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Dating Cougars: How Old is Too Old?

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I’ve seen the 1971 classic Harold and Maude and think it’s awesome. But dating a woman my granny’s age is a bit of a spine-tingler. For a guy in his 20s, at what point is a woman simply too old?

In Cougartown, 40s is the ideal. She’s got her shit together, and is still young enough to cash in. She’s a “new” cougar, ready to go, and raring to max-out on her new status.

Even a woman in her 50s is still a serious contender—especially for guys in their 30s. By 50, all those qualities we love in a Cougar (confidence, experience, know-how) burst at the seams. Trouble is, those seams ain’t what they used to be. Despite a countlessly fair amount of exceptions, nature takes its course, and it’s only to be expected that an older woman’s body will lose some its luster. (Again, many women do a fine job of keeping fit, and continue to look great, but time is time, and it does what it does.) The Golden Decade is generally a trade-off: body VS  what it can do.

Personally, I can find both 40s and 50s appealing, and I’ll leave the door open to either option, depending on the vibe.

But a woman in her 60s? Or older? No way. As a guy in my 20s, the thought of getting frisky with a woman who’s old enough to remind me of walking hand-in-hand to my first day of kindergarten, or unwrapping Lego on snowy Xmas mornings, is something I find unsettling. When I pull into a restaurant parking lot with my date, I don’t want to be worrying about having her slipping on ice and breaking a hip

None of this is to say that women (or men!) 60+ shouldn’t date—they should! they should!—but at some point the gap has to close.

I have a general rule of thumb: if the hot flashes have ended, so has the romance…

RrraaaAAArrrr….

What is your age difference maximum when dating an older woman?

Tell us what you think!

Tell us what you think!

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