Attraction dating and partnering
To call these women “cougars” has a predatory connotation that is not accurate, considering these younger men are just as eager as the women to initiate the age-gap romance.
These women are not mother substitutes either who are “robbing the cradle,” but instead are an example of the modern day woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.
The survey found men aged 20 to 29 prefer older women to younger ones, and women preferred a younger man as they age, according to Your Tango.
This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.
Perhaps because we, as cis people, aren't used to experiencing such slights on a daily basis, we tend to be quicker to go on the defensive.
I am the first to climb atop my soapbox when I believe someone has slighted my spouse.
Despite celebrities like Demi Moore and Mariah Carey marrying men who are over a decade their junior, the public still struggles to come to grips with these romances.
My skin is notably thinner — and I don't think I'm alone in that.
I am a queer cisgender woman partnered with a queer transgender man.
Because both my partner and I identified as queer before we met — and because I met him after he began his transition — we've never had to navigate the often tumultuous waters of being in love while one partner transitions.
I speak out — loudly — when I think that someone is disparaging him, using his old name, making a transphobic joke, or just generally prying where it's none of their business.
Most of the time, while I'm gearing up for righteous rant, my partner is quietly shaking his head, telling me that it's really not that big of a deal.