A Roaring Good Time: The First Annual Cougars Convention

I normally find conventions kind of creepy and cult-like, but this one actually sounds amazing: The National Single Cougars Convention for Young Men & Older Women in Silicon Valley. I’m not sure at what age you become a legitimate cougar, but I do know that the second I turned 30, much younger boys were popping out of bars and subway cars, falling over themselves to get a whiff of me. Well…I may be exaggerating, but this is my fantasy, so please don’t interrupt. But seriously, there’s something appealing about a younger guy who is still un-jaded about dating and who is still willing to take risks. That’s why I am seriously considering this convention. In my fantasy, all the gorgeous successful thirty- and forty-somethings will wear ball gowns, while dashing young twenty-something men carry our champagne glasses and feed us grapes. I like it. After the jump, the details. Save the Date!

Date: Friday, August 28

Location: Dinah’s Garden Hotel in Palo Alto, California

Cost: $15

Attire: Coat & Tie / Dressy


  • 7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers from Trader Vic’s, as long as they last.
  • 8 p.m. Keynote address with author Francesca Gentille and Tahil Gesyuk, her romantic partner, who is 14 years younger.
  • 9 p.m. to midnight. The Cougar Ball, featuring dancing to your favorite hits. At approximately 11 p.m., one cougar at the convention will be crowned Miss Cougar America and receive prizes, including her choice of the upcoming Singles Halloween Cruise or the Spring Baja Cruise, courtesy of The Singles Travel Company, plus a Cougar Kit from Cardeaux Cosmetics, valued at over $100. To be eligible to win, the lucky cougar must be present at the convention, legally single and at least 40 years of age.

OK, who’s in? [Goldstar]