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Figures show the trend has increased in Australia due to an oversupply of single women aged 40 to 54 compared with men in the same age bracket. Having fun Credit: Jacky Ghossein.
There werewomen aged who were not married or in a de facto relationship, representing more than a quarter 27 per cent of that age group, according to the census. The of single men in Cougar speed dating sydney same age range was just , or 24 per cent of that population. In there weresingle women agedrepresenting almost one in five of the age group 19 per cent. One Sydney bar is cashing in on the growing of older single women by hosting a ''Cougar Hunting'' night on Valentine's Day for older female patrons to meet younger men.
Demographer Bernard Salt singled out Elizabeth Bay as a ''hot spot'' for cougars in Sydney, with 68 per cent of women aged living in the suburb identifying as single. Mr Salt said cougars were a product of female empowerment over the past 20 years. Women are taking a leaf out of the men's book and considering partners in the older … and younger demographic.
Cougar hot spots prove happy hunting grounds
The group marketing manager for Keystone Hospitality, Ted Helliar, said the trend had inspired the cougar evening planned for the Sugarmill bar in Kings Cross on February He said many women had already inquired about the event despite it not having been publicised.
Organisers expect to attract up to guests.
Matchmaking service Fast Impressions has been running its Toy Boy speed-dating nights since for men aged and women aged They have become their most successful functions, said event manager Carolyn Clydesdale. It's amazing.
Fashion deer Tali Jatali's last boyfriend was 11 years her junior, but was ''more serious'' than she was. Laetitia Elfassy, a year-old business development manager, also from Bondi, has a pattern of dating younger men. Her boyfriend Pete, who is five years younger, is ''one of the oldest I've been with for a long time'', she said.
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Normal text size Larger text size Very large text size. The so-called cougar phenomenon - older women who seek younger partners - is growing. Dundurrabin 75 Waterloo Tomago Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics. this article.