Puma vs cougar dating
While May-December heterosexual romances are par for the course, there is often a double standard when it comes to women dating younger men, even when those women are just in their 30s.
For example, actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler caught a lot of public flak when she announced her engagement. In Great Britain, journalist Hanna Betts describes a puma as "a single woman in pursuit of a mature partner with experience under his belt.
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Throughout history the phenomenon of the younger woman and way, way, way older man has been accepted if not back-slappingly admired.
Not only is the tradition of men dating younger women more common and often more extreme in age difference, the male set hasn't even been saddled with a nickname. In Richard Roeper's recent column on the subject a reader suggested "Dingo." Yes, the mangy, scavenging dogs are predators.
In the United States, a puma is regarded as a cougar minus ten years; she is defined as a woman in her 30s who prefers dating younger men.
Hollywood celebrity Jennifer Aniston has long been associated with the term due to her relationships with younger men such as John Mayer (9 years younger) and her widely publicized starring role in the as-yet-to-be-made film "Pumas" which centers on two thirtysomething women who make a habit of romancing younger men.
Despite Moore's attempt to use the terms interchangeably, a puma is widely regarded as a woman under 40 who prefers younger men while the cougar label is applied to women in their 40s and 50s who seek out younger male companions who are at least 10 years younger and often half their age.
It isa slang term for a woman's dating life and, more specifically, the age of the partner she seeks.
However, there are two conflicting definitions of a puma (as the term refers to women) and the word appears to have different meanings in the US and the UK as it continues to change and evolve over time.
First off-this is the definition of a cougar An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man.
The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. .....................................are looking for a Sabertooth A sabertooth is a woman that is the older version of the cougar. I have a vision of Fred Flintstone putting the cat out for the night & the cat jumps back in.