How To Be A Successful Cougar, According To Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox, as Shanté Smith, schooled us on the ways of putting a man in line in “Two Can Play that Game,” a rom-com released in 2001. Now, the 45-year-old is offering real-world advice for the other cougars out there because she knows all too well what it’s like to date a younger man. Vivica credits her young spirit for attracting younger men. After the jump, what she told OK! about keeping them…

“If you’re dating someone who’s younger, you have to allow them their space to grow because a lot of experiences that you’ve already had, they’re gonna go through. Don’t become a mom and tell them what they’re gonna go through. Just become their friend and have a great time with them, and let the relationship mature.”

This is definitely advice that all women should heed, regardless of age, especially the bit about not becoming your SO’s mom. And if he wants you to play adopted mommy, then you should run far, far away.