Elite Singles separates the fact from the fiction and gives you the lowdown on older women dating younger men.
It’s been nine years since Newsweek famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.
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Without getting too entangled in semantics, Elite Singles resident psychologist, Salama Marine, is quick to discuss this point.
“Prejudices have a tendency to stick, even if society is changing,” she says, “calling an older woman a cougar isn’t meaningless, it’s a way of defining her as a predator who’s only interested in hunting down younger prey.” Despite some of this negativity, the reality of older women dating younger men is actually long-term stability according to recent studies.
But ever since the 1967 film The Graduate solidified it as the ultimate fantasy for young men and countless parodies have followed in its wake.
Off-screen, these relationships have flourished: The very word ‘cougar’ is most certainly moot.
sometimes so subtle that older guys miss them entirely.
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Indeed, shows like Sex in the City paint a more sophisticated picture of a mature woman’s sexuality.
Whereas sitcoms like Cougar Town had a less than a mature approach to these relationships.
Older women dating younger men is far more common than previously thought, in a recent study by Mc Gill University it was found that approximately 13 percent of sexually active women between 35 and 44 have slept with a man at least 5 years their junior.