Cougar Hunter - Older woman, younger man relationship?

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  1. inspired2excel profile image59
    inspired2excelposted 12 years ago

    Cougar Hunter - Older woman, younger man relationship?

    What is your opinion on a woman dating a man 14 years younger than herself? Leading information to consider - He approaches her and she feels weird about the situation although many men even younger have attempted the same pairing with her. This one appears well traveled, mature and divorced from a woman older than his current interest.

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    As long as both people are genuinely happy, age makes no difference in my opinion.

  3. profile image0
    Arlene V. Pomaposted 12 years ago

    Cougar hunter?  Give me a break.  If the situation was turned around, and you were talking about an older man and a younger woman, you'd think nothing of it, would you?  If a woman is so concerned about a man's age and has to go as far as ask people on an online site about what they think,, then I suggest that she doesn't date him.  My husband is 11 years younger than me, and we've been together for 12 years.

  4. loveorlost profile image39
    loveorlostposted 12 years ago

    Relationship has no binding i think. If the understanding goes well and love exists than it can continue.

  5. inspired2excel profile image59
    inspired2excelposted 12 years ago

    Arlene, I appreciate your candidness, however there are many risks involved with dating someone who is called a "COUGAR HUNTER"!!! Wouldn't you think? I never gave him the title, it came with him - coined by friends and family, though he doesn't proudly own the title.

    I have two children to consider.

    Terribly sorry, if I offended you. I felt it a fair question since I have NEVER seriously considered someone younger before and have not dated anyone more than 5 years older than myself.

    Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

  6. delicate doll profile image61
    delicate dollposted 12 years ago

    People are free to date whoever they want. I say get the facts before you enter a relationship like that! If there's drama behind other relationships she's had in the past(such as infidelity) then run away as fast as you can!  People say age is just a number,it doesn't matter when it comes to love! (except when it's against the law)

  7. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 12 years ago

    The age difference doesn't matter, but if she is feeling "Weird" about it like you said then that certainly matters! It's up to each individual to decide what's right for them when it comes to relationships.  Personally, I wouldn't want to date someone if I was old enough to be their mother, or if they were old enough to be my father... Something just feels really eeky about that to me.

  8. Gregoryy profile image59
    Gregoryyposted 12 years ago

    Im a 19 year old guy, and i am attracted to older females as well. They often look more elogent, and developed. There are definetly attractive females in my age group, but for some reason I am strongly attracted to older females. If you are both happy go for it, and make sure he is a suitable partner.

  9. charmgirl profile image61
    charmgirlposted 12 years ago

    i don't think age is relevant if the couple are happy in their relationship and can communicate. Does'nt make a difference if the roles are reversed, and I hate the term "cougar". Sound like she's going to devour him!

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    pmccrayposted 12 years ago

    Consenting adults so no problem.  My sister and I are both cougars, only by 6 -7 years.  I dated a guy almost 14 years my junior the problem arises when they want to have kids.  I broke off the relationship, because it was unfair to us both.  No way was I going down that path again and wasn't fair to let him miss out on the joys of fatherhood.  It can be a two edged sword.

  11. Vaishakh Iyer profile image58
    Vaishakh Iyerposted 12 years ago

    My Mom And Dad Have an age difference of 10 years and they are a wonderful couple smile

  12. Ana Teixeira profile image60
    Ana Teixeiraposted 12 years ago

    i dont see the problem. if an older man dates a younger woman.. he's THE MAN.. but if an older woman dates a younger man she's a cougar?... it's just stupid. SExually.. men are at the prime of their age in their 20s. .. women in their 40s.. so I actually think it makes perfect sense for a 40 year-old-woman to be dating a 20-year-old. and frankly.. as long as they are both consensual adults.. WHO CARES? I sure don't! xD.

    I'm 24.. and younger men really do not appeal to me.. but who knows what will happen when i'm 40? xD

    I believe you posed the question with a nice intention... and please do not mistake my words for insults. Not at all. It's only my opinion that the age difference is a detail that really doesn't influence love between two people! smile

  13. Globetrekkermel profile image64
    Globetrekkermelposted 11 years ago

    It is a strange relationship especially when there is a significant amount of years in the age gap. It looks funny even at a far distance.LOL!!!

    1. inspired2excel profile image59
      inspired2excelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is a pretty closed minded opinion, but everyone is entitled to them. Thank you for sharing your revealing insight on this matter.

  14. emilynemchick profile image78
    emilynemchickposted 11 years ago

    If it works, it works. There are no age limits on love. As long as neither party holds it against the other or takes issue with it, why should it get in the way of a successful, loving relationship?


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