A woman aged 35 and up who can compete with younger women for the younger man. She is a woman who ATTRACTS younger men. A cougar is independent, well groomed, and sophisticated with a body that competes with a 24 year old. She is fit and leads an active life. She does not "prey" on younger men, and she does not have to be single. A cougar is not a MILF. A cougar is graceful, and aging more slowly than other women their age.