Women Reveal Why They Don’t Mind Being A “Cougar”

We like to think we live in a world where labels don’t matter anymore. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a goth, hippy, nerd, punk, lefty, stoner, jock, freak, loner or loser – we like to think we can look past these labels and see the person beneath.

But the truth is: we can’t. We’re hardwired to assign people labels as it makes us easier to place them into a box. When we can’t figure a person out, we tend to dislike them. As a general rule, humans don’t like unpredictability, so we’ve figured out a way to assign an entire personality to a person by using single words alone.

When we hear the word stoner, we think of a lazy guy sitting on the couch eating Doritos and playing video games. When we hear hippy we might think of free-spirited girl running barefoot around a field. We imagine what these people look like and how they act. We imagine what they might do for a job and the kind of activities they like doing. In short: labels save us time.

So when we hear the word cougar, what pops into our heads? The image of a forty-something stunner, parading around in high heels, a leopard-print dress and an expensive handbag.

Doesn’t sound so bad, right?

While a lot of labels come with negative connotations, there’s nothing negative about the term cougar. In fact, almost everything about it is positive. The word has been criticized by feminists and certain authority figures over the years, but as the category is becoming more popular, more women are realizing it’s a term of endearment.

In fact, a lot of high profile celebrities have spoken of their love of being labelled a cougar. Cougars are the type of women who are having their cake and eating it. A lot of them career-focused, successful women don’t have the time or the desire to date men, so they’re taking their pick from the best men available. Those best men are usually younger guys – they have the stamina, the looks and physique which older men struggle to maintain.

Cougars usually fall into two categories: women who got married early, had kids, then their marriage gradually fell apart. This type of woman now makes up for lost time by sleeping with the guys she missed out on during her twenties and thirties.

Alternatively, the second type of cougar is the aforementioned career woman who never had time to meet her Prince Charming. She was likely too busy focused on creating a better life for herself, and so missed out on dating and hooking up.

Both of these categories of women, as I’m sure you’ll agree, are very attractive. Both types of cougar spent their youth pursuing what was right for them and have since taken the steps to make up for lost time. Cougars are the women who are living their life to absolute maximum. They aren’t sitting around waiting for a miracle to happen. They’re getting out there, meeting guys and having fun. They’re simply cougar dating and enjoying incredible sex with the best possible partners. I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s a lot worse things to be labelled as than a cougar.