Instead it’s a jocular reaffirmation of man’s traditional role as father-figure and provider of material wealth (and woman’s role as recipient).
Around about the same time cougardom exploded into the mainstream, social scientists became increasingly immersed in researching age-dissimilar couples where the woman is the older party.
Their findings revealed that whilst both partners were content with their relationship, they still worried about how others judged them.
Also, women expressed concern over the prospect of ageing and whether it would affect their partner’s attraction to them.
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There’s been an enormous amount of media coverage centred on older women dating younger men over the last decade.
Why is it still such a sensational topic and what are the perks (and pitfalls) of entering into partnership where age knows no bounds?
It’s been eight years since Newsweek famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.
On the other hand, the aptly-named Cougar Town bolsters a smuttier stereotype.
Commenting on the programme’s host - Courtney Cox - San Francisco journalist Jane Ganahl wrote that the producers did a great job of converting the former Friends star into “a hapless, sex-obsessed divorcee who seems to be a mash-up of Mrs. Off screen, the frenzy that surrounded Demi Moore’s marriage to Ashton Kutcher, not forgetting the widely reported liaisons of stars such as Madonna, Mariah Carey and Sandra Bullock, allegedly serve as further evidence.
If you’re struggling for ideas, there’s a slew of blogs and websites that testify to the plus sides for both women and men.
For Marine, one of the biggest draws has a lot to do with compatibility.
“When an older woman looks for a younger partner, she’s probably quite comfortable with her sexuality,” she explains, “it’s likely that she’s already been married or had children.