You know, frankly, Mrs. Robinson had a lot going for her. First of all, she was played by sultry Hollywood and multiple award winning actress, Anne Bancroft. And what woman does not positively LOVE that marvelous leopard print bra and slip ensemble she wore for her trysts with Dustin Hoffman? All this before Victoria had her Secret in everywoman’s lingerie drawer and made leopard print lingerie so readily available, even at Wal*Mart and Target!
As a Baby Boomer Dating expert, one of the complaints I commonly hear from the single boomer women is about how few single men their own age there are. Certainly, it is a sad fact. As women age (gasp, don’t you hate that term?), more men are already married or have (yes) died. When you only dating target focus on men within 5 years of your age range, it can feel really frustrating and like your dating choices are really limited.
But we are modern women now, are we not?
So who is to say we can ONLY date, marry, pair up and be happy with a man within 5 years of our age?
Let’s learn a dating and relationship success truth from Hollywood’s example. Mrs. Robinson. Susan Sarandon. Demi Moore. All of these glamorous award winning ladies are happy paired up with younger men. Younger men who actively and clearly pursued them.
This is called Cougar Dating.
No longer is Cougar Dating all about older women who are dressed in some tacky too tight and too plunging obvious clothing and overly desperate manner on the prowl looking to devour younger men at the singles bars.
Au contraire! (that was for Yann Vernier)
Truth be told, many younger men are the ones who first pursue older women. The younger men are looking for women who are more confident, socially poised, and have more relationship maturity than the 20 somethings they were previously dating.
In short, these younger men, often in their late 20s and early 30s, are looking for (yes, let me hear you say it) …. a relationship. They are often looking to pair bond (as the sociologist and anthropologists refer to it) and settle down. While many people initially think, “Oh sure, they just want one thing….” In truth studies demonstrate that many young men are looking to pair up and settle down in mature relationships and want a mature woman for their life partner.
No longer is a woman dating a younger man socially taboo. In fact, Cougar Dating has become so mainstream that it is now featured on multiple tv shows, including popular reality tv.
Take a page out of Hollywood tv and movies and expand the age range you will consider in your search for love. Your Mr. Right might just be a younger man in the guise of Benjamin Braddock!
Happy Dating and Relationships,