Are you a Cyberdating Cougar? : Cyber Dating Expert
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Are You a Cyber Dating Cougar?

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cougarwomanTonight, the new television series Cougar Town, starring Courtney Cox will premiere on ABC Television. As I drove down Sunset Boulevard the past few weeks, I noticed billboards and signs at bus stops in a town that is getting ready for the official arrival of the cougars.

With all of the cougar mania, the online dating industry is also jumping on the bandwagon.There’s even an Internet dating site,?, where they claim the web’s hottest cougars hang out. It’s simple with the age search functionality on most Internet dating sites for one to specifically choose their cougar mate, assuming that one is accurately describing their age in their profile.

Cougar dating has been around for a long time. It is now chic and acceptable for an older woman to be seen out in public and in a romantic relationship with a much younger man.?Think about Ashton and Demi, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield. There’s even a ?California Cougar Convention scheduled for November 6th in Beverly Hills where the first-ever Miss California Cougar will be crowned. Are you ready to sign up?

On a personal note, just about a week ago, a gentleman asked me out on a date who was 25-years younger than me. I was a bit flattered as well as stunned. I asked him if he liked Cougars. After all, it’s the buzz word in the dating world now. He replied that he was accustomed to dating older women, he said. As he is still in his 20s, I had to wonder why? I politely told him I preferred dating men closer in age to myself and wished him the best.

So, I’ll ask you, “Are you a Cyber dating Cougar?” If so, I’d like to hear your stories.

Julie Spira is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. Visit her at


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