Plainly put, cougar is the term applied to any woman who dates someone younger than herself. This is not something new, it has been happening for many years, but is only recently that the public opinion concerning this has become more accepting. Of course, there are still some people who are narrow-minded enough to think the whole idea is disgusting. They have their own ideas about why any younger man would want to date an older woman, or what any older woman can possibly want with a younger guy besides sex.
The first myth about cougar dating is that these women are sex-starved individuals who couldn’t possibly get a date with someone her own age. Wrong, completely wrong! In most cases, she is not the one on the prowl. The younger man is usually the one seeking her out because she is confident, attractive, and desirable.
Older women are also amenable to having a relationship with a younger man that has no commitment or strings attached. Unlike a younger woman, the cougar isn’t going to lay claim to the younger man, normally has no jealousy issues, and is willing to enjoy the fun while it lasts. Younger women tend to ‘fall in love’ right away and are often clingy and needy.
The second myth about a cougar/cub relationship is that he is going to get tired of her quickly and move on to someone his own age. Wrong again. If he wanted to date a younger woman, he could. In fact, there is a very good chance he has already done that and found it less than desirable. He isn’t liable to cheat on the older woman in his life if he went to the trouble to meet her in the first place!
Cougars are not usually jealous about their younger man, nor do they tend to be curious about his past dating history. The past is the past as she well knows as she has one herself. These women are much more mature about such matters which can be a relief to the younger man. She doesn’t have the insecurities that a younger woman has, and is content with her life, with or without a man.
Compatibly issues between cougars and the younger man is the third myth that comes up in conversation. What could they possibly have in common? You would be totally surprised to learn that there are more common interests than you could imagine. Music, politics, movies, the arts are just a few of the things that might draw them together. Coupled with the fact that they can learn things from each other makes a cougar/cub relationship very enticing.
Who, actually, has the right to say that a relationship between an older woman and a younger guy is taboo? Don’t be so quick to judge, because you might be there yourself one of these days! Now that you know about the myths associated with this subject and what may or may not be true, you might view cougars in an entirely different light!