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Society continues to put labels on what women desire, whether referring to older or younger partners.
But, ultimately, women continue to push back on old taboos and seek out the romantic partners of whatever age they want.
Initially, Susan says, she resisted the idea of dating someone older than her because of the cliché factor. I can’t stand it…that recent thing with Brad Pitt being linked to Ella Purnell, who is 21 and looks exactly like a young Angelina Jolie made me furious.
Susan thinks there’s definitely an issue with younger men today behaving badly because dating apps and bro culture endorse it.
This new definition of puma seems to have surfaced with the release of a study in February 2012, commissioned by UK matchmaking service, The Picnic Project, on what women want in a man.
According to The Picnic Project, "These ' Pumas' so-called because they're interested in dating previously married and attractive men hail a new trend in women seeking experience over youth." The idea that divorced men who have lived, loved and lost will treat their potential mates with more sensitivity, care, and understanding than younger men appears to have caught on in the UK.
Indeed, there is a definite imbalance when an older man dates a younger woman that, as a woman, it can be hard to shake.
This is something I struggled with when dating an older man, I couldn't help thinking about all of the women his own age he didn't have his shit together for and finding myself siding with them. He’s really fit but also, he’s got it together and his age probably helps with that. When he was ‘wooing’ me, he was quite straight up about it.
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The Daily Mail Online, drawing from The Picnic Project's findings, concludes "more than half a million women would rather date a mature divorced man than someone younger than them.