Perhaps because it's an older story whereas the trend of cougarism is just now becoming more accepted.Cougars are celebrated; they are the subjects of news stories, the new femme fatales on the movie screen (a la Ellen Barkin in ), and they grace the covers of magazines.Boomer women are looking younger and feeling better than ever.Widowed, separated, or divorced, a growing number seek young men for dating and companionship.Today being a cougar is something to aspire to, and if you are a younger man there is a certain pride that comes with dating an older women. So, to a younger man dating the older woman, my advice is not that different from that which I gave the 27-year-old woman dating the 42-year-old man. Ask yourself this question: is part of the appeal the fact that the woman is older?
He explains that a few women were in their 30s, but most were in their 40s and 50s."So I was dating nothing but cougars, nonstop," Gosse says.
To her shock and bemusement, there was a new term to describe what she had been doing most of her life — dating younger men.
Wheeler, a fiery redhead who lives outside Baltimore, leaned back in her chair and sighed. “I liked younger guys even when I was in high school — like a year or two younger.
Iris was interested in these men as individuals, not because they were younger men.
As she put it, “I don’t think of the relationships that I’ve had with younger men as being I’m just after, you know, younger men.