I had a normal childhood, but I have been living in the “adult world” since I was a kid. I was around adults all my life -- events, parties, meetings -- so I really knew it no other way.
Annette Wheeler* didn’t recall the exact moment she first heard the term “cougar,” but she did remember dashing to her computer to look it up.To her shock and bemusement, there was a new term to describe what she had been doing most of her life — dating younger men.I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.I still get the common response from my friends: “He’s too old for you! ” I’ve also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a "gold digger."So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I’m not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It’s more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.And don’t call him an “old man,” even if you’re joking; it will only make matters worse!
Personally and professionally, he has one up on you and may think only he has a right to call the shots in the relationship.
At the end of the day, I need to do what’s best for me.
Here are a list of pros and cons to consider if you decide to date older: Whether it’s in his career, knowledge acquired overtime, relationships or even in the bedroom, this man knows what he’s doing and knows what he wants.
When you come across an older man and learn he’s single, have you ever found yourself saying to your friends, “There’s a reason he’s alone and still single”? This comment might make him and even you feel insecure.
There’s always a reason, but the best thing is not to push. The important thing is how you two feel about one another and the good times you share.
I started my media career at age 9 at a community TV station and my ambition level went up from there.