Nine women dish on what they've learned from playing cougar.As the saying goes, "You're only as old as the man you're feeling." So, are Madonna, Mariah, and J-Lo all on to something with their considerably younger beaus?I guess I'm kind of an expert in this arena because I've been involved with a younger man for the past two and a half years. He's 23 years younger, which is probably a bigger gap than most couples.The crazy thing is how perfectly suited we are to each other and how well we match on every level, even though, on the surface, it would seem like we'd have very little in common.
Introducing him to friends was a struggle, even if it was just at a chill house party.One thing that works in our favor is that I wanted a younger man (although I was thinking more like 48) and he prefers older women (he pursued me and knew how old I was, because he first set eyes on me at my 60th birthday party at the tennis club where he worked as a trainer).It turns out that one-sixth of women in their 50s prefer men in their 40s. I knew I wanted a younger man, but only as a playmate.Similar to their younger male counterparts, younger women have reflected this interest in older men.Women between 20 and 29 years old desire men who are up to 10 years their senior and no younger than up to three years.