You would think in today's world the older woman and younger man relationship would have become ho-hum. After all since time began older men have been enamored with younger women with nary an eyelash batted.
Last week I received an eye-opening email from one of my Real Cougars. Her name is Nan and she lives in Virginia. Nan is 50, her husband is 27. She told me that even though they are incredibly happy, others don't understand or accept their union. Even her 14 year old daughter, who is crazy about Mom's new hubby, is embarrased to bring her friends home.
Guess happiness still doesn't trump public opinion.
Very often cougar couples are mistaken for mother and son. Here's what Nan has to say about that. "It's not our goal to embarrass those who assume. But, eventually, we get to the saturation point where we have endured enough scrutiny, and feel compelled to set the record straight". She went on to say, "people assume it's all about sex and money and that's just not true".
Real Cougars know there are many ingredients that contribute to a solid relationship. They also know women over forty are not on the prowl because we don't have to be.
So here we are, Real Cougars working toward educating and uneducated society. Women just want to be treated fairly. It's time for gender discrimination to end once and for all. We've come a long way baby - but clearly not far enough.