There is no "Cougar Phenomenon," don’t let 'em tell you otherwise. Occasionally seeking out no-strings situations, especially after being entangled for too long, is not something only men do. Wanting to couple up with hard-bodied hotties at their physical prime is human. And though age may make our options dwindle, it never stops us from wanting connection and passion in our lives.
Instead of distracting myself with a cute twenty-four year old, I'm going to nurse my heavy heart and wait for something real. But should I find myself alone in my fifties and a similar opportunity comes along, I won’t feel guilty about considering it. Whether he’s 24, 34 or 54, any man's a catch as long as he's solid and his soul is alive. As a wise woman once said, "it's not the men in my life, it's the life in my men."