Eat Your Heart Out, Courteney Cox!

30 Apr

Cougarism seems to be all the rage these days doesn’t it? I can’t read a magazine or a newspaper without seeing an article referring to it. Even this morning’s London Metro had an article saying that TV shows such as Sex And The City and Cougar Town are inspiring older women to buy more sexy underwear. The survey was done by Debenhams lingerie dept (blatant PR story) but you get the point, Cougars are obviously cool!

Courteney Cox plays 'hot mama' Jules on Living TV's Cougar Town

Cougar, for those who don’t know, is a slang word for women of an older age (ahem) who likes to pursue younger men (Other popular terms – cradle snatcher, cradle robber) aand thanks to shows like Cougar Town (starring Courteney Cox) and high profile celebs Demi Moore, Halle Berry, Madonna and Sam Taylor-Wood with a penchant for younger men, the word ‘Cougar’ has now gone mainstream.

The reason this is on my mind at the mo I because I look way younger than my 33 years and I tend to attract younger men. Prime example, I’ve been on PlentyOfFish.com for nearly 4 weeks now and other than a near miss with ‘MR PAYG’, the first guy to official ask me out on a date is a 25 year old. That’s 8 years my junior! Whenever I join dating sites I specify that I’m looking to meet guys between the age of 30- 38yrs old so to say I was a bit skeptical would be an understatement. Also my little brother is 25 in November, so it just seems a bit wrong! But with it constantly being drummed into my head that younger guys can be good for you, I figure why the hell not just go with the flow? I mean, he’s cute, he spells properly (I’ve developed major online dating spelling ‘OCD’ btw) and he’s approached me in a more polite and confident way than any of the 30-something guys I’ve been talking to. So yes, it is official peeps, I am going on a date with a 25 year old guy.

I’m in good company it seems, there are are even dating websites that specialise in catering for Cougars and their ‘young meat’ fetishes. There’s ToyBoy.com, CougarDate.co.uk and DateACougar as well. Yes, my dears, these sites are actually for real!

These days it’s all the rage and there’s no shame in it either! Why not, older men have been picking up younger girls since the beginning of time and nobody bats an eyelid. Sugar Daddies aren’t ashamed, in fact, don’t they boast about their ‘catch’ to their friends. I think that us women should do the same thing. We still got it going on, ladies! Hooray to Cougar Power!

Celebrity Cougars

Demi Moore looking blissfully happy with her hubby Ashton Kutcher

– Demi Moore, 47 – married to Ashton Kutcher, 32

– Courtney Cox, 45 – married to David Arquette, 38

– Halle Berry, 43 – in a relationship with Gabriel Aubry, 34

– Madonna, 52 – on/off relationship with Jesus Luz, 23

– Sam Taylor-Wood, 43 – engaged to Aaron Johnson, 19

– Eva Longoria Parker, 35 – married to Tony Parker, 27

– Elizabeth Taylor, 78 – engaged to Jason Winters, 49 (GO LIZ!!)

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8 Responses to “Eat Your Heart Out, Courteney Cox!”

  1. delightfuleccentric April 30, 2010 at 11:43 PM #

    Let us know how it goes! I’m always a little unsure about the under-30 crowd myself, but I’ve found lately that I’m more willing to ignore that number, if everything else seems good. Not that I’m seeking it out, or that I’ve been out with anyone that age, but if they initiate, I’m willing. πŸ™‚

  2. TheSingleFilez May 1, 2010 at 12:57 AM #

    Yes, I’ll definitely keep you updated! I think that because of this blog I’m determined to be more open and to try new things. Is it a case of ‘dating to blog’ or ‘blogging to date’?? I’m not sure. But what I do know is that I’m more enthusiastic about getting out there out and meeting men than I’ve been in a long time! That’s gotta be a good thing, right?

    I totally agree with you, in that for me, its not a case of specifically looking for someone younger but hey, if they happen to seek you out there’s nothing wrong with seeing what they have to say!

  3. Lafayette May 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM #

    I am all for a single girl get her man on, older or younger. My problem is that no one is bringing their A game anymore. Have us women made it easier for men to be lazy? For example, just last night, we queued for ages to get into a club. There was a dude behind us who got chatting to one of my girls and it was grown banter and he was having fun, next thing now, he goes to the front of the queue and somehow he got in! Meanwhile we were still standing in heels still waiting….this dude then came back after a while and was looking for my friend…we asked him is it really packed in there, what’s the deal? He was like don’t worry you will get in, and i will see you in there, as he waddled off back into the club…NOW…is it me but should this guy have at least tried to get us in? Is chivalry dead is what i want to know. The examples keep coming….i was on a ‘date’ last week. Dude was late!!!! I had bought the cinema tickets and the popcorn and the drink, and dude comes like he just rolled out of bed, with tights on his head! Is this what we have to deal with now?I am a grown ass woman. DO BETTER! I don’t want to be bitter but damn, where did it all go wrong?

  4. Lafayette May 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM #

    FYI – Halle and Aubrey…have called it a day:(

  5. Mim May 3, 2010 at 11:46 AM #

    I have been a ‘cougar’ way before the word was fashionable. I wouldn’t say I was an uber cougar because the guys were normally about two years or so younger than me.
    A couple of years ago I went full cougar with a guy 8 years younger than me (I was 30 at the time)anyway it was all good until he happened to watch a documentary about cougars. Well that immediately made him put a name to me and he began to see me as the older woman who is dating a younger man so is really really grateful for his services. In fact he got it into his head he was the best lover I’ve ever had based purely on age (I’ve never rolled my eyes so much over the course of a relationship). Needless to say that was the beginning of a very bad end!
    In my experience I can safely say there is a difference between being a cougar with a 30 something if you are in your 40s and being one with a 20 nothing when you are in your 30s. It looks good on telly and on paper but for me it didn’t work. I’m officially on the ‘sugar daddy’ trail, but then again I am well aware there are older men horror stories out there.

    If we really want to be equal with men and date like they can, we should also organise the equivalent of thai bride websites. Maybe we should start to consider throwing money at the problem, like men do. I’d be happy to buy a husband, hell i’d be happy to save up and get a really nice expensive one πŸ™‚

  6. TheSingleFilez May 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM #

    @Lafayette – Yes, I heard about Halle and Gabriel the exact same day I wrote the blog post. Hope I didn’t jinx it! Regarding your date – oh no he didn’t!! So many things wrong with that scenario – the fact YOU bought the tickets, popcorn and drinks, the fact that he was late and the fact that he had tights on his head. What the??? I hope you kicked his ass to the curb? Not even worth bothering with.

    @Mim – Hahaha, I hear you. At the moment I’d be happy with either being a ‘Cougar’ or being with a ‘Sugar Daddy’. Either way, older or younger, I’d just want him to be the right one for me!

  7. delightfuleccentric May 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM #

    Mim, be careful what you wish for! I found this site a few years ago and had a FIELD DAY with it – too funny. I’m positive it’s a joke…it has to be, right?!
    http://www.mailorderhusbands.net/order/

  8. Mim May 4, 2010 at 10:39 AM #

    delightful eccentric the site is an absolute hoot. I’m guessing from the banner on the side that boldly claims you can lose a gazzillion pounds by 3pm it is fair to assume that it is a joke…surely! lol. It is the women in far flung villages who are innocently traipsing the net looking for their night in shining armours that I worry about. Should we send out an alert? lol

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