With less than 2 years age difference between herself and her recent younger ex-boyfriend, Chelsea Citro, a student at Syracuse University (SU), still considers herself a bit of a cougar.
“A college cougar is a girl who dates a guy who is not in college yet,” Chelsea says.
Regardless of which type of kitty a woman may be, Barkley says any woman with the right attitude can be a cougar.
“A woman who is well defined, strong, flexible, confident and goes after what she wants but can still remain a lady, is worthy of the cougar name,” Barkley said.
Celebrities like Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Ivana Trump, and Linda Hogan all have had significant others more than 10 years their junior.
In 2006, a team of sociologists at the University of Maine decided to investigate the reality of older women married to younger men.Eight married couples were interviewed where the wife was between 10- and 17-years older than her husband.The results were interesting: while both partners were content with their relationship, they worried about being judged by others.It’s extremely individual on which men are mature enough to handle dating an older woman, and which are not, according to Dallisa Hocking, founder of Frog Kisser.“With individuals maturing differently and at various times, I believe that a numerical age shouldn't have much weight when finding a lasting relationship.