They just had no idea what it took to look good at 50.
Most of the misconceptions are based on the idea that cougar and cub relationships are only based on physical attraction and as you’ll notice, many of these misconceptions have to do not only with age, but the appearance of the cougar.
The good news: It's all totally within your reach — hypothetically, that is.
Here are seven steps you'd need to take to get in on the action: Abandon Your Outmoded Standards of Good Taste.
It doesn’t help that women have been wired for centuries to equate their worth with youth and beauty. “It is often the limiting thoughts a woman has absorbed that can create problems for the couple,” says Winter.
“If she is fearful, insecure and doubting her merit, she will never be able to accept that her younger man loves her.” Winter adds that media reports about Demi Moore’s obsession with looking young are “the perfect example of how the ideal of youth and beauty can torture even the most lovely example of a modern-day woman.” The idea that one must maintain an illusion of youth to keep a younger partner is illogical. “It's an up-front buy that he's willing to accept, because he values the totality of who she is and what she brings to his life.” Talk about family planning.