I get a lot of news releases. Most of them deal with aviation, but sometimes, they stray into the realm of travel. Actually pretty regularly. Today, there was this …
Connections will go from online to real time over the Fourth of July weekend during a Bahamian cruise, sponsored by CougarsandCo.com, a social networking site geared to bringing together younger men and the older women they seek to date. The three-day, four-night cruise is the first of many travel excursions planned to encourage CourgarsandCo.com current and future members to take the plunge and meet face to face.
The photo is courtesy of the news release.
Now, I’m a happily married guy, and WAY too old to be attractive to a cougar, so I don’t really have a dog in this fight. But what if the tables were turned? See, an attractive older woman who goes after a younger guy is called a cougar. A guy in his 50’s who goes after a woman 20 or 30 years younger is called … well … a dirty old man.
Not that there’s anything wrong with a cougar cruise. But if a website where older men tried to hook up with younger women on a sun-drenched three-day jaunt to the Bahamas … well people would probably just say it was creepy.
But it is a sign of the times. Everyone knows what the cougar cruise is about, and it’s not about “Love”. Probably something that every unmarried person hopes would happen on a cruise, but this is pretty much right out there.
So, if you were an eligible cougar, or ‘cub’, as the younger men are apparently called, would you go on a cougar cruise? Something tells me most of the women probably look more like the “cougars” on SNL than Kim Cattrall. It’s like most of the people who would actually go to a nude beach are not the people you’d really want to see naked. And the few hotties who do make the cruise will be swarmed, not to mention the competition for the better-looking cubs on the cruise. Most of the guys will likely be as lonely as they would be at the cougar bars they frequent …
Meanwhile, I’d like to be able to afford a cruise at all. I’d wave at the cruise ship on my way to Abaco to dive with Brendal.