issue. Men, in general, have to be trained. It makes it that much harder when they're still in diapers :)
Val said…
"It makes it that much harder when they're still in diapers" LOL!!

My husband's two years younger than me, but I don't regard that as such an age gap. If I were in my teens though, it would be because yes, girls do mature earlier.

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