The Cougar Craze: Reveals How Old is Too Old

Oct 25, 2010, 17:34 ET from

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of the Hollywood "cougar" craze,, a top dating app on Facebook® Platform with over 20 million users, polled singles to find out the importance of age when it comes to dating.

Nearly 1500 singles on the Facebook Page responded in less than one week. Results show:

Men and women feel cougar-pride

  • 85% of men believe it's becoming more socially acceptable to date an older woman; 73% of women would not be offended if they were called a cougar

Lower expectations are more attractive

  • 51% of men would date an older woman because she may expect less than a younger woman who may be looking for marriage

Age doesn't matter

  • 69% of men have dated an older woman; 76% of women have dated a younger man

There's no shame in dating a cougar

  • 67% of men would introduce a woman to their families if she were noticeably older; 73% of women would introduce a man to their parents if he were noticeably younger

Love trumps a decade in age difference

  • 27% of men have dated someone 10-20 years older; 27% of women have dated someone 10-20 years younger

After reviewing the results, Clifford Lerner, CEO of SNAP Interactive, Inc., developer of, said "It seems as though the cougar theory is socially accepted among all ages. Men are proud to date a woman who's significantly older and women don't mind being called cougars. Singles have a hard enough time finding compatible qualities with another person so when they find the right person, they won't let age get in the way." has over 400,000 fans on its Facebook Page and frequently conducts polls to learn about their feelings on dating, relationships, pop culture and more. 

About SNAP Interactive, Inc.

Incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in New York City, SNAP Interactive, Inc. is a leading provider of online dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP has developed two dating applications built on Facebook Platform which have more than 25 million installations on Facebook. SNAP's portfolio also includes an online dating site for singles called that utilizes login with Facebook to share content with their Facebook friends and an iPhone application for mobile dating called 'Are You Interested?' For more information visit

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