Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Based on a conversation with a friend, I put this forth to my readers. The term cougar is used frequently (but not really justly, some taking offence) to describe an older woman who preys on younger guys, either in a dating or casual way. Some signs of cougar-ness include mom's wearing their daughter's clothes, and 40 -year olds wearing clubwear to work.

But to the question: in the interest of gender equality, what name do you have for the male equivalent of a cougar? The old mid-life crisis kicks in and you go trolling for 20 year olds.

We're going with the age old formula to determine age appropriateness: (Your Age/2 +7).

This ties in to the game I play at bars and restaurants called "Date or Daughter", as in "is that his date or his daughter?" If you're participating in this game, you might be a male cougar.

A friend suggested "Jackal", but I'd pick "Puma" or "Panther" just to keep it in the cat family.

Creepy old dude is applicable.

Answering "what do you call a guy who tries to pick up significantly younger women?" with "Jason" is not accepted.
  • a "Liger"... a liger crosses the species boundry as much as a sleezy old man crosses the age boundry.
  • Provided by an anonymous source: '"my boss"but that's not really the answer your looking for'
  • I'd go with Coyote - cause most of the time they are out for themselves with little care to the rest of the world, oh and they're dumb to - picture "wile E Coyote"
Thoughts?
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11 comments:

blue haired girl said...

Oh, Jason's dating woes...

the2scoops said...

ha.ha.

That's cold blue-haired girl. Just cold. ;)

And the latest suggestion? Man-ther.

Just going out of my way to find some gender equality. The discussion came about when we discussed how some derogatory feminine words don't really have an equal male counterpart.

Specifically, there is no male equivalent for that worst thing possible you can call a woman (a term usually thrown about in British gangster films); but i figured there had to be one for "cougar".

Rebecca said...

What about "pervert"?

brokenengine said...

I like Man-ther. It's very "now".

And hey! An older guy looking to date younger women Wiley Coyote dumb? Sounds pretty smart to me. Peter Coyote dumb, maybe.

As for the pervert comment, we'll see what she says when she's in her 30's.

the2scoops said...

I'm not sure if I'd classify a male cougar as "pervert", because I don't classify female cougars as "perverts". It can be creepy, inappropriate, or icky, but I wouldn't call it a perversion. Furries - now that's a perversion...

brokenengine said...

You don't enjoy the smell of a freshly soiled animal costume? Whats wrong with you?!

Ok, I just threw up in my mouth a little...

Nikita said...

Wow... a furries comment twice in one day by two completely seperate people. Now THAT is creepy.

the2scoops said...

Likely we both saw the same episode of CSI, or in my case read the GQ article that eventually led to that CSI episode.

brokenengine said...

That would be CSI. Only 'metros' like you read GQ. ;)

Rebecca said...

brokenengine: Dude, I AM in my 30's :)

Whenever I hear "older man, younger woman" I keep seeing the scenario that took place in the various bars we went to in Halifax when I lived there - men my father's age hitting on women my age or much younger (this was a few years ago). Not so much "sexy" as "creepy"

Saultra said...

How about "panther daddy"?