She can’t pull it off at her age.” He sighs the sigh of the battle-weary. The Four Seasons bar has all the women Café Milano didn’t, but no men. Is this a case of buyers and sellers not knowing where to find each other? “No woman in DC’s going to fool around with a younger man because they don’t have enough to say. We will then clear out so the real cougars can make their approach while we observe. My 30-year old friend, allegedly experienced in the ways of cougars, sees his higher calling and becomes our Cougar Coach. I realize they are waiting for a guide, and that my friend and I must play the cougars, showing them how it’s done. He’s 31 and tells me he’s known his share of older women. I catch his eye as the 31-year-old poses this question.
I dated some au-pairs back in ’05-06 and although it was transient, at least I wasn’t lonely.Sure, some of them are hot, but it’s more the homely academic type.You also get a lot of the khaki-wearing men who put the girls on a pedestal, giving them an increasing sense of self-worth. last time I was in LA at the beach area and saw several smokin hot chicks with guys who had the emo band look, tight jeans, crazy hair, etc. In a seamless gesture, she tilts her head in my direction, allows her hair to shield her face from her date and says “Dewey” in clear, crisp syllables. Dewey is a Delaware beach town many Washingtonians head to for summer weekends. “Puma, puma, cougar in puma clothing,” he tells me. All are fairly slim and dressed in skirts and heels. I refuse to calculate how many hours of Zipcar time I’d need for that road trip. He’s in his 40s, married and a magnet for women of all ages. It’s a long drive for someone who doesn’t own a car. “Perfect,” I tell my 40-year-old girlfriend and our 30-year-old male sidekick. A few of the attractive girls I have smashed have also told me they thought the women here were mostly ugly. The pool of attractive women is a lot smaller here then it is in LA/NYC or Miami.” # “There’s a map that claims that there is a higher proportion of single women to men in the DC area.The few girls that you even see out will put very little effort into their dress.Is it so hard to put on makeup and high heels at least?I guess they can get away with it because there is very little competition here.” # “The problem with DC is the majority of industries it caters to have boring, lackluster people (law and government). “Not much conversation needed.” “Yes, but people in DC are dorks. “But, the women I know who do play the cougars and sleep with younger guys go to Dewey Beach.” Again with Dewey Beach. “So, you’re wondering if there are cougars getting laid by younger men and, if so, where they meet? But I decide to try a cheaper bar, where the ladies can feel they’re not in a frat boy bar, while former frat boys can afford to drink on a budget. Russia House is dark, more lounge than bar or club, and filled with singles of all ages. with cougars for sure,” a 31-year-old male friend has told me. These very well-dressed, fit women likely see their dermatologists more often than their relatives, so they’ll look thirty-five for another decade. They’re boring.” “We’re talking about casual situations,” I remind her. “Let’s back up a second and ask the bigger question: is anyone in DC getting laid? I refuse to answer his bigger question or go to Dewey Beach in pursuit of cougars. Martinis in hand, we target three men, none older than 25, standing by a fireplace.