My definition of a cougar is a woman in her 40’s who dates men in their 20’s. Are there 50 and 60+ year old cougars? Possibly. Unlike the sugarmama, the relationship of a cougar is mostly sex-based with no cash reward. This woman has raised her kids, been married once or twice, and just wants to have fun…no strings attached. There is no term for this type of relationship in the reverse – a man in his 40’s dating a woman in her 20’s with no cash rewards – it doesn’t exist. Men usually have to pay their way into the bedrooms (sometimes) of a younger woman. But, when we think of the sugardaddy/sugarbaby relationship it’s like ewwwww….I guess because it’s legal prostitution. Whereas cougars have been receiving more kudos as of late instead of the previous “what-the-hell-are-you-thinking?”.
I think I could do the cougar thing if I’m single in my 40’s 😉