Let’s face it… we may love MILFs, but cougars, in all their wrinkled, spandex-wearing, long-nailed glory, are hot right now.
And with a couple of new shows hitting the airwaves – a reality dating show, “The Cougar,” and one with Courtney Cox called, “Cougartown” – and celebrity cougars like Demi Moore, Halle Berry and Madonna, showing up in the tabloids with (much) younger men, SpeedDate.com decided it was time to ask guys if they would ever really consider dating a cougar.
And here’s what they said:
After asking nearly 3,000 of their members, only 27 percent said they have had a relationship with a cougar. (While 35 percent of the women polled said they have been involved with younger men. So some of these guys are getting around…)
Of those who had not enjoyed the experience of an experienced woman, they found that only a little more than half the guys, 56 percent, actually wanted to test the theory that older grapes make sweeter wine. (While only 43% of women surveyed wanted to give them the chance.)
Of those that have taken the ride to Cougartown, a full third (33%), prefer to date older, versus younger, women. (I’m guessing they’d rather be the “trainee”, not the “trainer”.) And nearly a quarter (23%) of the women prefer the company of a younger man. (No bad habits yet.)
What did the respondents think was an acceptable age gap between a cougar and her prey… I mean date?
45% felt 5 years was plenty big enough, while 38% said 5 – 10 years was the limit. The other 17 percent? They don’t care if she drops him off at class before heading to Bingo.