What do you think of the term "Cougar"

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  1. elisabethkcmo profile image73
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    what are your thoughts abuot the term 'Cougar' to describe a ?over 40?  woman who is involved with a younger man?

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We have to lable everything it seems.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        there is no reason to label everyone, older women have been attracted to younger men since long before Demi Moore. lol


        sometimes when you see these women portrayed, it seems almost like a desperate attempt to grab onto youth.  no one should need validation from someone else to be who they are. my thoughts...

    2. profile image0
      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh brother . . .

  2. wesleycox profile image84
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    I think thats hot.

  3. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
    Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years ago

    I guess I'm a cougar as my husband is younger than me

    1. shanekruger profile image57
      shanekrugerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it should be lol

  4. elisabethkcmo profile image73
    elisabethkcmoposted 8 years ago

    the terms seems derogatory to me, like the woman is a predator, someone who is trying to get their claws in you...

    1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
      Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think it means experience, we are more knowledgeable in more ways than one. We are mature and nurturing.

    2. archdaw profile image56
      archdawposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are a 'COUGAR' only if you are 40 and over and dealing with a man not to exceed 10-15 years your junior. You become a 'PREDATOR' dealing with any thing 16 years your junior.

      MY OPINION!!!

  5. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    hmmm....wild, aggressive, Hot and rich! "Sugar-momma!" lol

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image73
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      so men think that a cougar is a good thing?

      1. Michael Willis profile image78
        Michael Willisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was just answering the question as I saw it as posted. I would say alot of men do see this as a good thing, but more mature men may not. It depends on the person. personally....I would prefer someone close to my own age. More in common that way.

    2. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
      Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I wouldn't be too sure about the rich part unless you meant in knowledge. LOL

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image73
        elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I guess the appeal of the 'Cougar' is all kinds of knowledge...
        hmmm....

        1. Carmen Borthwick profile image76
          Carmen Borthwickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, yep!

  6. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    To be more serious...I think of a woman who is much older than the male companion. There are men and women who prefer companionship that is either a lot older or younger than themselves for their own reasons.

  7. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    It is fitting of whom it is applied. I have loved thm in my former days of, er, um, wolf days.

  8. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps it was originally derogatory remark, but I think it's now far more acceptable on the whole. It's a kind of red flag filled with seduction and suspense. Therefore, pretty alluring, don't you think?

    I think cougars are the new "sirens" of classical literature.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image73
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      now I like that answer...

  9. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Aren't cougars supposed to be the term for hot older women who are attracted to younger men and whom men find attractive. Like Demi Moore?

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    Poppa Bluesposted 8 years ago

    I like the idea of being a woman's prey! It's hot!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hi there poppa blues, do you want to stay in a cage then???you want them older than you are too...lol

      and yes flightkeeper, you nailed it, am a cougar way back then--my ex hubby is younger thus far, but I like what daniel said about it--pretty alluring,,,

      1. profile image0
        Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well maybe not kept in a cage, but perhaps tied up and blindfolded could be fun, but be prepared for when the tables are turned! LOL!

  11. Valerie F profile image52
    Valerie Fposted 8 years ago

    The term "cougar" was originally applied to attractive and self-assured older women to distinguish them from "kittens."

    Of course, in the mouths of chauvinists, either term is dehumanizing.

  12. zadrobi profile image56
    zadrobiposted 8 years ago

    I guess the term for a 40+ male on the prowl is just creepy haha

  13. Jennifer D. profile image73
    Jennifer D.posted 8 years ago

    I'm in a relationship with an older man and I am nearing 40. He calls me a cougar, and even though I am no longer dating younger men, I find it amusing! Cougars should be recognized for what they are: "older" women knowing what they want and going for it; especially younger men.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Thats fine with me as log as they stay away from my son.

  15. TimTurner profile image74
    TimTurnerposted 8 years ago

    Funny how women get a cool name when they want to sleep with younger guys but guys get the glorious term of "pedophile."

 
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