Oooh, a two-part QotD. I love it. It's like a high school exam. A cougar, according to Urbandictionary. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco or other cities waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Insight Therapy. There are a number of plausible reasons for the uptick in older woman-younger man couplings. Others point to increased, rather than decreased, opportunities.
A cougar is typically defined as an older woman who is primarily attracted to and may have a sexual relationship with significantly younger men. Although precise ages vary with the definer, in general, the woman is 35 years or older, the man is more than eight years her junior. Some women and men consider "cougar" a sexist, derogatory term , but the flavor of the meaning in context varies from empowering to offensive. Current terms for men who marry or seek relationships with much younger women are such things are the derogatory "dirty old man" and more rarely, a "rhino.
There is so much cougar hype that we now have a fake cougar and a real cougar. Cougar cruises are setting sail, cosmetic surgeons are promising to cougarize their clients and online cougar communities are cropping up. But behind the unleashing of cougars in pop culture is what a growing number of sociologists say is a real demographic shift, driven by new choices that women over 40 are making as they redefine the concept of a suitable mate. The reason is that as women have delayed marriage, men still have a tendency to date and marry younger women. Caron, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine.