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Cougar Mania

Cougar Mania

Date: Oct 26 2007

Themes: Pop Culture, Romance

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It’s a phenomenon that’s becoming more and more common. All across the United States, people are following the example of 44-year-old Demi Moore and her 29-year-old husband, Ashton Kutcher: Older women are pairing off with younger men.

The slang term for women in their late 30s or older who pursue men in their 20s or teens is cougar. It gets thrown around a lot these days. Watch Amanda tell Devan how someone actually had the nerve to call her a cougar.

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Amanda

Amanda

Devan

Devan

Amanda:  So I went to the bar the other night and somebody had the audacity of calling me a cougar. Do you know what that is?

Devan:  Cougar? You mean like the older woman that likes to sleep with a younger man?

Amanda:  Yeah. Apparently that’s what it was and I was kind of offended by that.

Devan:  I don’t think you’re old enough to be a cougar.

Amanda:  I don’t think so either. I thought there had to be about 20 years difference of the girl and the guy.

Devan:  I think that’s about right. Doesn’t the woman have to be at least 40 to technically be a cougar?

Amanda:  I think so. And possibly married. And possibly with children. Yeah. So have you ever stopped to think about what the draw is from the woman to the man and the man to the woman in this case?

Devan:  Well, I think it’s because they’re both at their sexual peak.

Amanda:  I hadn’t really thought about that. So for a guy, what, 20-something?

Devan:  I’ve heard that a man’s sexual peak is 18 and a woman’s is 35.

Amanda:  Really? So I have two years to go…

Devan:  Maybe you should find an 18-year-old in the next couple of years.

Amanda:  Maybe! Like your brother, right? Not so much?

Devan:  Not so much.

Amanda:  Oh. Well it’s weird, because as a mother having a son, I’m not sure how comfortable I would be if he came home in high school and had a 40-year-old girlfriend.

Devan:  Yeah. You stay away from my brother.

Amanda:  Okay. Good to know. Note to self.

 

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討論

When Amanda went to the bar the other day, someone called her a cougar. Devan says that Amanda is too young to be a cougar and Amanda agrees. They agree that the ideal cougar is over 40, about 20 years older than her lover, possibly married and possibly a mother. Most cougars are also very predatory when it comes to securing their young prey. That’s why they’re named for large, wild cats.

Amanda asks Devan why she thinks older women are going for younger men and vice versa. She immediately responds that she thinks it’s because the male sexual peak is 18 while a woman’s is 35.

Devan’s brother sounds like a good young lover to Amanda, but Devan doesn’t like the idea of them together one bit.

Why do you think older women and younger men get together?

 

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Lizaza

Lizaza

Belarus

I think any relationship is right untill both are happy. I now such couples and when I see them I feel sorry for the boy cuz he is with an elderly woman not with his peer, but I envy the woman. And I think if I’m 40 and not married I would like to have a young lover just for sex (heheheheTongue out

05:23 AM Jul 28 2011 |

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shedy

shedy

United Arab Emirates

i scap from women like these also i don’t prefer gitting relationship with cougar 

03:20 PM Jul 27 2011 |

Sweet_Katrinka

Russian Federation

i like)

11:09 AM Jul 27 2011 |

1 person likes this

My love only

Yemen

vety nice

10:18 AM Jul 27 2011 |

Sarah Morad

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

nice

10:07 AM Jul 27 2011 |

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fer_ray79@hotmail.com

Argentina

I’M GOING OUT WHIT A BOY 9 YEARS YOUNGER THAN ME. AM I A COUGAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT?Wink

10:46 PM Jul 26 2011 |

sachem

Ghana

nice to meet u

04:01 PM Apr 30 2011 |

sachem

Ghana

i think they only have time to talk abt their adolescent age

04:00 PM Apr 30 2011 |

Mehmet Gulsen

Turkey

Hi Everyone! This is Mehmet Gulsen. Nice to meet you

 

11:44 AM Apr 30 2011 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

People tend to sneer at age gap relationships but we forget these days older women are far more active and charming. Stereotypes of 40 year old ladies being unatractive do not fit in well with today´s reality. Also there has been much more interaction between generations so the number of relationships in which the woman is older is on the rise. I see no problem with it as long as they´re both adults and aware of the challenges.

02:04 AM Apr 29 2011 |

tea-娟

China

 I think the younger men. they are avant-garde and most of good sense of humor.

05:07 AM Mar 22 2011 |

Almight

Almight

Brazil

Hi I just never had hearded what does cougar means now I know hehe thx and I will find anyone to talk more about hehehe I am funny see you

06:45 PM Oct 17 2010 |

Jasmine Nilar

Myanmar

might get together …. but wont last long

08:41 AM Oct 12 2010 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i think that notnormal and not humanist

11:55 PM Oct 07 2010 |

farmany

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello.Iam from Iran.and you

06:10 AM Jul 23 2010 |

asillkan

asillkan

Turkey

hello asilkan

I am form turkey

just want talk you :)

09:44 AM Jul 07 2010 |

psycycu43

psycycu43

Taiwan

it's so weried!,Cossss,men and women are still much different with…

Well, maybe women sexual peak is 35, but…..men always pursue

his women who is younger tham him…...otherwise…

she has wealth a lot…. 

 

03:49 PM Jul 01 2010 |

aunglawkeeshein

Myanmar

Cougar ! mm hm  Interesting ! but I've never thought about have a romantic relationship with that kind of Cougar and that would never be no to me coz it is not a huge thing here in Myanmar and young guys are not into that kind of one – I mean – except—a few exceptions. Basically , love matters most to keep a good marriage and I guess I don't see anything wrong with when I see a guy hanging out with an older woman but the older women here in my country rarely do that too. At that age , they turn themselves to religious activities rather than the draw ..

 

09:00 AM Jun 18 2010 |

nenaa06

nenaa06

Mexico

hello..I think it  is no better….because  the import is love.

08:37 PM May 14 2010 |

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