Men. I will never really understand them, but that probably goes without saying. Men don’t understand us, we don’t understand them. At this point, and since I am having so little luck with men recently, perhaps I should consider lesbianism. Just kidding. Lucky for you mom and dad, there is no chance in hell that would ever happen. Women kind of gross me out, men definitely do not, so that inherently tells me that the women option is out of the question for me. Bummer.

For some odd reason, I have this tendency to like younger men. I don’t mean 21 year old men, but men a few years younger than me (let’s just conveniently discount 21 here for a minute). No clue why this is, but I’m going to guess it is because most of my friends are younger than me, so the people I usually meet are younger than me too. Older men do not appeal to me at all. They are generally pretty boring, but maybe I am generalizing a bit too much. And the older men that I have dated don’t have their shit together anyway, so may as well go with a younger guy. Younger guys are just more fun and carefree than the older stooges.

There is an exception to that rule though. Let’s take Scantron, for instance. This guy is way older than me (by way I mean about 8.5 years). That is a bit much. Honestly, if he was a bit younger, I might consider it. However, he doesn’t act old and is a fun guy. Also, it is now blatantly obvious to me that he likes me. He shows this by way of gift giving on a daily basis, whether it be food, candy, Wizards tickets, you name it – he has probably tried to entice me to his cube that way. Recently, he has been emailing, facebooking, texting, and calling. Just the other day, I received this goldmine of a one-liner via email – “I feel like an old man enticing a little kid with candy!” Gold.

These are some pretty obvious signs. But of course, when someone likes me, what else would happen but me not liking them back. Scantron’s personality is great, but I am just not as attracted to him as I should be. Maybe it’s because he is so much older than me. At least he is older and fun though, so maybe I should give him a chance. [P.S. I am NOT giving him this blog information because I want to continue to write about him in the future…there is just too much good material there.]

Speaking of dating younger guys, Mo just sent me this article about pumas. Pumas, if you don’t know already, are one step down from a cougar. According to the article, pumas are “cougars in training.” A puma is a woman in her 30’s and a cougar is a woman in her 40’s. Thankfully, I have not yet hit cougar status, and don’t plan to. And I don’t want to call myself a puma, because I certainly do not limit myself to dating any race or age, but am I? If you generally date guys 2-3 years younger than yourself, does that make you a puma?  I hope not.

I am just not meeting anyone of substance these days. So, I am now officially considering doing eHarmony. Call me crazy, but I am definitely past the casual relationship thing (which you will find on…or perhaps on craigslist casual encounters). eHarmony is something for those who are more relationship oriented. That would be me. It has also recently come to my attention that some of my guy friends are actually on there, so that means there are normal guys on it! And again, if nothing else, I will obviously get some good blogging material from signing up. It all goes back to the blog.


8 Responses to men

  1. DatingClinic says:

    Very interesting!

    There are always exceptions – but generally most men want someone three to five years younger. It’s just how we’ve been since cavemen times 🙂 Very frustrating The big exception is much younger, inexperienced men who welcome the opportunity to have new adventures.. In London the women pay to attend COUGAR or PUMA parties and the men get free tickets.

    If you do want a younger man then make sure you keep yourself fit and healthy and nobody will know the difference anyway…oh and smile!

    Have you tried

    Best Wishes,

    Dating Coach

  2. Jen H says:

    Yes, it all goes back to the blog. You simply *must* join eHarmony — think of your readers!!!

  3. Dan says:

    I totally agree!

  4. hangerbaby says:

    You’re having terrible luck with men because you’re terribly picky. Also, you’re probably not actively involved with the age group you are more interested in. Try it out with gramps and if he can’t do it for you, then you better start considering college town bars and nightclubs. Sorry! But young guys don’t tend to flock to you “Pumas”!!!

    -younger guy

    • Sara says:

      I am not a puma! I said 2-3 years younger than me. That is not that much of an age difference!

    • Mo says:

      As a practicing Puma I totally disagree with you hangerbaby. I have 22/23 year old cubs flocking to me all the time. Although, I’m probably not as picky as Sara.. haha 😛


      btw.. how old are you 😉 haha j/k

      • hangerbaby says:

        Cubs? lol.
        I meant that we younger guys don’t actively seek women in their thirties, because the majority of us are afraid of that interaction. We don’t want to be “that guy” talking dirty to someone old enough to be our mother. At least in my experience.

        Though I am 20, maybe it will change.

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