Today at work we were talking about the dating terms “cougar” and “panther.” Apparently, there is some discrepancy as to the formal use of panther; it can sometimes apply to men, which none of us knew until we turned to the internet experts. Then there’s a puma, which is specifically linked to women age 30-39. So that once you hit 40, you’re a cougar. But only if you go for, according to Wikipedia, “significantly” younger men. It was all very confusing and limiting and demoralizing. I uncomfortably ended the conversation by declaring I was a camel.
Then I decided to beef up my match.com profile with the following:
- I make great scrambled eggs.
- I know just enough Star Wars and Lord of the Rings references to turn on every nerd within a 100-mile radius.
- I’m always one Lifetime movie away from bursting into tears.
- I’m fascinated by beekeeping.
That oughta turn things around pretty quickly.