The Cougar: The New Queen Of The Dating Jungle

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Written By: Darshay Lampley

While scrolling through my timeline on social media, I came across this meme. I’ve seen it quite a few times and it always seems to tickle me. In 2016, it seems nearly impossible for women to find a man that can satisfy their needs both physically and emotionally. As a twenty-two year old college student, I know that I’ve just barely touched the surface of the dating pool. I am fortunate to have time on my side, but what about women who no longer have timeto spare? I imagine that the dating pool may begin to thin out significantly once you’re well into your Feisty Forties,   Fabulous Fifties, or Sexy Sixties. So what is a prestigious, established woman to do when most of the men in her age bracket are already off the market? My suggestion is to embrace her inner cougar.I remember when I heard the word ‘cougar’ being thrown around for the first time. My initial response was, “What is that?” A cougar is defined as an older woman who seeks a sexual relationship with a younger man. Before I educated myself on this topic, I could never understand what an older woman could possibly have in common with a man that is 10+ years her junior. Now that I have done the research, I’ve realized that younger men and older women have a lot more in common than you may think. Here are a few benefits of dating a younger man:

1.) Boys just wanna have fun.

For women who may not be interested in getting married anytime soon, younger men may be for you. Younger men are usually still sowing their royal oats, so there’s no rush to the altar.


2.) The younger the man, the younger you’ll feel.

Searching for the fountain of youth? Look no further! A younger man can keep you young by keeping you up to date on the latest fashion, keeping you on top of what’s going on in pop culture, and showing you around at all the local hot spots. You’ll never be out of the loop.


3.) Young men don’t mind being taught.

Younger men tend to be open to trying new and exciting things. You can show your younger man the ropes and who knows? He may even teach you a thing or two!


If you find yourself single and lonely in 2016, give dating a younger man a try. Don’t let Stella be the only one getting her groove back!


Darshay K. Lampley is a Broadcast Journalism major and Creative Writing minor at Jacksonville State University. Upon graduating, she anticipates a lucrative career in the entertainment industry. Darshay is an entertainment journalist, on-air radio personality, and is currently writing her first book. Darshay believes that her ambition along with her strong faith in God will lead her down the pathway to success. "God is within her, she will not fail." Psalm 46:5

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