But are you still hesitant about deeping your toe in that dating pool? So often, however, men (especially young men) respect and admire when a woman can confidently ask for and plainly express her wants and needs. He's not "an old dog set in his ways", so he'll be more open and accepting to letting you take the lead and listening to and learning about your tips and tricks on mastering life. You're not looking to play petty games, so when issues arise, you take the lead on addressing issues in a progressive and productive way.
However, it wasn’t until the term “cougar” emerged 25 years ago that the relationship gained a more public profile.
Are these signs that the cougar stereotype is beginning to shatter?
Today, the Canadian cougar website boasts 1,500 new members per month.
If you are still a doubting Thomas look at Hollywood stars who have made it work and look sexy: The legendary Tina Turner is 75 and her husband is 59; Gabriel Union is 42 and her husband Dwayne Wade is 33; Eva Mendez is 41 and her man Ryan Gosling is 34; Cameron Diaz is 43 and her husband rocker Benji Madden is 36. The first and most important reason is that dating younger is the secret of youthfulness. A man in your age group will either make you look older or simply like your right age (boring), while marrying and older man will make you look way older.
Plus a younger man is (wink wink) innocent and naïve in the nice kind of way.