Cougars, Lions and Tigers. Oh My!
So I’m reading this in the news, “Cougar J Lo is reportedly dating 24-year old, Casper Smart.” God, I love this town. Let’s forget about the fact that somebody actually named their son Casper. Let’s focus on that this is probably the only place in the world outside of prison where you can date someone 20 years younger than you and nobody cares.
George Clooney is 50 years old, his girlfriend Stacy Keibler, 32. Katie Couric, that wholesome 54 year old TV news correspondent? She’s slamming some dude 17 years younger. Film director Roman Polanski was 43 when he hooked up with 13 year old… well, never mind. You get my point.
Some people do make a big deal of it, and I don’t get it. Hollywood is a really hard town to meet people. It must be even harder when you’re a celebrity and everyone knows who you are. You think George Clooney is on Match.com? He is! I saw his profile. This is what it says:
“Hi, I’m an actor. I like long walks on the beach, sushi and Nickelback. Oh yeah, I was voted People Magazine’s Sexiest Man alive 12 X’s and am worth 200 million dollars.”
Pretty much all my single friends (both girl and guys) gripe about finding love in L.A. and it’s fair to say that both sexes think that the other gender is insane. Girls think men are pigs, guys think girls are drama queens. Both are correct. In fact, I would never date a transgender person because they are probably lunatics.
So I think if you do meet someone who is from a different generation but you connect with their personality or you feel a deep attraction for their wallet/purse, you should definitely go for it.
Me personally, I don’t date anyone under 25. Not because I don't like younger girls, but I can’t fake talking about Justin Beiber for more than 60 minutes at TGI Fridays. *Editors note - If it was 3 years ago and you were Asian, I would give you more leeway, but I grew out of that phase.
So next time you want to date someone who is vastly different in age, but you’re afraid of what people will think. Well, it’s that or you’re the weird guy/girl who lives alone with your cats. You decide. I’m picking Jlo. Unless I named my cat Jlo which would make it extra creepy.