As a matchmaker, I hate the word cougar. Yet being a cougar is fast becoming the new trend that sets women back in the dating world. A lot of women think it’s cool to be a cougar. No, trust me you don’t want to be one. Women come to matchmakers wanting to date their age and younger, thinking something has changed in the dating world now that cougars seem to be recognized.
It’s the same as always though. Male matchmaking clients want to date a few years younger as well so it’s hard to find a match. We simply cannot take a client that has the expectations of dating her own age or younger. They usually can’t find love being a cougar, and it just doesn’t have a great connotation. It sounds like older women are pouncing on innocent young men.