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“I’m Close To His Mom’s Age”: Tami Roman On Dating A Man 17 Years Her Junior And Being Insecure About Their Age Difference

October 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Well look who has found love again!

Former “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman has been out here building up businesses, acting and dropping the pounds, but she’s also been spending time dating a new man named Reggie, who she calls her “baby boo.” Sitting down with The Jasmine Brand to talk about her new relationship, Roman was pretty open about the role Reggie (the owner of a trucking company in Houston) plays in her life, but honest about the fact that she is a little insecure when it comes to him. You see, Reggie is 17 years younger than Roman (“I’m close to his mom’s age.”) and she’s a little worried that the women around his own age might swoop in at some point. But she does say that she’s happy. Here are some of the most interesting details that Roman shared.

Why
She’s Comfortable Sharing This Relationship With People:

Even when I was on “Basketball Wives,” I was in a five-year relationship. We kept it like, “You do your thing, I’ll be doing my thing.” That’s always worked. I’m taking a chance right now. Finally I’m like, let me be open and honest about what I’m doing in my life. I’ve always been a open book and so I’m opening this part.

I think I’m at a point now where I have to expose that part of myself. I’m constantly trying to figure out ways that Tami can use her ways in whatever. I know at this moment, there are a lot of women that–for me the age difference was an issue and then it wasn’t an issue. I know a lot of women out there who are going through that thing–older women, younger men. So now I am just trying to expose that part. If there are any things that looking at our relationship and how we deal with each other can help them with, or make them feel more comfortable in their relationship…

What Her Two Daughters Think Of Their Relationship:

My daughters love him. They say, ‘Mom, you’re like a young mom and he’s like an old soul soul so ya’ll kind of work.’ But he is closer to my oldest daughter’s age than he is to mine [laughs]. Seven years.

The Biggest Challenge In Dating A Younger Man:

When I go to the movies, I want to see The Butler and things like that. He wants to see The Ninja Turtles. [laughs]

What They Both Love About The Relationship:

Reggie: For me, personally, she’s just a real person. She’s a genuine person–it’s hard to meet a genuine female. She’s a real person–that’s what I love about her.

Tami Roman: He’s an admitted womanizer in his past because he just felt like all women wasn’t worth anything or they’re out to get something. He was coming from that place and I was coming from the place that I can’t trust men based on my previous relationships. We’re both wounded but help each other by being together.

Their Silliest Argument:

The silliest argument is probably–if he looks in that direction a little too long and something’s over there and I feel like you shouldn’t have been looking for three minutes. One minute tops.

Why She Feels Insecure When They’re Around Younger Women:

He is more age appropriate with that demographic than with me–that’s what makes me insecure. I can’t be out at the club, I can’t be twerking. My knees are bad and I can’t get down low twerking all night. I don’t have much a** to be doing that anyway. I have real bills and expenses and a mortgage and a car. They have really no responsibility . That’s kind of where he’s at in terms of age.

You can check out Part I of Roman’s chat with The Jasmine Brand below, where she also talks about if they want kids and Reggie possibly being featured in a spin-off show she has in the works.

Stacey Dash Dating Model Who Is Only A Year Older Than Her Son

June 14th, 2014 - By Toya Sharee
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Although her behavior is questionable at times, you can’t deny at 47, Stacey Dash gives most twenty-somethings a fair one when it comes to maintaining her youthful looks. Well, her looks aren’t the only thing she likes to keep young.

Reports are surfacing that the divorced mother of two is dating Michael Evers, a 25-year-old aspiring actor and model who resides in the same Los Angeles building as Dash.

Dash who is probably best known for her role as diva sidekick “Dionne” in the cult classic “Clueless” is mom to 24-year-old Austin, a son she had from a previous relationship with singer Christopher Williams and 11-year-old daughter Lola, a daughter she had from her second marriage to James Maby. Dash has been married a total of three times including a marriage to Emmanuel Xuereb that ended in 2011 in which Dash claims she was physically abused.

According to Daily Mail, a friend of Dash’s commented:

“She likes younger men now. She has turned into a cougar.”

But a representative of Dash’s reveals that recently leaked pics of Dash and Evers reveal nothing but the new Fox News correspondent going on a run with a neighbor’s nephew and that the pair are not dating.

Dash has spoken in the past about how she sees herself dating in the future:

“The most important thing is knowing yourself and loving yourself and loving yourself by you, not by anyone else. What I’ve realized after being married so many times is that I don’t need a man to be happy. That has been my greatest lesson and that’s why I try to teach my children-to love themselves. They don’t need someone else’s approval or definition. They can do that themselves.”

Even after being engaged six times and married three times, Stacey revealed that she still believes in marriage and would do it again, stating that she still believes it’s possible.

Whether she’s found a new running partner or romantic interest, we’re not mad at Dash. Look at how many of these celebrity men who are well into AARP range repeatedly find women to date who are one election past legal voting age. Despite what might be some awkward interactions with her son, let the girl have a little fun.

