Cougars Need To Be Cautious About Their Safety
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Cougars Need To Be Cautious About Their Safety

Cougars Need To Be Cautious I'm a "Cougar": an independent, young spirited woman who prefers the company of a younger man. I unwillingly entered "Cougar Kingdom" at age forty-seven, due to my husband's tragic death. I didn’t want to jump into anything serious, but I did want sex and companionship. I found being with younger guys perfect for my needs. They were energetic and fun, while not expecting to be in a “relationship.” Being a “Cougar” worked for me!

What Are The Benefits to Dating a Cougar?
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What Are The Benefits to Dating a Cougar?

How many women over the age of thirty-five “cringe” when they hear the word Cougar? For some reason women have acquired this title over the last 15 years without the male population receiving a similar trademark appellation. Why is that? Men who have “serial sex partners” have always been viewed as studs or held in high esteem by their male peers. Women call them players. (Doesn’t that sound all warm & fuzzy?) What has transpired that women now have their own “handle” and is it actually a good thing?

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Are We Finished With Cougars?

The day of the cougar had just arrived, and already it's on shaky legs… or at least undergoing an evolution. As you likely know, a cougar is a woman approaching her middle years who dates a man at least ten years her junior. Many people have found the term "cougar" offensive, and have cited an immensely unfair double standard as older dudes (with money) seem to have their pick of the litter when it comes to mates. And now, Bill Lawrence says Cougar Town may change titles, Google won't advertise with various cougar sites and some health issues have arisen with older women dating younger men.

Inside The National Cougar Convention
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Inside The National Cougar Convention

When Courteney Cox is banking her post-Friends career on a show titled Cougar Town, you know the trend of older women dating younger men has reached its tipping point. The term cougar isn't just a punchline anymore. And why should it be? As Demi Moore might say, "what's wrong with women asserting their sexual needs and romantic desires with younger partners?"

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The Links: Don't You Take Me To Cougar Town

Is the word "cougar" too derogatory to keep using? What happens when we throw out the dating rules? Sometimes brides get drunk and wake up in a crate of vodka. Some lube news (finally). Some women think you should have to change your name once married. The cascading effect of talking sexy on Saudi TV is felt by a local station. Some men prefer to marry pillows, get over it.

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Courtney Cox Stars In ABC's Cougar Town. Sigh.

You know, when we first heard that Courteney Cox had signed on to play a 40-year-old divorcée in ABC's Cougar Town we thought: "Hm. OK. Sounds a bit tired and generic, but nothing can top that mess Dirt." In case you were reading War and Peace, Dirt was a horrendously written piece of garbage on FX where Cox tramps around like a young, virile Miranda Priestly working at a gossip magazine in L.A. Pretty people in paradise working at a glossy about pretty people in paradise. It sounds impossible to do, but somehow FX found a way to make it unwatchable even on mute. We had the pleasure of viewing a few teaser clips of Cougar Town and unfortunately it appears Courteney has signed onto another lemon. Poor Courteney, desperately in search of another Monica-in-the-rough and unable to find it.

5 Reasons Being A Cougar Rocks
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5 Reasons Being A Cougar Rocks

From celebrity relationships (Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry) to television (Lipstick Jungle, The Old Adventures of New Christine and ABC's Cougar Town set to air in 2009) it's clear that the older-woman-dating-down double standard has undergone a major shift. The term "cougar" even surfaced in a T-Mobile commercial. In the following five reasons, you'll learn from women loving the lifestyle why you should embark on your own May-December (or just September) romance. But do yourself a favor and stick to guys over 21 unless you want to be buying all of the booze.