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School For Aspiring Cougars — Hilarious or Horrifying?

Mark your calendars, cougar-wannabes! November 6 is your big day. Before the California Cougar Convention takes place at the Beverly Hills Crowne Plaza Hotel, cougar expert Lucia (no last name?) will host a cougar tutorial. The Cougar School must have a very easy learning curve, because this "Queen of the Cougar Jungle" Lucia teaches the class at 6:30 — and then gives the keynote address at 8 p.m.!

I imagine her instruction will go something like this: "Wear sexy clothes, make it known you're sexually available, and go to a bar where cubs are." I mean — could it be any more difficult than that?

What do you think about Cougar School?

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staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
It can be hard to find a decent man at a young age, but having to compete with a bunch of older (and often manipulative) women too, who are being trained in it? Doesn't sound too fair, IMHO. It's like outsourcing dating.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I agree with spacekat as well. I actually see nothing wrong with "cougars" (I hate the term though), but if you have to take a class on being one then you probably shouldn't be one. To me it's something that comes naturally, not something that should be taught.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
There's nothing wrong with an older woman who happens to be dating a younger man... but to seek out that company...? And that title? As if the only men you could possibly identify with are 20-somethings? I think there's something more to it than just feeling attracted to young guys, like seeking attention and validation, not a relationship.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
how humiliating...if a woman wants to date a younger guy i could not care less. if a woman is trying to be a "cougar", i find that disgusting. i believe a course in cougarism falls under the latter.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
This is silly. There is really no need for there to be a class on bedding younger men. They will have sex with an older woman because chances are she's not looking for or expecting a relationship. She's just out for sex and (most) guys in their 20's are just fine with that. I do find the term offensive and I agree with Vsugar.
almost-famous almost-famous 7 years
If you need schooling to learn to attract 20 and 30 year old D*cks then you don't need to be a cougar. As everyone knows 20 year old men give it to any
Vsugar Vsugar 7 years
Do any of the rest of you find the term "cougar" kind of offensive? I am really turned off by it. I don't know why older men who date younger women get the nice, fun moniker "playboy", while older women who date younger men get tagged with the name of a dangerous predator. The suggestion that it is a predatory stance - 'hunting' young meat - I don't know, it just really makes my skin crawl...
PhillyEagles1 PhillyEagles1 7 years
I don't know which is worse, that something like this actually exists or that people pay to go (or not pay to go)
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i also agree with skg...and i was going to say, the main point of being a cougar is "be old, be hot, prey on young men" - this "course" isn't rocket science!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
agree entirely on both point 1 and 2 SKG!
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