UPDATED June 17th, 2017

Ever since Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman made it cool in the 1967 film The Graduate, women have embraced the cougar role.  And it’s no secret that Samantha Jones had many (many) younger, hot, male playthings. Sex in the City really could have been called Cougar in the City. An older woman dating a younger man is just a TV fantasy, it happens in the real world too.

11-Things-You'll-Love-About-Your-Taurus-Man-Fling-MainPhotoIt’s wonderful that people are more accepting of all kinds of relationships. That said, it’s not always smooth sailing when a woman dates a younger man. Things can be complicated when it comes to embarking on a romantic relationship with a younger guy. Here are some things to consider before you consider dating a younger man.

The-Lustful-Lion-8-Things-to-Know-About-Dating-a-Leo-Man-Photo21. Younger men tend to have more energy.
When it comes to older women dating younger men, consider that they have a lot more energy—and all kinds of energy. Better stamina means they can enjoy more active dates, and no, we’re not just talking about racquetball.

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