Does age matter? Personal development coach Dr. Tina Tessina answers a 75-year-old woman's question about her boyfriend who is in his 50s.
Women like Betty White know that aging doesn't have to be something we dread. Yes, body parts may sag, faces may wrinkle and hairs may turn white, but getting older promises much more than a change in appearance—it promises high sexual satisfaction, too.
I was worried when Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher split. But it got worse: Yesterday we found out Katie Couric has broken up with Brooks Perlin, the boyfriend who is young enough to be her son. These aren't even the only celebrity cougar couples that broke up recently — there's been more.
Amid rumors that Ashton Kutcher, 33, and Demi Moore, 48, have split after six years of marriage, May-December relationships still keep everyone guessing: Who chose whom? And how long will it last once buttocks sag and double chins set in? Anneli Rufus finds 15 statistics on couples far apart in age, from mortality risks to gay men's preference for older partners.
We have a StraightMaleFriend Facebook Group that gets pretty lively. So lively in fact, that I’m compelled to warn people when they join that they should expect their inboxes to get a serious workout from the fiery conversations that take place there. Related: Cougar and MILF: What Your Kids Think of the Terms
The older, the better? You bet! A recent study found that as time progresses in a relationship, women become more satisfied with the sex — while men become more satisfied with the relationship as a whole. In fact, it takes 25 years in a long-term relationship for sex to begin predicting how happy women are with said relationship. Crazy, right? Hey, for a lot of us, that's a long way off!
Robert Pattinson usually tries to paint himself as a super-awkward person. A heartthrob? Not so much. Yep, fan girls totally love him, but he often acts like he's the least dating-savvy dude on the planet. Now, we never exactly bought that, but even if we had, we certainly wouldn't anymore. The Water for Elephants star recently revealed he's been in the lady-charmin' business since the tender age of seventeen—when he started romancing older women!
Maybe Katie Couric is right. Lemondrop: Salute to Women in the News According to Judith Brower, author of FAYM: Females and Younger Men, the Trend That Changes the Rules, behind every great single woman should be a line of younger, single men. No, she's not jumping on the cougar train a few years too late. Dating younger men, she says, is about increasing your chances of finding a soul mate. It's also the new black, natural order of things (since women live, on average, five years longer), and a habit Hollywood's had for years.
Cougars are getting a bum rap—but you don't need me to tell you that. The media is having a field day portraying women over 40 as predators with only one thing on their minds—prowling for "Grade A" choice beef. Of course, this cartoon characterization was undoubtedly conceived by some immature male in the midst of a juicy, X-rated fantasy—but too many people are buying into the hype and believing it's true.