So if you're thinking about getting together with someone younger, don't listen to anyone who uses words like "cougar," "cradle robber," or "Samantha Jones;" instead, consider the five points below.
A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.
He's the only younger guy I've ever dated, and I wouldn't date younger after him.
Although the idea of a "cougar" who dates much younger men has a certain cultural cachet, being a woman in your twenties who simply chooses a partner who's a bit younger is often viewed as weird, desperate, or deluded — basically, anything besides what it is, which is totally normal.
People have a much easier time, it seems, getting on board with the idea of a woman taking a younger partner for purely sexual reasons than they do with the idea of a woman in a serious relationship with a younger partner.
Men in their 30's are still about having fun, adventuring, exploring and building their career, and they appreciate a drama free connection with a woman.
They don't mind the power inequity, while men who are closer to my age feel the need to battle for the position." — Paula, 673.
I wasn't sure how to exactly bring him to work events without feeling like a cougar..a tinge of embarrassment.