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"When it becomes celebrity driven, it becomes acceptable to everybody. They're very successful, very independent and sophisticated." The cougar-cub relationship is a perfect fit for all kinds of couples."I do sometimes compare us to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher because they're so successful in their relationship," said 34-year-old Stefanie Schwartz, who is engaged to 24-year-old Matt Cavender.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, very much in control of her life. She says one of the great things about dating a younger man is that she is forced to keep up with women his age and, therefore, stays in good shape."When I first brought him over to my girlfriends house, she said, 'Oh, you've lost so much weight!The term "urban cougar" was first used in the States to describe older women who aggressively date - or prey on, as the lingo goes - younger men.Later this year the film Cougar Club -starring Faye Dunaway and Carrie Fisher - is released in the UK.
For the record, though, I won't go out with anyone under 25."Her children, who are 19 and 15, must be relieved.
A first date is planned at the famous Oxo Tower in London. But the smile on her face suggests that the evening may not end with a polite coffee.
The fact that this young man is young enough to be her son might be a little unseemly to some, but full-time mum Loraine insists he "just" falls within her rather precise dating parameters.
Loraine Wapshott spied a rather attractive young man at a wedding last week.
They flirted outrageously and she gave him her number.