Television presenter Caroline Flack at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London on February 25, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
Television presenter Caroline Flack at the BRIT music awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London on February 25, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Why cougars go for younger men

By Daily Mail Time of article published Mar 11, 2019

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LONDON - For celebrities such as Caroline Flack and Kate Beckinsale, being called a “cougar” has become a badge of honour.

Now a scientific study of the phenomenon reveals that older women are having to prowl for toy boys because men their own age are chasing younger lovers.

Middle-aged women also say youthful partners are more enthusiastic and attentive, while men of their own generation are “suspicious” or “judgmental” of women who are confident in bed.

Dr Milaine Alarie of the National Institute of Scientific Research in Montreal, Canada, interviewed 55 “cougars” aged between 30 and 60 and found evidence that younger men prefer assertive and confident partners after having “disappointing experiences with women of their own age”.

She said: “The women described younger men as more attentive to their desires and putting more energy than older men into ensuring women were enjoying themselves. In contrast, very few women talked about men their own age or older as showing the same level of appreciation.  

-Daily Mail

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