El Paso Ranked #10 ‘Cougar Town’ In the U.S.
Evidently, the Franklin High School Cougars are not the only cougars in town. If you believe the results of an online dating site's recent survey, El Paso is filled with cougars.
No, not the big, wild cat that call our mountains home; the slang term used to describe a middle-aged woman seeking a relationship -- romantic or otherwise -- with a younger man.
Plenty of Fish analyzed the "messaging behaviour" of their female users to "find out where women were actively seeking younger men" and determined that El Paso has the 10th largest population of "cougars" on the prowl.
In fact, Texas cities took 5 of the Top 10 spots, including San Antonio and Houston which came in at #1 and #2.
The hook-up site also surveyed 500 women age 40-60 and found that 65 percent of ladies in that age group have dated a man at least 7 years younger.
As to why they were more attracted to guys several or more years their junior, "13% said there was 'less baggage', 8% noted 'less pressure to settle down' and 24% stated 'other', which included reasons like 'better health and appearance', 'we connected,' and 'a younger man has more energy.'"
Top 10 List Of Cougar Towns
1. San Antonio – Texas
2. Houston – Texas
3. Las Vegas – Nevada
4. Phoenix – Arizona
5. Atlanta – Georgia
6. Jacksonville – Florida
7. Dallas – Texas
8. Fort Worth – Texas
9. Los Angeles – California
10. El Paso – Texas