Will somebody please help me?
Even though some find the word cougar acceptable, I can't stand it!
We need to come up with a better word to describe a woman who chooses to play/date/carouse/befriend a younger man!
Don't misunderstand me — it's not that I am not a fan of this new sport. Seriously, if some young handsome guy thinks I'm hot and fabulous who am I to deter him?
Besides, divorced women in search of relationships often find that there are just more younger men swimming in the available love pool and in better swim trunks.
And quite frankly, the older guys who are chasing after centerfolds leave us no choice.
The word "cougar" just makes it sound like older women are pouncing on innocent young men, when truthfully we are "treating them" to the experience of wisdom and an occasional expensive dinner. Neither side in this romantic pairing initially embarks innocently and without agenda. Both find it curious.
Often it really does work.
Twice recently I was called a cougar — after being spotted amusing myself with a specimen a decade behind me. In both instances, to the surprise of the two people who thought they were giving me a compliment, I reacted with my usual, "I hate that word."
Personally I think the word is obnoxious, derogatory, and sounds almost sleezy. It makes me feel almost as uncomfortable as when I hear the word used for female private parts.
Could the same "naming" idiot be responsible?
Help me here. I'm all ears for a new word.
The new word is.....?????