Today's younger men have had the opportunity to grow up seeing these powerful women – it’s been a more regular part of their experience in everyday life.
Because many women work full-time and raise families it enables men who have grown up with this norm to feel less threatened by female success.
Thinking that there had to be a better way, in 2007 she founded a UK dating website with a deliberately sassy, tongue-in-cheek name -- Toyboy -- where members abide by one simple rule: that women date men at least a year younger, and men date women at least a year older.
Nowhere on the website is the word 'cougar' ever used.
Ever since fortysomething Demi Moore started dating then-twentysomething Ashton Kutcher in 2003, the term "cougar" has grown to become one of the most popular reference points, and punchlines, in popular culture. Meanwhile back in 2003 Cameron Diaz—then 30, earned the cougar label for dating only eight-years-younger Justin Timberlake.
Where Demi is 15 years older than Ashton, her 54-year-old ex Bruce Willis married 30-year-old model Emma Heming and publicized the union with a racy nude photo spread in . After ending his marriage of 29 years, 54-year-old Mel Gibson debuted his 39-year-old girlfriend, which is a relatively minor age difference when it comes to male celeb May-December romances.
Or you’re a young man who feels drawn to older women. Nary a label in sight, though those who date older women are known by the cuddly moniker of "Cubs." The Trouble With Dating An Older Man Well we say enough with the double standard. Thirtysomething women dating younger men get the cougar-in-training label "Puma" but men in their thirties dating younger women?Which was it that caused there to be emotional equity in that relationship?Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate. What do you call the young guys who approach you trying to pick you up in the bar?