A cougar is a hunter who preys on an innocent younger man. Some guys are naturally drawn to older women like any other physical "type," such as preferring blondes to brunettes.
A cougar exudes self-confidence, which makes her a highly desirable conquest to a younger man.
Often it's the younger man who approaches the older woman in hopes of a purely sexual, no-strings-attached relationship.
Contrary to popular belief, the older woman isn't the predator — in fact, it's the quite opposite. A relationship like that isn't viable — he'll cheat on her with someone his age. Giphy Ashton and Demi's problems were less about the age difference and more about her insecurity and his infidelity.
There are many cougars who keep themselves very fit, but even the idea that it’s wrinkles/weight alone that will determine someone’s interest in dating is insulting.
Not all younger men like models and just as there are many types of younger girls for men to be interested in, there are just as many types of cougars as well.
Being a cougar isn't for the faint of heart ... For nearly five years, I've been dating a man 15 years my junior.
I have been a consistent member of the "Cougar Club" since my husband passed away.
I was hoping for someone to have great sex with, to join on dates and take a vacation with a couple of times a year.
Even when Stephen and I first got together, I assumed it would be temporary.
One thing that works in our favor is that I wanted a younger man (although I was thinking more like 48) and he prefers older women (he pursued me and knew how old I was, because he first set eyes on me at my 60th birthday party at the tennis club where he worked as a trainer).
It turns out that one-sixth of women in their 50s prefer men in their 40s. I knew I wanted a younger man, but only as a playmate.
They are looking for an equal and as they have been unable to find it in men their own age, they look for younger men—or in some cases, just seem to attract younger men.