For centuries, men have dated women considerably younger than themselves and this practice is considered a social norm. Finally, it seems,women have turned the tables. Ms. Moore isn't the only one who is enjoying a relationship with a younger boy toy. As this trend grows, you may be wondering what you should now about dating a cougar. If you are, read on…
In order to meet a cougar, go where older, sophisticated women are. Instead of that kegger, go to a charity event or a museum opening.
Show respect to your cougar. Don't approach a cougar the same way you a drunken, sorority girl. This will not go over well. Consider, instead, how a more mature woman would want to be approached. Also, remember that your cougar has more experience and probably tired of immature approaches years ago.
Appreciate your cougar. When dating a cougar, remember the she has probably been down similar relationship roads before. Don't be a repeat of previous relationship mistakes…be considerate, romantic and appreciative of her experiences and knowledge.
Dont remind her of her age. Your cougar is interested in you romantically, not as a mother figure or role model. Don't dwell on the fact that you are younger or that your aunt or mom is the same age. Believe me, she realizes it without you reminding her. "You're a hot 45 year old!" is NOT a compliment.
Listen to your cougar. With her life experiences, a cougar will have a lot of information to share with you. Listen with interest, you will probably learn something from her in the process.
Have fun! Most cougars have been through rough patches in relationships and are now looking to just have fun and a more relaxed relationships. Try to do the same. Go to fun places, like mini golf or bowling. Alternate romantic dates, too. You don't want to come off as an immature kid.
If the relationship does become physical, make sure that you are well prepared to have responsible sex. Also, an older woman dating a younger man will have some expectations as far as endurance and energy. Work hard to not disappoint her.
Be prepared. Before you ever start dating a cougar, decide what kind of relationship you are after: friendship, flings or long-term relationships. This will help you decide what kind of mate that you are looking for. Lastly, realize that although it is more common now, there are still lots of people that will give you and your cougar strange or disapproving looks when you are out together. Even though what others think of your relationships shouldn't matter, you should be mentally prepared for this.
As you venture out into cougar country, remember that daing a cougar isn't all that different from dating other types of women. Play your cards right and your cougar relationship could develop into an experience you won't soon forget.