Parties, rock concerts, nightclubs—I dated the way I should have when I was younger: for fun, without an eye toward marriage. Nine women dish on what they've learned from playing cougar.Introducing him to friends was a struggle, even if it was just at a chill house party. Despite the nice summer evening, all I wanted to do was go home.We've made our position known and shared the thoughts and experiences of the women to whom we talked. One important question we asked was what they felt an older woman has to offer.Here are some answers which are clear, articulate and to the point. I look at him, stunned that he could forget such a big part of 1973. You'd really dig it." Or "Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins! We've been together for seven years now, and I'm so used to considering Bronson my peer that I often forget about our 13½-year age difference. In the beginning, if I wasn't thinking, Is he too young for me? someone else was thinking it for me—and blurting out, "Hey, have you seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
They weren't as independent as I am, and sometimes I just wanted them to plan the date for once." — Pam, 252.At 64, Macron's wife Brigitte is 24 years older than him.They first met when he was 15 and she was a 39-year-old teacher at his school.I was married once before, to a man five years my senior.After 12 increasingly dreary years capped by a wrenching divorce, I couldn't imagine why women in my situation (childless divorcées) complained about the prospect of reentering single life. Wasn't finally having some laughs, romance, and excitement the way to take the "crisis" out of "midlife"?They don't mind the power inequity, while men who are closer to my age feel the need to battle for the position." — Paula, 673.