Believe it or not, lots of men want to date us -- older men, men our age and even younger men are trying to catch our eye.
" Who knew that as women over 50, we'd have so many options to choose from when it came to dating men?
Be creative in your efforts -- you're going to have to work to earn your cougar cred. Don't blow us off to rip bong hits with your friends. And when it comes to the bedroom, the more you can do without making us put down our glass of wine, the better. We love that you're a no fuss, no strings attached, "wanna see my custom crafted beer pong table? Just knowing you'll listen when we tell you to turn it off and come to bed is enough for us.
If you make plans with us, your ass better show up at the appointed time.
Yet here he is, willing to skip out on younger, toned bodies because he thinks we're cool, calm and low maintenance even with wrinkles around our eyes. More recently, I bumped into this gorgeous late 30s or early 40s young man who was a cross between Hugh Laurie and George Clooney. You may find that a man closer to your age is a better fit as someone you want to share your life with.
But that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying the cougar thing for a change.
No, we want to be wined and dined at nice restaurants, and for some of us only the best will do.
With all the awareness about cougars out there, you'd think that men would be experts by now on how to snare them.
Not a fat chance based on the past few dates I've had. We won't cry when you tell us we look fat, or wake you up in the middle of the night and ask what's on your mind. We're already pretty confident in whom we are at this point, and frankly your opinions don't have much pull. We've been around the block more times than we care to tell, and we'd recognize a player if he showed up looking like our neighbor's son in Dockers and a sweater vest.
I shared one of those funny Facebook photos recently that said, "Madonna is 55, her boyfriend is 22. I had to laugh at the high maintenance comment I heard time and time again from these young men.
Back when I was in my 40s, younger men would write me online all the time and I'd always say, "Are you looking for a mom? " They just felt younger women were too high maintenance for them and had far too much drama in their lives.