Older Women Younger Men: Should They Date?

cougar-town-older-women-younger-menThe sitcom Cougar Town starring Courtney Cox is meant to empower women or at least that’s what the show is said to do. It stars Courtney Cox’s character (Jules Cobb) a recently divorced forty-something single mother who upon discovering that all the men her age are either married, emotionally unavailable, gay or dating younger women reluctantly agrees to test the dating scene at a nightclub filed with much younger guys. She quickly finds herself a bit out of her element. Her old-fashioned dating skills and rules no longer apply.

Desperately trying to cling onto youth, Jules re-asserts herself through unrelenting sexuality. She sexually hunts and pursues younger men and finds herself in excruciating awkward situations. It’s only after Jules stops trying so hard to please the younger guys that she starts to make progress in the older women younger men dating world.

Jules’ best friend and neighbor Elle, tries to prevent her from going out while her 17-year old son is constantly being embarrassed by both of his parents (his father is also dating younger women). In one scene, Jules lectures middle school kids about how hard it is to date when you’re a forty-something woman.

After some wild nights out, Jules discovers that she can’t and doesn’t really want to party every night like a 20-year-old anymore.

I’m not sure what to make of the show so far and so I thought I’d ask you fine folks what you think about older women dating younger men.  What are some of the pro and cons of dating someone of a significantly different age? What are some of your best and worst experiences dating someone significantly older or younger? Should there be an age limit on who you date?

Any thoughts or questions on the subject?

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Luveaux

I’m pretty cool dating older women. They know what they want and how to get it. They are great in bed and really appreciate a man.

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Pink

Mandy, I couldn’t have said it better myself. As a parent, I wonder if the woman is a perv. Why can’t they find men closer to their age?!

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sexpotusa

older women are attractive if they’re rich and have a heart condition

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Homestuff911

Having a younger man isn’t a crime, shouldn’t be treat like a crime. I have been involved with a man much younger than me. We have our ups and downs but what relationship doesn’t. He loves me and I love him. At the end of the day, it’s all about love.

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Aussystud

Age isn’t really a factor if she is really happy and the young man is really in love and wants a future with his older woman. It all depends on what you like.

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