Terminology for older women dating younger men

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.

While they have existed earlier too – think Raquel Welch and Mae West - perhaps it is now that they are coming into the limelight after celebrity cougar relationships like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher began to be covered by the media and shows like Cougar Town began to get high viewer ratings.I’ve been told the implied use was a Canadian creation in use for at least 20 years. and it is the name of a recent television reality show. Ulli Most of its popularity stems from a 2001 book by Valerie Gibson, called Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men.However, I can’t find any information that confirms that. This is the sort of book you buy as a joke for your newly single women friends, but one that they will read with interest when no one else is around.Earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Lines dropped its second annual "Cougar Cruise" for older single women and younger single men—even though the first voyage drew 300 spirited attendees.And Google stirred up controversy a few months ago by banning the dating site Cougar Life from its content pages.