Anyone who saw Stewart make ravioli with Leno on "The Tonight Show" in 2008 knows these two have a history of sexual innuendo - remember Jay stroking that rolling pin? After they talked about him hanging around her dressing room before the show - "And why did you do that, Jay? It turned out that he was only about a month older than she was, when we found out how old he was." she asked him coyly - he broached the topic of her dating habits. That embarrassed me." That meant Stewart's boyfriend was about 24 years her junior.
A recent string of high-profile romances proves how antiquated all that thinking is.The possibility these two lovers could relate of age and gender expectations is hardly considered.Compounded with the “desperate cougar” stereotype that reached critical mass in the early aughts and prompted a rash of reality TV shows and sitcom plots, the idea of an older woman exploring her sexuality has been plagued by a double standard.November 2008: The duo compare preferred mashed-potato techniques, discuss vocabulary words, and make a starchy meal on Martha.After their segment, Stewart wrote on her blog about the “Snoop-guistics” that she learned: “He and his posse add ‘izzles’ onto the ends of words."Would you date a younger man, would you get into the whole cougar thing? "I was going out with this one guy for a while," Stewart said, "and my daughter called him uncle. " Jay inquired before Martha, not missing a beat, replied, "Like you, you mean, as young as you? "How much younger is the youngest guy you've dated? It’s kind of a code, or a way of communicating so that others won’t know what they’re talking about.Example: fo shizzle is how they say, for sure.” March 2014: During a Reddit AMA session, Martha says she wishes she were “closer friends” with Snoop, and that she’s “never tasted” his cookie recipes.He may just surprise you (and have his shirt together more than your age-appropriate alternative).So this date night, why not take a page from Martha Stewart’s recipe book and swipe right on the younger guy who has been asking you out for months?