I’m a 41 year-old woman who has been single for over ten years. During that time, I dated quite a bit. Nothing serious, for the most part, just casual dating with a couple boyfriends here and there during that time. They were always my own age or older though- I never had any interest or intention in being a “cougar”, what I always felt was somewhat of a derogatory term. In other words, I never wanted a relationship of a romantic nature with a man much younger than me.
And then I met this young man. We met in that classic way of lovers around the globe- on the internet. We became friends and IM’d here and there, then started texting each other as well. A little flirting turned into a plan for him to come to visit me for the weekend- he lives in a nearby state. We hit it off pretty well. He has since then visited me another time. We have fun together, he’s cute and sweet and appreciative, and best of all he thinks I’m sexy. A woman needs, at certain times in her life, sometime to remind of her that!
So apparently I have become a cougar. I don’t know if, after this boy goes away, if I will ever want to do this again, but for now it’s working for me and for him.
I’m of the opinion that this has become such a common occurrence that nobody’s really that interested anymore, but if anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer them.