Definition of cougar dating
A “Cougar” is generally defined as an attractive woman over 30 years old, who is dating or likes to date younger men (affectionately referred to as “Cubs”).
In recently years, TV shows such as Cougar Town and reality series “The Cougar” have led to the Cougar-boom of the past few years.
For me, the realization that Cougars is a younger man’s fantasy started when Finch ended up on top of Stifler’s mother, Jeanine, on the pool table in the movie. Hundreds of “cougar dating” websites have surfaced all over the place to cater to this dating niche made even more popular by the likes of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher.
So is “Cougar dating” a real trend, a viable relationship configuration, or is it just a myth fueled by teenage boys who lusted over their high school teachers only to eventually grow up?
Our study is meant only to let us understand how humans, from a sociological and quantifiable point of view, evaluate each other.) The following is the Cougar value graph and the Cub value graph, which represents the average price of first date offers received by attractive women and attractive men based on their age: From the chart above, we see that the perceived value of an attractive woman peaks when she reaches 25 years old, and gradually diminishes as she ages.
The perceived value of an attractive man however, starts at a much lower price when he is young, peaking only when he reaches the age of 34.
This week, our study addresses the question of Cougar and Cub couplings.
In hunting cougars – the term, not the women or the wild cats – I found a March 3, 2001, article in the Globe and Mail of Toronto which credits “cougar” to a Canadian website called , which the story says was started in 1999.
It is, as you have guessed, a website where older women can meet younger men.
“cougar” is a term for an older woman who prefers to date younger men.
There’s a connotation there of a wily, experienced feline going after a toothsome little rabbit.***Most of its popularity stems from a 2001 book by Valerie Gibson, called Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men.
I have a girlfriend who is 37 and she was dating a man who was 28. Is a cougar a woman in her 40's that dates younger men?