If you’re kind of on the fence about this, then maybe you’re not someone who’s looking to be part of it, and you should just go on another service. You don’t wake up one day and say “I’m a cougar.” It’s something you’ve done your whole life — just the kind of men you seek out and who seek you out, and it works out for you…
And it’s not like the website is super public and everyone’s going to know that you’ve just embraced this term.
You must have come across some of them — To be honest, I haven’t had any negative response at all,.
And I have quite a few cougar girlfriends who are on Cougar Life who are now successfully dating cubs, so to speak. I started Cougar Life because I had so many friends in their 30s say to me, “Where are you finding all these loving amazing relationships with these amazing guys? Because I’m revamping the word, I think people are embracing it. Don’t get so upset by it, everything in the world has labels on it, why not make it light, make it fun, make it something we can be cute about instead of being so serious?
It had to happen: now there’s a cougar dating site.
Cougar Life is for “Women in their PRIME: independent, sexy and wildly successfull” who “enjoy men that are youthful” — and, of course, for those youthful men who like the idea.
Identifying a Cougar Attracting an Older Woman Community Q&A “Cougars” are popularly defined as women in their 40s (or older) who date significantly younger men, generally at a 10-year age gap or more.
Pop culture paints the cougar as predatory and pathetically desperate, but women have recently begun fighting the stereotype: real cougars, they argue, are confident, successful, single women over the age of 40, who — tired of unromantic and narrow-minded men their own age — date younger, more active and more adventurous men.
Ashley Madison is at the forefront of global conversations about modern relationships, dating, and sexuality.I think we were all like, this is hypocritical — We’re still testing everything out and seeing what people want and we get tons of emails. We’re expanding to Europe, and as we go we’re gonna make the changes for the better as people request. It’s 52 percent cubs — ] I don’t think my boyfriend would appreciate being called a boytoy.It’s free to join — sites don’t usually offer that — and once you start speaking to other members it’s a month, But if one of you is activated, and you want to speak to some who’s not, you can still conversate back and forth.There used to be a stigma on dating online in general — times have changed. I think people have come to terms with dating online, and for single moms or women who are tired of the bars, they have the security of being behind the screen and being able to pick and choose who they want to go out with.I don’t think it’s a “beef.” I think we were just confused that they green-lit the entire campaign, and we worked on it through the entire process right up to the 11th hour, when they said they had no problem with the commercial, but they couldn’t support the web site due to their affiliation with Disney.Some are looking for friendship, some for meaningful relationships, and some people are just looking have fun. There’s no “oh, there has to be a 10 year or a 14 year difference” — even if people who meet on the site are just one or two years apart, or the same age, it’s all about connecting people.The description of a cougar is someone who’s extremely self-confident and knows what they want.We were naturally curious, and questioned Opdenkelder about the service, the way people use the word “cougar,” and how she hopes to change that.We’re trying to reinvent it, revamp it if you will, and make it an easier term to embrace than what the old-school term used to mean. — they had the connotation that it was older women in their 80s trawling the bars.It’s the brainchild of Claudia Opdenkelder, 39 years old (she told us, we didn’t ask), who also runs Canadian promo firm Professional Promotions, has modeled, and as a devoted dater of younger men (she was once connected with a Backstreet Boy) won a Ms.Cougar radio competition in 2006, which got her thinking about starting this unique service.