Cougar guide older women dating younger men valerie gibson

It is supposed to mean an older or mature female who dates younger men.

It took me a while to read all past forums and archived information. I’m hoping someone can answer for me the origin of the slang word ‘cougar’.

I’ve been told the implied use was a Canadian creation in use for at least 20 years. and it is the name of a recent television reality show. Ulli Most of its popularity stems from a 2001 book by Valerie Gibson, called Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men.

However, I can’t find any information that confirms that. This is the sort of book you buy as a joke for your newly single women friends, but one that they will read with interest when no one else is around.

When seeking the origin of terms, lexicographers look for printed evidence.

In hunting cougars – the term, not the women or the wild cats – I found a March 3, 2001, article in the Globe and Mail of Toronto which credits “cougar” to a Canadian website called Cougardate.com, which the story says was started in 1999.

So, 1999 is the earliest probable date we have for the term and it’s fairly reliable. The information you provided has been extremely helpful. Ulli I’ve been helping an ESPN reporter with this very question for a few days, so I can report that 1999 is a solid date--there is additional evidence to endorse it--and that anecodotal evidence has been collected from Canadians who were young and widely dispersed in Western Canada in the early 1990s that strongly supports its use then. I appreciate any information I can find on that topic.

There are still numerous leads that have yet to bear any fruit, though, so we may learn more later. I’m interested in phrases, idioms, metaphors, proverbs, etc., that involve animals.

Call it a fascination, I want to know how many of the idioms are scientifically (realistically) valid, based on each animal’s known behavior, husbandry, history, and association with the human species.

I’m a volunteer with the Oregon Humane Society’s Technical Animal Rescue Team (Portland, Oregon USA.) When I’m not training to rappel down the sides of cliffs rescuing man’s clumsy best friend, I teach school children about animal adaptations and proper pet care.

The etymology of animal related words is a great teaching tool, and the children gain a larger vocabulary!

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For clarification, as well as an argument to embrace the term, we can turn to Valerie Gibson. Gibson, who was the sex columnist for the Toronto Sun for more than two decades, claims she brought the term to America with her 2001 book Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men. The word was a derogatory. 
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Sep 26, 2009. Author Valerie Gibson, who has written a book called Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men, has defended the term as an example of liberation "A cougar is the new breed of single, older woman – confident, sophisticated, desirable, and sexy. She knows exactly what she wants. What she. 
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Jul 12, 2013. At the 2010 convention in Toronto, the keynote speaker was Valerie Gibson, author of Cougar A Guide For Older Women Dating Younger Men. "She's the one who popularized the word around the world," Gosse says. There's a serious message behind Gosse's promotion of cougar dating. He says the law. 
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May 22, 2011. In the decade since Valerie Gibson published "Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men," the very notion of older women dating younger men has gained acceptance in popular culture, in part, due to the emergence of high-profile women — such as Demi Moore, Katie Couric, and the fictional. 
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Dec 10, 2009. According to Valerie Gibson, author of 'Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men', a cougar is the 'new breed of single, older woman - confident, sophisticated, desirable, and sexy. She knows exactly what she wants. What she doesn't want is children, cohabitation, or commitment.'. 
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Beth Montemurro According to lexicographer Grant Barrett, the term first became popular in North America in 2001 after Valerie Gibson published her best-selling book Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men. However, Barrett traces the word's origin to 1999 when a dating website designed to match older. 
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Jan 2, 2010. This story was prompted by the introduction of Canadian dating website. The author of the story, Toronto Sun columnist Valerie Gibson, went on to publish Cougar A guide for older women dating younger men in 2002. In the book, Gibson discussed her many relationships with men 10 to. 
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Apr 5, 2007. "When it becomes celebrity driven, it becomes acceptable to everybody. They say, 'Well, if they do then it's OK," Canadian author Valerie Gibson who wrote the book "Cougar A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men." "A cougar is a very sophisticated, a very attractive, a very sensually-aware woman. 
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