Bit of background: All the men I’ve been involved with in my life were my age or older (in one case, way, way older but I’ll elaborate on that in another post). What is significant about this trend is that a) younger men historically have not been interested in older women — especially moms. He’s great, makes me laugh, we have similar careers and education and the conversation is very easy and uncomplicated. The first one was a super-buff 24 year-old whose profile said he speaks English and Hebrew, works in finance and photos showcased him hanging with a dolphin and jamming at karaoke with his bros. This cougar-seeking phenomenon is another thing all together.The video has gone viral since Jaxn posted it last week, with over 59,000 views on Instagram and an additional 10 million views and 189,000 likes from sharing the Instagram post on Facebook.This isn't the first time Jaxn has promoted women's empowerment in relationships.I’m tired of guys treating me like I should be grateful if they even stick around for five minutes. Do I need to be a nun in order to find someone who can actually see a relationship with me?
I know — all of the sudden they’ve started to approach me online dating sites. Opening lines include:“I’m a Columbia Law student, so while I might be younger, I’m clearly smart and ambitious.”“Ur hot.”“You look like you’re fun. b) The uptick in this young-dude interest is so swift – and the age gaps significant. A few weeks ago my friend Perri emailed me: I have a question for you. But why am I being contacted by so many men who are 21 to 28 years old? Anyway, the next exchange wasn’t terribly valuable for gaining insight (though note his comments about looking for someone independent).Some are funny, like this point: "The first to several benefits of dating a woman with children is that she's likely already used to cooking, without anybody having to beg her because she has a child that needs to eat, right? And some are more serious, like when he says single moms probably have their own source of income and are financially independent, or single moms may be less likely to ditch when the relationship gets hard."I'm talking about loss of job, sickness, or just a bad argument.You see, while a woman without a child has the luxury of jumping from train to train depending on which ride is the smoothest, a single mom doesn't want to uproot her child, so she's going to fight [for the relationship] as long as you're fighting, too," Jaxn says.but dating when you have FOUR kids is like the Mt Everest of the dating world!It seems almost impossible for men to see past that.