The term appears to have been coined by a Canadian dating website but it gained popular currency as it was picked up by advertising, movies and television series.
In 2007, a film titled Cougar Club was released based on relationships between older women and younger men.
There has been an increase in the numbers of modern relationship consisting of older women dating younger men, which is quite the contrast to the traditional thought that men consistently go after younger women.
For those who aren’t aware, Cougars are women in their late 30s, 40s and 50s, beautiful, fit, and confident with the energy and enthusiasm they are not always able to find in the company of men their own age.
Have you ever heard the saying, “Certain things get better with age”? For younger women, dating a man 10 to 20 years older than her can give her more than simply great experiences or memories.
These relationships can turn into something serious and be a solid foundation for a long-term commitment, primarily because of how younger women’s outlooks and characteristics often complement those of an older man.
The ‘cougar’ community has followed the recent influx of dating sites and apps on the market and there are a plethora of options, to choose from.
If having a family is important to you, then this is something to consider when dating an older woman.
She may already have children, which will bring its own challenges and rewards.
A responsibility like children will restrict spontaneity and you won’t always be the priority in her life.
Here are some reasons why mature women seem to be increasingly getting hooked to the role of a cougar.
Younger men are more sexually desirable A major attraction of cougar relationships is the sexual aspect.