What is a cougar dating
According to new research, an estimated 655,000 single women in the UK would prefer to date a mature divorced man rather than someone younger than themselves, which means that more than half a million women are interested in having a relationship with divorced men.
And it’s not just older single women who prefer the charms of experience over youth.
Fifteen years ago, I was running an ad agency, and we were asked to pitch for an online dating site.
I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.
More than 349,000 are aged between 25-34 and a further 310,000 are aged between 18-24 according to a poll conducted by We asked a Puma and a Cougar to explain the reasons for their preference.
AT THE age of 42, divorced for a second time and with two teens in tow, I flung myself headlong into the swirling waters of the singles social scene.
He said, 'She looks like a cougar on the prowl.' I decided to make it a term for women 40-plus who date younger men and don't want to settle down." Other experts have expanded the definition to include older women who have long-term relationships with and marry men 10-plus years their junior.
The cougar craze has reached a fever pitch, with Hollywood rolling out productions that manage to both glamorize and mock the archetype.(In contrast, "sugar daddy" dating sites and portals that pair up unhappily married people for affairs are as Google-able as ever.) Clearly the older woman/younger man pairing, though more on-the-radar than ever, is not sitting well in our psyches.