In The Meantime, Part 4: Best Friends and Semi-Cougar Behavior

April 1st, 2014 - By Erica RivaFlowz Buddington
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Note: This dating series will go in and out of parts. Some will address the ghosts of past relationships, others will talk about current situations, and most will give advice. Pay attention to the page breaks; they help you understand the transitions. It would help if you read the following parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

There’s always a shoulda-coulda-woulda in your life.

Jean plopped down into my sofa, with a ton of DVDs in his hand. I laughed, as he sorted through all of the selections.

“Why’d you get so many movies?”

“I wanted you to have options girl. A brother was trying to make movie night unforgettable, since you’re always forgetting me!”

I pinched him, “I do not! I just work a lot.”

He smiled and punched me softly in my arm, “You mean…you work way too much.”

Jean finally picked 500 Days of Summer and put it into the DVD player. I looked over at him, as he kicked off his sneakers and cozied up into a corner, with a blanket. Jean was my best friend. Five years ago, we’d tried dating and things didn’t work out. We were in the middle of making out and pulled away from one another simultaneously.

I asked him, “Is it just me or does it feel like I’m kissing a sibling?”

He admitted to feeling the same thing. We’ve been friends ever since. Well, except for that one drunken text message, this summer:

“Drunk late nights thinking of past loves, what should have been and could have been slightly remind me of you, but I stay cool, because sometimes nothing is better than what’s new.”

It came to me at almost at midnight and I was asleep. I answered it with a ton of question marks, the next morning, but he never wanted to talk about it. I shrugged it off.

Jean was a great guy. He was on the short side, about 5’8, and he kind of resembled the actor who plays the young grandfather, in Tia and Tamera’s “Seventeen Again.” Whenever there was something that needed to be done, around the house, he’d handle it. If I was ever lonely or I wanted a dinner companion, he’d come right over. He was the boyfriend that all girls wanted, just without the title and the complications.

I paused the movie, “Why’d you pick this movie?”

He sighed, “I’m going through some expectations versus reality bull with my ex.”

“Oh, Candy? What’s going on?”

“Yeah. Nothing really, she just wants to come to NYC to visit.”

“That’s not nothing. You guys haven’t seen each other, since the breakup. That’s a big deal. What are you expecting?”

“For her to see me again, through different eyes, now that I have my life straightened out.”

“Well…what’s the reality that you’re afraid of?”

“That none of that will happen. That she’s moved on and just needs a place to stay, because she’s cheap.”

I laughed, “No one is so cheap that they’ll stay with an ex they don’t like. There’s something there.”

He jumped up, “You think so?”

“Slow down cowboy. I said something, not everything. Just take it easy and see what’s up.”

He leaned back again, “I will.”

 

There was a feeling that started to churn inside of me. I tried to put my finger on it, but it seemed impossible. Was I jealous?

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Cougar Chronicles: Why I Stopped Dating Younger Men

November 12th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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From Hello Beautiful 

Diggy Simmons posted a photo of himself after a workout and I had to clutch my pearls, drop them and immediately pray to God to deliver me from the lust rising up in my loins. Sheesh! What a hottie! But wait, I immediately remember watching him come of age on screen in “Run’s House.” But all of those images of Daniel Simmons as a child were washed clean from my memory’s museum and I was left with the above image of Diggy. And my mind is still wandering into the land of illegal fantasies. The same thing happened to me when Romeo all of a sudden grew up and became a sex symbol. But the only issue was and is…these sex symbols are getting younger and younger and I’m getting…le sigh older.

I was just having this conversation with a friend of mine. I turned 29 this year and while I know this isn’t old; I’ve been faced with the end of an era. I am in the last year of my 20s. le sigh That means the years of reckless abandon with minimal consequences is gone, a thing of the past. That also means I need to button it up and stop looking at this young tenderonis with lust in my eyes because I am too damn old!

I was 24 when I met Will. He was 19. As soon as I found out his age, I knew that we would only be a summer fling. I met him in Cinco de Mayo, on the way home from drinking more tequila than I thought humanly possible. He sat across from me on the train and I watched his eyeballs dance up and down my body, lingering on my exposed toes; so I crossed and uncrossed my legs, trying to divert his gaze, but those sparkling brown eyes were locked on my toes, until he looked up and locked eyes with me. “You caught me,” he laughed.

“Yeah, were you really looking at my feet, though?” Surprisingly, I was smiling too. Between my lowered inhibitions and curiosity, Will had my attention. Tipsy or not, I knew he couldn’t have been a day over 21, but because I knew he had a freaky interest in me, I decided to share my number with him. I’m all about exploring my freaky side. Sue me.

During our first chat, Will admitted that he has a foot and couldn’t get enough of staring at my larger-than-most-women’s feet and wanted to “pamper my toes.” I was all the way intrigued. Will then admitted something I wasn’t quite ready for–”I’m 19,” he answered when I asked him his age, praying that he’d be at least 21.

