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(Young) Men, Start Your Engines: Cougars Are Coming to Convene!

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Attention all young guys who are fond of older ladies: The first-ever California Cougar Convention hits town on November 6th [Press Release]. In addition to the fine assortment of mature women who enjoy the company of younger men, attendees can enjoy dancing, a RapidDating Mixer, a competition for the title of Miss Cougar California, and a keynote address from Lucia "Queen of the Cougar Jungle." For those who are uninitiated in the means and ways of this murky relationship jungle, may we offer these helpful Urban Dictionary entries to serve as tour guides:

An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. Cougars are gaining in popularity -- particularly the true hotties -- as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her shit together.

And:

Noun. A 35+ year old female who is on the "hunt" for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco (or other cities)waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path. "Man is cougar's number one prey"
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And for all you cost-conscious cubs, may we suggest using Goldstar's ticket service to help you score. Er, score half-off the $30 ticket price, that is. We'll leave the actual scoring up to you.