Skip Nav
Women
101 Gifts Your Best Friend Will Obsess Over
Women
These 22 Discreet Sex Toys Will Totally Be Your Vibe
Engagement Rings
25 Opal Stone Engagement Rings For Aspiring Unicorn Brides

Miss Puma Contest For Cougars in Training

Miss Puma Contest For Aspiring Cougars

Too young to be a cougar? Too old to be illegal? Well, marketers are carving out a niche for cougars in training, that is women under 40 who like younger men.

There's already a school for aspiring cougars, and now there's a name: pumas. San Francisco will elect its Miss Bay Area Puma on Feb. 18, and I imagine similar contests are being held around the world. All winners will be sent to Jamaica to compete for the title of Miss Puma during International Cougar Week at the end of March.

Who's responsible for all this? It's actually sponsored by the Society of Single Professionals, a nonprofit organization for singles (its website certainly looks nonprofit!), and the Singles Travel Company. Though the cougar trend really only exists in pop culture, they've twisted the cougar-cub phenomena into an empowering movement for women.

ADVERTISEMENT

"Midlife women are victimized by our youth-oriented society," says Rich Gosse, organizer of International Cougar Week. "They are regarded as 'non-sexy.' Supposedly guys are only attracted to nubile 20-year-olds found in the centerfolds of men's magazines. The truth is that there are many millions of men who find older women attractive. We will prove that during International Cougar Week."

Are you convinced?

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
bryseana bryseana 6 years
No offense but I really hate all these stupid names.
Spring Allergy Beauty Tips
Newlyweds Moving In Together
Bikram Yoga Harassment Lawsuit
Bride Arrested After Brawl Breaks Out at Her Wedding
C-Section Recovery
Things You Shouldn't Say to New Moms
Tips For Being Induced Into Labor
Woman Attacks Roommate Over Thin Mints
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit File For Divorce | Video
How to Save Someone Who Is Having a Heart Attack

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds