After more than 50 bridal showers, 30 bachelorette parties, 80 weddings and 15 baby showers, it's not about you, my friends, any more. It's all about me. Check my blog for clues on whom I'd like to live happily ever after with. Each day, you need to think -- "Hmmm...would he be right for Lisa?" Then, when the right guy comes to mind, set me up! But, let's keep the contest between us girls (and select boys that are allowed to view my desperation).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Am I a cougar?


As my 35th birthday approaches, I've been wondering what will change? Maybe nothing except that every time I have to fill out my age on any form or survey, I now have to mark the "old box" of 35 - 44!

It also get me started thinking about older women dating younger men, something I really like to do! When are you too old to do that any more? Is it this new age bracket that I'm reaching?

And then I was thinking about what it means to be a "cougar." Am I fast-approaching "cougar" status? That seems impossible. I don't feel old (well sometimes I do). I don't think I can pull of a Mrs. Robinson-type seduction move at this point in my life, but according to the urban dictionary, I just may be a cougar. Crap. How did this happen? How is it that I'm almost 35 and have rarely dated anyone over 30. Sure, many of them have turned 30 by now, but they were never in their 30s when I dated them! (aw...remember Scott Bailey?)

Lately, I've been feeling out of touch with the 20 somethings so how, you ask, do I date one? Well, for the first several months, you're just getting to know someone and it's fun and age doesn't really matter as you like a lot of the same things. But now, another milestone is approaching, a year of dating the red head! And, I can't help but wonder if soon, he'll wake up and think he's dating a "cougar" - a woman on the prowl for younger love. Maybe he's already had that thought!

Since many of my readers are women also approaching or already over the hill (35+), I'd love to hear what you think. Would you consider yourself a cougar if you were in my shoes?

And, for anyone reading that is in their 20s, give a girl ("cougar") some advice! What's it like to be under 30? I fear that I no longer remember!

5 Comments:

Blogger Anne said...

Who are you calling old? Coming from one who has already reached that milestone, haven't you heard that 35 is the new 15!

7:22 PM

 
Blogger Dr. Heathaaa said...

haha just discovered your blog when i searched "I dated a gay man" on google! (I dated one for 4 years though he was in denial...and then left me for another woman) anyway, enough about me! So yes I'm single too (I'm 22) and I don't think you are necessarily a cougar because you date younger men...You probably just look young so thats what you attract :) I tried dating a man only 6 years older than myself and i felt this huge generation gap! But then I hooked up with a guy 14 years older than myself and we had so much in common. I guess its just a matter of finding suitable personalities and not worrying about age!

6:41 PM

 
Blogger The Bachelorette said...

Not sure I want to be 15 again either, but maybe 25!

4:08 PM

 
Blogger Meghan said...

so i wrote this awesome post and i guess it got eaten... anyway...here is essentially what i said: you aren't a cougar, a cougar is the lady from dirty dancing who sleeps with patrick swaze while her husband plays poker. :-) and i agree with hating the 35-44 box, already had to check it twice since turning 35 two months ago! yuck! but all in all, 35 is good, and Chris is good, so enjoy! :-)

1:17 PM

 
Blogger Dubs said...

i love the ad for single Thai girls on your blog.

10:16 PM

 

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