The winner receives a free "Cougar" cruise leaving Miami for the Bahamas on December 6.To be eligible to win, the woman must be over 35 and be "legally single"."Every cub in the room has one vote," Gosse says, referring to the younger men."The middle-aged men are not interested in the middle-aged women. "So it's just a marketing thing."He notes that in the United Kingdom, "cubs" are called "toy boys".And he says that the cougar conventions he's held in several cities before—including New York, Chicago, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Palo Alto, and Toronto—have attracted huge crowds.from the Marin County Fair, the San Francisco-area dating consultant, entrepreneur, and author recalls attending a Unitarian Church singles group in his late 20s.He explains that a few women were in their 30s, but most were in their 40s and 50s."So I was dating nothing but cougars, nonstop," Gosse says.The thought of my young son coming home in his twenties with a fortysomething-year-old kept me true to my promise.
I have one criterion first and foremost: He has to be a nice person. Fifteen years ago, I was running an ad agency, and we were asked to pitch for an online dating site.To prepare, all of us on the team had to create a profile.When we met, I was twenty-nine and he was twenty-two, but he looked much older (at least, that’s what I told myself). All I needed to do was gradually date men who were aging out of their twenties and into their thirties.RELATED: The Mind-Blowing Joy of Tantric Sex It seemed easy, at first.“All the guys were in the bar alone.” The Singles Travel Company LLC held the first International Cougar Cruise in 2009, 42 years after Dustin Hoffman was seduced by Mrs.Robinson in “The Graduate,” and four years after Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher got married.As a result, my so-called casual relationships go on a lot longer than most people’s so-called committed ones.I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.The cruise brought together cougars (women in their early 40s and 50s who like to date men younger than themselves) and cubs (young men, usually in their late 20s and early 30s, who do the opposite).Since that time, the company has offered five more cruises (most recently in December) ranging from three to five nights in locations including Mexico and the Mediterranean.