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Dear Em & Lo,
I am a 43-year-old, secure, physically fit, stable woman. I have been dabbling in the online dating scene on and off now for about 2 years. I met a guy and we hit it off. He is a hard worker, handsome, home-owner, sense of humor, etc. All around good guy. Only problem is…he is only 22 years old. We have slept together on a few occasions which was, as you might guess, mind boggling.
My problem is our age difference. He basically says that he wants to marry me…I would go as far as cohabitation to see if we are more compatible under one roof. This relationship scares me to death..but yet it feels so right. I have researched older woman younger man relationships to no avail and I still feel like this relationship is doomed. It sometimes makes me feel insecure. I have been told I don’t look 43, but eventually our age difference will catch up with us. Am I barking up the wrong tree?
— Accidental Cougar
What should Cougar do?