As women over 50, most of us are not willing to head over to the local Steak and Shake for a date.No, we want to be wined and dined at nice restaurants, and for some of us only the best will do.Yet here he is, willing to skip out on younger, toned bodies because he thinks we're cool, calm and low maintenance even with wrinkles around our eyes. More recently, I bumped into this gorgeous late 30s or early 40s young man who was a cross between Hugh Laurie and George Clooney. You may find that a man closer to your age is a better fit as someone you want to share your life with.But that doesn't mean you can't have fun trying the cougar thing for a change.If you really want to impress friends (and learn a thing or two on the way), go after the alpha. We've got a very fulfilling life already, and whether or not you ask us for our number isn't going to make or break our evening. No need to flaunt the latest version of PS3 you just bought. That's why we're happy to sit back and smile with amusement while you test out all your pick-up lines. Flirty e-mails, texts asking what we're wearing -- we eat that shit up. Though Botox may have disguised them well, we've earned a healthy number of wrinkles from a lifetime of complicated relationships. We've already dated someone who makes fifteen times the amount you do. 1080p video and high-speed, low-bandwidth screen sharing put you and up to 250 people all at the same table.
Here, my tips for cougar hunters around the world: 1. Betas are usually just looking for someone to make them feel better about themselves. On your part, not ours -- honey, we're done chasing. Watch us come running ready to bust an uninhibited move (usually involving excessive finger snapping). But don't try to order a wine you can't pronounce or go claiming you can tell vintage from antique. Start playing games, and you'll be forced to settle for a puma.
With all the awareness about cougars out there, you'd think that men would be experts by now on how to snare them.
Not a fat chance based on the past few dates I've had. We won't cry when you tell us we look fat, or wake you up in the middle of the night and ask what's on your mind. We're already pretty confident in whom we are at this point, and frankly your opinions don't have much pull. We've been around the block more times than we care to tell, and we'd recognize a player if he showed up looking like our neighbor's son in Dockers and a sweater vest.
The truth is there are plenty of quality men available. By dating a man younger than you are, you're stepping outside of your comfort zone. Lisa Copeland is the Dating Coach who makes over 50's dating fun and easy.
If you are willing to try different ages, body types, careers, and backgrounds, you just might realize that there is a plethora of good guys out there waiting for you.