Although the US-based magazine reasoned that the cougar-craze was a fad destined for cultural oblivion, the article offered up an intriguing explanation for the newfound popularity of older woman/younger man relationships.
Having always been attracted to younger men, Toyboy Warehouse founder Julia Macmillian realised there were no dating agencies specifically tailored to finding the younger men she desired.
Speaking with many other women and men Julia quickly discovered that although often only discussed behind closed doors, many people were attracted to and intrigued by age-gap relationships.
Relationships that cross generations are no longer a social taboo and couples with substantial age differences are springing up all over the place.
But what can a younger man expect if they do find love with an older woman?
It’s been eight years since Newsweek famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.
The now well-known term wasn’t a reference to the Chinese calendar; rather, it was a bordering-on-crass idiom coined to define 40-plus women with a predilection for younger gentlemen.There’s been an enormous amount of media coverage centred on older women dating younger men over the last decade.However, what’s actually going on underneath the pop-style commentary and tabloid tales of ‘cougars’ and their ‘cubs’?Toyboy Warehouse is the UK’s largest dating site specifically focused on matching gorgeous older women and charming younger men who are looking for love, lust and romance.Established in 2006, Toyboy Warehouse is the original Toyboy & cougar dating site and has remained the UK’s largest and leading site of its kind.“You’re less likely to date a younger guy who’s been divorced, has children or has sexual performance issues.” In 2011, she met Juan Cabrera, now 34, at one of her mixers and soon fell in love. “Millennial men are career-focused and want to travel with successful women and conquer the world together,” says Soletti, who notes she’s seen an uptick in established women signing up specifically to meet younger bucks at her speed-dating events.