The New York-based mum-of-two and grandma is in tune with her body and sexuality and hopes to change the negative connotations around the word "cougar" by proving that aging can be exciting.
Say hello to granny Hattie Retroage, who is single and always ready to go on a romantic date. Retroage is 83 years old and is attracted to younger men who she has casual flings with through the popular dating app Tinder.
Her exciting interview with Metro UK revealed a lot of fascinating details about her life. ‘Younger men, they get off on getting a woman off – very different from when I was younger,’ Hattie explains. The mother-of-two hails from New York and is completely in tune with her body and sexuality even at her age. Hattie formerly was a dancer who had been previously married for over 25 years with her ex-husband, who she claims to have had a "wonderful sex life" with.
Though she was initially looking to develop a meaningful connection with someone when her husband first passed, Hattie said she is now happy with where she is in her romantic and sex life. The former dancer stated, "I’m not agonizing. I’m grateful that at this age and this stage that I have as many lovers as I want. My life goal is to change the awful, decrepit view of aging – view, and experience, and turn it into something exciting. A life-loving adventure. The depth of life, you can’t avoid it. But the shallowness of good sex, that’s what is good enough for me."
Long-term intimacy is no longer her priority as she has embraced the casualness of modern dating. Hattie loves to go on dates exclusively with men who are many years (or decades) her junior. ‘I screw, I sleep with, I make love with many men and not one of them has said, “I want you for my life”,’ she says. Hattie claimed that she, like any other woman her age who enjoys dating younger men, are slammed with the tag 'cougar'. However, she says that she wants to reverse the negative perceptions that people associate with that lifestyle. "Cougars, as I see them, are not beasts of prey, they are an exquisite animal,’ she says. ‘I’m never on the prowl. I never approach a man, men always approach me."
Using Tinder, Hattie has already been on several dates and romantic adventures with a string of casual young lovers who she feels she really connects with. She said that she began using the dating app around eight months ago, and has thus far been on dates with nearly 50 men. Her Tinder bio reads: ‘Hattie, 83, fascinating older beauty. Seeking a steady younger friend/lover for a shared life of adventure and passion. No pro-Trump and no players.’. According to her, the youngest man she has been with was only 19 years of age, although she definitely believed he was older than that. Currently, Hattie is dating 33-year-old Shaun who is 50 years her junior. Good for ya Hattie!
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"I’m not agonizing,’ she said in a concluding statement. "I’m grateful that at this age and this stage that I have as many lovers as I want. ‘My life goal is to change the awful, decrepit view of aging – view, and experience, and turn it into something exciting. A life-loving adventure. ‘The depth of life, you can’t avoid it. But the shallowness of good sex, that’s what is good enough for me."