The Cougar - Netflix

The Cougar is an American reality television series where an older woman (aka cougar) chooses a boyfriend from a group of twenty younger men. The series premiered on TV Land on April 15, 2009, and is hosted by TV actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox. Over eight weekly hour-long episodes, the young men (all in their 20's) compete for a chance to have a long term relationship with Stacey Anderson, a 40-year-old real estate agent and divorced mother of four from Arizona. The show is very similar in format to The Bachelorette, except that instead of using roses to determine who stays and who goes, the Cougar uses the "Kiss Off". During the Kiss Off, each contestant gives the Cougar a kiss and if she kisses on the lips, the contestant stays, but if she gives her cheek, the contestant is out.

The Cougar - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-04-15

The Cougar - Cougar (slang) - Netflix

Cougar is slang for a woman who seeks sexual activity with significantly younger men.

The Cougar - Terminology and age - Netflix

The origin of the word cougar as a slang term is debated, but it is thought to have originated in Western Canada and first appeared in print on the Canadian dating website Cougardate.com. It has also been stated to have “originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a put-down for older women who would go to bars and go home with whomever was left at the end of the night”. The term has been variously applied to women who pursue sexual relations with men more than eight years younger than they are, and to women over the age of 50 who aggressively pursue sexual relations with men in their 20s or 30s. However, the term can also refer to any female who has a male partner much younger than herself, regardless of age or age difference.

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