Topics: RNZ: Morning Report - Radio New Zealand
An AARP magazine survey showed 34 percent of women over 40 date younger men. Cougaring is no passing fancy; it’s a phenomenon that’s here to stay. Many older women reported liking younger men for obvious reasons: more energy, more enthusiasm, and best of all less baggage. Whereas a man in his 40s has probably been married (and possibly divorced) at least once, men in their 20s and 30s have a fresher, less jaded perspective on life. But what the hell do younger men want with older women, then?
Well, frankly, cougars tend to have the same mindset as young men. Women in their 40s and 50s are often over the marriage and kids thing. They don’t want someone to provide for their needs—they can do that themselves. Rather than having to navigate a Byzantine maze of emotional needs, with a cougar you can get right down to hanging out, having fun together and, of course, screwing. Your very own Mrs. Robinson might not want you for anything serious, but who cares? As a man, you’re getting what you want—namely, no strings attached sex.
The good: when you’re dating an older woman, she knows what she wants and generally isn’t shy about going after it. While not in the shape she was 10 years ago, no matter how good the personal trainer, she does know her way around the boudoir more than most chicks your age. Further, she likely has a successful career and steady income. A cougar will almost never look to you for support, financial or otherwise.