THE COUGAR RULES
Valerie Gibson, the Godmother of the Cougar Phenomenon worldwide, has these ten rules,
reprinted by permission from her best-selling Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger
Men, Key Porter Books, Toronto: 2001.
1. Feel sexy, be sexy, dress sexy.
2. Ignore anyone who says you shouldn’t.
3. Avoid sex on the first encounter.
4. Well, okay, if you absolutely MUST.
5. Keep control when hunting.
6. Well, up to the third martini anyway.
7. Think short-term, not long-term.
8. Okay, think long-term if the sex is AMAZING.
9. Carry condoms.
10. Use them.
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