There could be ex-husbands and boyfriends to contend with for a start, with consequent financial and property ownership issues.But there also may be issues with the stigma surrounding age gap relationships, whether from the general public, or even family and friends.
If you don’t, if there is any contention or even the slightest feeling that you’re being dismissive, you will be sent packing and she will immediately cut you out of her life without a second thought. [Read: 9 things you can’t overlook when dating a single parent] #4 Be a man.
Just because she’s got herself a toy-boy doesn’t mean she wants you to behave like a child.
Otherwise she’s just going to think of you as an unsophisticated child, and go off somewhere else looking for the complete package. We have already discussed the fact that talking about her age is a no-no, but it is something that she’s going to be aware of – more so now that a younger man is on the scene.
Consequently, any compliments that you can throw her way are going to be highly appreciated, making her feel confident and self-assured, and bringing out the sexy mature goddess side to her that so attracted you in the first place. If you’re used to getting your own way all the time in a relationship, and that’s the way you want to keep it, then you’re probably barking up the wrong tree.
Be prepared to batten down the hatches and weather out the storm. Last but definitely not least, this is probably the most important thing that you can take with you from this list, specifically referring to what kind of relationship you’re both after.
She may, for example, just be after the physical relationship that she has up until now been denied, and may not care for anything deeper. What’s important is that you have a frank and open discussion about this at an appropriate point in the relationship, to ensure that no one ends up getting hurt.
She will be different to those girls you are used to dating with ten years or so extra life experience to draw upon and to have been shaped by.
Of course, the same basic rules apply to dating a cougar as they do any other woman.
A cougar is a real woman and she wants a real man in her life – that’s why she went for you in the first place.
So stand up to her when she gets fierce with you, don’t back down, whimper and grovel – give it back to her.
Otherwise she will end up unsatisfied and likely to look elsewhere.