As a 24-year-old, I knew that I was approaching my mid twenties and flings with guys younger than me was pretty much out of the question. The first time this realization reared it’s ugly head was when I invited Will over for dinner and asked him to bring something for us to drink and he came bearing the gift of…Pepsi. I looked at the cola and said, “I meant for you to bring wine. We’re having pasta.”

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Cougar Etiquette 101: What Not To Do When Dating A Younger Man

July 31st, 2013 - By Julia Austin
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Cougars are all the rage for men in their twenties through forties (although the latter are kidding themselves—they’re no young cubs). But just what is it about women in the 40 plus group that is such a turn on? You’ll thrive in the game of dating younger men if you can pin that down, and if you can avoid the bad behavior of your fellow 40-plus felines.

Love’s Got Everything To Do With It: Tina Turner Engaged To Longtime Love Erwin Bach

April 1st, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Rumor has it that after her divorce from Ike Turner, Tina claimed she would never marry again. But a good love and a good love must have persuaded her otherwise. Because a Swiss tabloid newspaper, Blick, is reporting that the 73 year old Tina and her longtime partner, 57 year old Erwin Bach, are getting married.

The couple, who have been together for nearly 27 years, met in Germany where Bach was a record executive at the label Tina was signed to at the time.

Though they’re supposed to be making it official now, this is not the first time Bach has tried to make Tina his wife. In an interview with Mike Wallace, both Bach and Turner explained that it was probably a good thing that Tina declined his original proposal.

They explained how that went down, in an interview with Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace: You proposed to her and she turned you down, why?

Erwin: Well I proposed to her before her 50th birthday because I thought it is just the way I feel- or felt at this moment. And I wanted to give her my commitment. And I think we both were lucky that she said no afterwards.

Tina: Erwin and I don’t feel that we need a marriage. We are as married now as if it was legal.

Well, you know love changes things. If the rumors are true, we wish these two the absolute best.

Featured Image courtesy of Vogue Germany.

Serious Question: When You’re Cougaring, How Young Is Too Young?

February 15th, 2013 - By Renay Alize
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My aunt, who is 45 years old, has never been married, never had children and is still out there on the dating scene. Recently, she and one of her friends from college, went out for a night on the town. My aunt, who’s always been a bit on the wild side ended up getting quite drunk. As she was ordering another round, she noticed that the bartender was fione. So, being the outgoing woman she is, she told him. “You are sooo cute!” And after she told him, she handed him her card. Never expecting him to call.

But he did.

He asked her out. They had a wonderful time. But during the course of the date,she realized that her bartender boo was 30 years old, 15 years younger than her.

When my aunt learned this little piece of information, she also noticed that he didn’t ask her her age. So she didn’t volunteer it. She’s definitely lying by omission for right now; but should the time come where he asks how old she is, she’ll gladly tell him that she’s fifteen years older than him. In the meantime, she’s considering whether or not she should even continue seeing this man. We all kind of like the idea of being a cougar; but when you’re out here on the prowl, what is the cut off age for dating someone younger. 10 years? 15 years? 20years?

Have you ever dated someone younger than you? What was your experience? How young is too young?

Come Sit on Mama Lap! Signs You Might Be a Sugar Mama

February 3rd, 2013 - By Brooke Dean
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Often times, when we hear the term “sugar mama,” we think of a well-to-do woman in her 40’s, successful in her own right, and probably a “cougar.” While typically women of means who are lonely and looking for companionship have no problem acquiring a boy toy that they can pay to come and go as she pleases, there are situations where a man could be using a woman for her money and she’s none the wiser. Not all sugar mamas are cougars who copped a few stacks in a divorce settlement or widows who were left a ton of cash. Some sugar mamas are average women who feel they need to pay for a man’s love and affection. Not sure he’s using you as his meal ticket? Look out for these signs…and keep your money in the bank!

J Lo Buys Bentley for New Boy Toy

December 14th, 2011 - By MN Editor
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J Lo’s new boo thang must be laying some major pipe! What else could explain why the pop singer felt the need to purchase a Bentley for her new 24 year old boyfriend, Casper Smart.

Excuse me, that’s a tad rude. Maybe Casper is really making J Lo happy… emotionally and she just had to show her love for him this way… even though he’s run into some legal trouble for drag racing and driving without a license. Hmmm…

Anyway, get the rest of the story and check out pics of the new ride, here.

Milk in Your Coffee: Are Ashton and Demi Done?

September 29th, 2011 - By madamenoire
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UPDATE: Ashton Kutcher tweets ‘Don’t Believe the Hype

Rumors are swirling around Hollywood’s ultimate cougar couple. News outlets are reporting that the couple’s marriage is on the rocks and it’s been like this for some time now. Star Magazine reported that the couple have been separated for months due to Ashton’s habitual infidelity.

Do you think relationships between older women and younger men can be successful?