A good friend asked me to blog about cougars. She recently returned from a vacation in Lebanon and had met a forty-seven year old woman who had married a much younger man. The cougar/cub phenomenon has been on fire for a while here in the states but I did not know it was a global phenomena. From my friend’s conversation, cougars dating cubs is more natural, and acceptable there. The romance and marriage of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore seemed to be the media flash point here in the US. I think the mind thought now is changing, but initially the media painted cougars as desperate, aging, emotionally bereft, unethical spinsters who didn’t know their place. The May to September, female/male romances generated a whole new theme for TV. There was the 2007 reality elimination show, “Age of Love,” which pitted “cougars” against “kittens” to win the affections and heart of a young tennis star. Another one was hosted by Vivica Fox called “The Cougar.” Ms. Fox spawned a little attention for herself when she dated the much younger rap star Fifty Cents. Anyway that show featured men in their twenties in competition to win a forty year old, one Stacey Anderson. I personally never saw the show – can anyone weigh in?
A current sit-com Cougar Town stars Courtney Cox as a divorcee who tries to add spice to her dating life. Her character has forgivable flaws, and her son at times seems to be the adult, her ex is still very present in her life, she has a crush on the single stud muffin across the street, and her best friend emotionally abuses her hubby. It’s a cute show though some of the characters around her seem more interesting.
Listen (Obama says that often), simply put, women that are single and looking in their gentle middle years are playing a numbers game. She can be gorgeous, fit and youthful, but it doesn’t really matter. Most men are married and settled. The singles of age and eligible are burned up, used up, nary to marry again, or they drift their wood toward more youthful women. Case in point, just watch The Millionaire Matchmaker- the men generally all come in wanting the same thing – a young woman who has the looks and body of a model and a sizable intellect. No disrespect to the models or wanna be’s out there, but as Patty says, “it ain’t gonna happen,” lol. Patty had an episode where a cougar hired her to find a younger man. Patty convinced her to have a date with an attractive older gentleman, but when the cougar actually met face to face with the aging stud, she turned tail and fled leaving behind only a shoe for the spurned Cinderfella. It’s my favorite episode to date.
So I leave you tonight with today’s reality: women forty and older are looking like a million bucks, and have CHOICES! Welcome your thoughts…
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