To call these women “cougars” has a predatory connotation that is not accurate, considering these younger men are just as eager as the women to initiate the age-gap romance.These women are not mother substitutes either who are “robbing the cradle,” but instead are an example of the modern day woman who knows what she wants and goes after it."He acknowledged the elephant in the room by cracking a joke with my dad about a sports championship they were both alive for that I was obviously not, and from there the meeting went much more smoothly.
Age-gap romances, though, do actually leave more room for gender equality, which tends to make couples happier.
After all, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”Source: Agnew CR and Lehmiller JJ.
Commitment in Age-Gap Heterosexual Romantic Relationships: A Test of Evolutionary and Socio-Cultural Predictions.
“One of the first times we were out at a bar together, the male bartender hit on me when my date went to the bathroom.
He leaned in and said, ‘I know he has more money than I do, but I can do things to you that he’s too old for if you know what I mean.’ "I was so angry that I couldn’t speak.