Some apply it to women who pursue sexual relationships with men who are over eight years younger than them.A cougar is generally differentiated from a "puma" who is said to be a cougar minus ten years. A puma is often regarded as a woman under 40 who prefers younger men while a cougar is often used for women in their 40s and 50s who seek out younger men who are at least ten years younger than themselves.Famous women who have been classed as cougars in the past include Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Madonna and Mariah Carey, and even the likes of Cleopatra.
But, ultimately, women continue to push back on old taboos and seek out the romantic partners of whatever age they want.
Simply put, a cougar is an older woman who seeks a relationship or sex with significantly younger men.
Sitcom Cougar Town, starring Courteney Cox, followed in the same year and has run for six seasons.
wiki How is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Pop culture paints the cougar as predatory and pathetically desperate, but women have recently begun fighting the stereotype: real cougars, they argue, are confident, successful, single women over the age of 40, who — tired of unromantic and narrow-minded men their own age — date younger, more active and more adventurous men.
And 48,000 single British women are actively seeking men with a failed marriage behind them." While the image of the puma as a single woman interested in an older, experienced and possibly divorced man seems to be growing in the UK, there is no evidence that this new meaning is embraced or even recognized in the U. Yet, the picture of a young, nubile woman dating a seasoned man is far from uncommon.