*Editor’s note: Names of some of the interviewees have been changed for privacy.Annette Wheeler* didn’t recall the exact moment she first heard the term “cougar,” but she did remember dashing to her computer to look it up.Whenever you hear about men dating older women, it's often talked about like it's a way to "mix things up" sexually. In this week's Sex Talk Realness, spoke with three men about what it's like to love sleeping with much older women in a world that tries to make it seem like that's a rarity. I love dating in general, but I feel like older woman just have more to offer.Rarely do you hear about men who specifically want to sleep with women 15 years older than them as more than just a passing Mrs. They have experience that is more valuable than anything.To her shock and bemusement, there was a new term to describe what she had been doing most of her life — dating younger men.Wheeler, a fiery redhead who lives outside Baltimore, leaned back in her chair and sighed. “I liked younger guys even when I was in high school — like a year or two younger.Fortunately, more women are realizing the flaw in these beliefs.A recent study shows women are more likely to choose a younger man when dating online.
There are even more resources available beyond the information we’ve summarized in our post, and some excellent books have been written on the subject of being an older woman who is dating or wants to date a younger man. I just follow directions given, which puts much less pressure on me. Society isn't as used to seeing it as we'd like them to be. Man B: Older women know what they want, so I don't have to guess.I was a cougar before there were cougars.” Indeed, Wheeler’s pre-marriage and post-divorce dating history reads like a steamy screenplay.She listed a string of young men with whom she had various relationships, occasionally punching numbers into a calculator to determine age differences she had never considered in the first place.