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Readers Respond: If a Woman is a Cougar, a Man is a...

Responses: 11


Funny how society is quick to label and stereotype a sexy older woman who's attractive to younger men. We're all familiar with the term 'cougar,' but what do we call a man who pursues women younger than him? Complete the sentence with a term you think would be appropriate. Maybe if enough of us agree on the same name, we can make it stick.


Although I find both scenarios disgusting, if a woman is a Cougar, a man is still a Dirty Old Man.
—Guest MammaBear

What Term Would You Use

If a woman is a cougar, a man is a Chita Quick to bounce on a younger women and it's not even for love for most of them. It is for the title. Older women are sexier more agile than older men. I have been approached by so many older men and they act like predators.
—Guest Nusha


Gray wolf! ............................................................................................
—Guest Manie


Manther a man that dates younger women... Man version of a cougar. Either a Manther or a man cougar!
—Guest Louisa

If a woman is a cougar a man is a

Dribbling dog. Of course I couldn't think of a real equivalent as there isn't one. Men don't tend to be stereo-typed as much as women!!
—Guest Tati


dirty old man IS WHAT i WOULD designate for a man who goes after young women...thus, a woman after young men could be called dirty old ladies!
—Guest Me

Gold Digger

Just like older wealthier men are 'sugar daddies' and the young women who pursue them are Gold Diggers ... So are the young men who pursue older wealthier women
—Guest Annie

Cougars and what?

Dirty old man? Pervert? These are the only two I've heard.

If a woman is a cougar, a man is a...

wolf. (I guess that's a variation on "dog.") I do think it is sexist to only label older women who are with younger men, when no one pays attention to the old man dating a women 30 years younger. How critical would everyone be if a 70 year old woman dated a 40 year old man? People would be critical and disgusted. Yet the reverse happens all the time. It's a total double standard.

Haven't We Always Called Them...

dogs? (Or "old dogs," always chasing young "tail," lol?) I think a term that's equivalent to "cougar" is "silver fox," but I"m not sure. It may not be completely equal because it doesn't have quite the subtle negativity that "cougar" has.
—Guest Elizabeth

If a woman is a cougar....

If a woman is a cougar a man is an hors-d'oeuvre. There, now I need to type so that I can have entered the minimum characters....
—Guest Trinalina

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