Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there are no predetermined parameters on the kind of person you’re meant to be attracted to. Some girls are attracted to guys with six packs, while others like a little bit of belly. Some like them blond, some like them tall, dark & handsome, and some like a combination of all, or none, of the above.
However, one dating trend has little to do with physical attributes and more to do with age…
In the olden days (like, the 90s), it was only acceptable for a girl to date a guy who was older than she was, and if she dared date someone younger, she would be shunned from society. Ok, so maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it seems that in today’s society, couples where the girl is older than the guy are becoming both increasingly more common and socially acceptable.
This trend started with the “desperate housewives” (think back to Eva Longoria and her gardener in the TV show) who became known as cougars, and would have affairs with younger men to escape their boredom. But from cougars, came pumas. Pumas are girls who date younger men, but are not old themselves. In fact, most puma girls can be found in the 20something demographic.
Now let’s analyze why it’s so great to date a younger guy.
They try harder.
They feel lucky and excited about the fact that they have the chance to be with an older woman, so they will try their best to “man up” (pun absolutely intended) and impress their Puma.
They’re more fun.
This depends a lot on how much older you are than your guy, but general rule of thumb is that a guy who is three years younger than you will be a lot more fun than one who is three years older than you.
They are very eager to please you.
Both in the bedroom and beyond. Since they are under the illusion (false or real) that you have more experience than they do, and have a long history of being wined and dined in amazing places and a lot of sexual encounters to compare them to, your younger guy will put a good amount of effort into wooing you with awesome dates. He will also have a strong desire to please you and learn from you, because he believes that your age equates to you being more knowledgeable than he is.
They respect you more.
His mom always told him to respect his elders, and this includes the women that he dates as well.
He will be your biggest fan.
The fact that you are older subconsciously makes him look up to you. No guy will ever be prouder of your achievements than a younger guy. They bring out the absolute best in you. Because, let’s be honest here, a girl will never take a younger guy as seriously as she would an older guy — at least not at first. This gives you an unconscious license to let your guard down and be goofier and more free-spirited than you would normally allow yourself to be with an older guy.
With a youngster you’re not afraid to let him see you at your absolute worst, which means he will bring out your absolute best and very likely still love you, because he sees you as his trophy.
Believe it or not, in the long run, this can make you happier than you could ever be with a guy you feel you need to impress, which is why in my opinion, it is so great to date a younger man. Embrace the puma.