While many 82-year-old ladies are relaxing and spending time with their families, this feisty lady is still having a good time. Meet Hattie Retroage, a self-assured cougar who prefers dating men considerably younger than herself. Hattie, according to the Daily Star, enjoys spending time on dating apps, where she meets some of the guys she later dates.
Despite her age, she said that she is still attractive to many men. After her divorce from her husband in 1984, the former dancer-turned-writer has been dating since then.
While she prefers to keep things casual, Hattie has built a pretty special relationship with a 39-year-old man named John. During an interview for Channel 5, the couple seemed to be really into each other.
John revealed that he preferred older women and, apparently, he was able to share a connection with Hattie. The couple met on social media and communicated for many years before eventually meeting up. For Hattie, it was an attraction at first sight. She said:
From the first look I had of him, Actually, it was as if I sensed something right away. Hattie and John looked very close and seemed to adore each other. Clearly, age isn’t a barrier to this relationship. Is it a good idea for a young man to date an older woman?
It is a general belief that many men prefer younger women but there are some perks when it’s the other way round. Author and life coach Dr. Marty Nemko pointed out that one great benefit of being with someone much older is the maturity they bring to the table.
Even when it’s not the most conventional thing to do, relationships in which one partner is significantly older don’t have to be doomed. In many cases, this can be exactly what each partner needs to have a fulfilled partnership and, as long as they are happy, then age really is nothing but a number.