Cougars: Older Women Who Seek Out Younger Men
Why are so many women over 40 dating younger men?
Cougar [koo-ger] - 1. Puma or mountain lion known as a stalk-and-ambush predator. 2. Older woman who only dates men at least eight years her junior.
Cougee [koo-gee] - "Older women are a turn-on." -- John, 35-year-old male
Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson. A 2003 survey conducted by the National Association of Retired Persons revealed that one-third of single women between 40 and 60 are dating younger men.
Susan Coss explains her own predilection for young men: "They provide more creative excitement: Like me they have diverse interests in theater, music, and film, and look beyond what's on the New York Times best seller list." An older guy can be more of a child than a young one." Translation: An ex close to her age lost this lady because he placed his needs well above hers.
Brenda Dos Santos laughs, "I'm the poster child for the 'Urban Cougar' trend. I'm 46 and only date boys in their 20s and 30s … I love all the attention I get from them. They try harder and are not cynical or spoiled by bad past relationships."
Like many women who consciously seek out younger men, the San Francisco publicist is a refugee from an early bad marriage.
The divorced mother of two finds men her age "kinda tired. They can't keep up with me." These days Brenda is content to "just have fun sampling all types of hot young men."
Better watch out Grandman....:tonka: :tonka: :tonka: :tonka: