So what is the difference between being a cougar and being a cradle robber? I was curious so I looked it up.
Answer: The most commonly accepted definition of a cougar is a woman 40 years of age or older who exclusively pursues very young men. The onset of the cougar years is hotly debated. Some feel that a cougar can be as young as 35, but women of this age would not be viewed as cougars unless their sexual conquests were no older than 25; the ten-year age difference seems to be an unspoken but accepted minimum between partners.
*As I am not yet 40, I fall into the hotly debated area. As Endymion is only 24, and there is a 13 year age difference, which is greater than the required 10 year difference, that would still qualify me as a cougar.
According to the Urban Dictionary a cradle robber is defined as:
A person who taps people significantly younger than he/she is. If X is the older person’s age then they are a cradle robber if they date a person who is less than half of their age plus 7 years. But for this function to work, X must be greater than or equal to 18. (Y = .5X + 7 X:18,infinity))
*So according to this formula, I am 37, half of that is 18.5, 18.5 plus 7 is 25.5. Endymion is 24 years old, so the age difference is greater than the minimum of 11.5 years. I assume this qualifies me as a cradle robber.
Enough with all that math crap. It seems I am both a cougar and a cradle robber. Well, at least I’m not a gold digger.
My first meeting with Endymion went very well. We sat on the balcony and talked for a while. He was extremely attracted to me and did not hesitate to tell me so. I found him to be quite attractive as well. He is very cerebral and didn’t seem like the typical 24-year-old college frat boy. On the other hand, he still was young enough that he had a hard time keeping his raging hormones in check. It’s OK though. I told him I’d slap him if he went too far. 😉 I didn’t have to slap him by the way.
We made plans to meet again this coming week. He suggested we go out on a real “date” next time, “like to dinner or a movie.” It was so cute the way he said it. LOL I agreed that it would probably be a good idea. Hanging out in my apartment is cool and all, but people sometimes behave differently in public and I’m curious to see how he acts. I don’t think he will act much differently. He seems to be a pretty normal down-to-earth
Until next time…