That’s when I understood what it was to be in that role, to be someone’s bitch, essentially.
Not only is the tradition of men dating younger women more common and often more extreme in age difference, the male set hasn't even been saddled with a nickname. In Richard Roeper's recent column on the subject a reader suggested "Dingo." Yes, the mangy, scavenging dogs are predators.
Their close relative Hyena is a little less attractive.
So, if you’re 35 and dating a 37 year old, yeah, not a cougar.
But if you’re 35 and dating a 22 year old, ok, you might qualify.
A friend of mine dated a 40-year-old woman when he was 22 and new to New York.
“She picked the restaurants, paid for things, took me places.
Dating an older woman is quite the rage these days.
As a woman over 35, I’ve never felt more desired by men in their late 20s and early 30s than I do now—moreso even than when I was that age. Pay no attention to the ol’ elbow-jabbing, wink-wink idea that cougars* are “more likely to put out and pay for everything.” Meh, that may be a reason a naïve man attempts to score with an older lady, but it’s hardly the reason a smart man enters a relationship with one.
Should you automatically go dutch or expect her to pay? In fact, you want to impress someone, treat a lady with some bank to a nice meal, because she appreciates exactly how much it costs. So when you take her out with your friends or coworkers, be it to a wedding or work event, you don’t have to worry she’ll perish without your constant attention. Since she’s got a little life on her (and maybe even a marriage in her past), she may not have the rigid checklist that a younger girl has.
She’s been to enough of these things on her own to manage just fine while you’re talking to someone else. Most of the single women I know over 35 just want a good man, period.
Where Demi is 15 years older than Ashton, her 54-year-old ex Bruce Willis married 30-year-old model Emma Heming and publicized the union with a racy nude photo spread in . After ending his marriage of 29 years, 54-year-old Mel Gibson debuted his 39-year-old girlfriend, which is a relatively minor age difference when it comes to male celeb May-December romances.