And before you rag on me about my comment about divorced men, keep in mind that the same thing can be said about older, unattached women like me and I don't necessarily disagree. Case in point, read Joe's comment as to why some older men date age-inappropriate younger women.
Anyhow, what is a cougar, you ask? Well, the primary definition would be:
In the 80's, it included:
But I'm talking about:
For you young'uns:
And if you want "cougar" described in modern terms, Urban Dictionary provides "colorful" definitions.
According to Digital City:
The cougar's diet consists of two main staples: fine food and younger men. After having lived a little longer and being pretty prosperous, they have the money to spend on the finer things in life.
For this reason, you'll find these ladies dining at hip and/or high-end establishments where they can brandish their American Express cards while paying for caviar and lobster. Of course, she'll often be accompanied by an attractive younger man.
Hmmmm.... okay. I've definitely lived a little longer. But I'm definitely not "pretty prosperous". After all, I have shloads of debt and I definitely don't have money to blow right now.
Digital City also claims:
Once the predator has caught her prey, she will treat him to many of the finer things that she herself has been enjoying.
Hmmmm... I can barely afford the finer things in life for myself now, much less my "prey".
I guess this gives me new motivation to become financially responsible and independent. I'm not seeking financial security for myself. Oh, no. It's so I can find validation of my self-worth through a cougar-prey! Yes, yes. That will be my new goal in life - - to become a financially responsible cougar.