Older men dating young girls
We were in hysterics as they looked like they were barely past puberty."In the weeks and months to come, Karin and her copious friends won't just be described as "sexy older women" in the pubs and nightclubs they frequent.
Scroll down for more..."He's 25, which is just about fine.Once she gets older and gets age spots, she becomes a leopard," says one online poster, in a less-thanflattering description.Another retorts angrily that a cougar is simply a woman who is doing what men have done through history - going for a mate she finds mostattractive, regardless of age or convention."A cougar is a woman of any age over 40 who is extremely attractive,intelligent, independent financially, has a powerful career and knows what she wants and, therefore, allows herself the freedom to seek out or accept offers from younger men," it reads.Whether they will be flattered or disgusted by the term is another matter, though.Quite what constitutes a cougar is the matter of much debate.He knows I'm 48 and that doesn't seem to be a problem with him.
For the record, though, I won't go out with anyone under 25."Her children, who are 19 and 15, must be relieved.
They go out to bars and enjoy themselves, and in certain obvious areas it works extremely well.
"It all started when I used to go to bars on the King's Road in Chelsea in London, and I noticed that I was always being chatted up by younger men. "I remember I was once asked out by a Swedish investment banker who was 30.
With three failed marriages behind her - two to men older than herself, her third to an investment banker only six years younger - she is pretty upfront about her new strategy.
"Now I am free to choose what works for me and I find things easier and lots more fun with younger men.
Specialist dating websites have sprung up to satisfy the new demand - but even those who post on them can't agree whether cougars are to be applauded or abhorred.