Middle-aged fans hold up “Water for Cougars” signs for Robert Pattinson

By Kim Palacios

hollywoodnews.com: If you watched Robert Pattinson’s appearance last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live, you might have caught a glimpse of a distinctive sign that some audience members held up. As the camera scanned the crowd preceding the second half of Kimmel’s interview of Pattinson, a group of middle-aged women held signs marked “Water for Cougars.”

According to Urban Dictionary, a “cougar” is a “35+ year old female who is on the “hunt” for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male.” This definition conflicts slightly with other popular feline classifications for women with a romantic interest in younger men. “Pumas” are said to be in their 30s, “cougars” in their 40s, “jaguars” in their 50s, and “saber tooths” in their 60s.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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2 Comments

  • April 24, 2011 | Permalink |

    I’m old lady, 54 years old , and my GOD decide to have my soul pair more younger than me . BELIEVE ME WAS VERY HARD FOR ME TO ACCEPT THIS GOD-DECISION!!!!! THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE TO UNDERSTAND THIS SPECIAL CASE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 24, 2011 | Permalink |

    what?

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