Aging Gracefully and giveaway by Missy Jane

At the moment I am roughly thirty-seven and three-quarters years old. I don’t really feel old, though there are times my children make me feel my age. However, I have to admit in recent months I’ve started to feel it more when I notice sexy men. Usually it’s someone on TV or in a movie that catches my eye. Then I take a really good look and realize he’s at least ten years younger than me. I’m often shocked at how young some of the actors are because the characters they play can be so mature or have to deal with serious conflict.

Thinking about hot younger guys got my brain working on the whole cougar issue. What makes a woman decide to date a much younger man? What kinds of things does she have to take into consideration and who are her sounding boards? I’m a happily married woman so this isn’t something that affects me. However, I know it’s becoming more common-place, or maybe just more women are admitting to the types of relationships perceived as making them cougars.

When I think of whether or not I would ever be in this type of relationship I have to laugh. Who has the energy? Sure I would love to have a hot young guy who dotes on me, but would I be able to reciprocate? And what about outside of the bedroom? There are so many little things I have to do as a wife that I can imagine would only be doubled if I had a much younger man. As it is, I’m eleven months older than my husband and he never lets me forget it. So though I’m no cougar I do have a younger, sexy spouse.

What do you think of the cougar phenomenon? Would it bother you to know someone in this type of relationship, or are you in one? Sound off in the comments for the chance to win a $5 Ellora’s Cave gift card where you can find my newest release Lunchtime Sex here:

-Missy Jane

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   4_3 GB New meMs. Missy Jane is the alter ego of a married mother of four who was born and raised in Texas. A few years ago she finished reading a book by Mercedes Lackey and thought “Now, what if…” and a monster was created. Missy now spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making, alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters and gargoyles (to name a few). When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her beautiful daughters and training her husband to believe she’s always right.


4_3 GB lunchtimesex_msrPassion and fun have been missing from Genie’s life for a long time. Most days she can only hope for a phone call from her college-age son. But that changes when a hot prospective resident walks into her leasing office and turns her world upside down. There’s only one thing holding her back from responding to his advances—his age. He’s only three years older than her son. She should resist…

Nick has just graduated college and hopes for a job in a larger city with more potential. What he doesn’t expect is to find an irresistible woman—who just happens to be the sexy mother of one of his college buddies. Resistance is futile, and he can only pray his friend doesn’t kill him once he finds out. When things heat up quickly with Genie, Nick discovers he must convince her he wants more than a bout of Lunchtime Sex.

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    Hi Missy! Don’t know if I told you but my hubby is 7 years younger than I am. We just had our birthdays and turning 35 was a MAJOR deal for me, but, it was a GOOD deal. I find that having a younger hubby doesn’t require extra “work”. As a mother to 4 monsters myself, I know the hustle and bustle life you’re talking about. It’s about pacing yourself. At the end of the day, my hubby requires only one thing: SEX! He doesn’t care if I clean or not, doesn’t care if I go to bed with dishes in the sink. The little things I do like, his laundry for work, giving him a home-cooked meal maybe 3 nights a week; that is enough for him. He LOVES me and doesn’t care about the small stuff. I love being married to a younger man. My first hubby was 6 years older than me and that obviously didn’t work out so great. My hubby now is more of a man than he ever was or will be. At 21, he took on not only me, but my 4 kids. What 21 year old does that? We’ve been living it up-with LOTS of sex-for the last 7 years now and we wouldn’t change anything. My frame of mind is that my kids are the ones getting older, not me. LOL. If all of this makes me a cougar, well then, my hubby can hear me roar for the rest of his life! 😉

  2. Urbanista says:

    The so-called cougar phenomenon is fine, if both parties are happy. After all, mean have been involved with older women for eons. It’s even seen as a coup for an older man to have a much younger women. What’s good for the gander is good for the goose.

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  3. Whatever makes the couple happy

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  4. Penumbra says:

    I’ve found out recently that many younger men like older women. Talking to them I’ve learned why they find older women are so attractive. Personally I think it’s a great idea.


  5. Hi Missy!

    To be honest, I’ve always preferred the older man/younger woman thing, lol, but I’m with you, the older I get the more men my age or a few years younger are starting to look more attractive, haha! ;-D

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Thanks again to all of you who stopped by to read the post and leave a comment. Time to choose my winner…
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