The rights for the show in the UK were snapped up by E4, the digital channel from Channel 4 and is shown as part of their "No-Brainers" season along with other American reality TV shows like The Simple Life and Beauty and the Geek.But high-profile Hollywood couples like Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (12 years her junior) -- who met and began dating while filming an on-screen romance in the 1988 movie "Bull Durham" -- have proven that life can indeed imitate art when it comes to matters of the heart.Meanwhile, online dating sites like Go urge older women who seek younger men to "get what you want." Such pairings can and do work.*Editor’s note: Names of some of the interviewees have been changed for privacy.The rejected woman would be eliminated; this continued each week until just one remained.For the show's season finale, the final three contestants flew to Philippoussis' hometown of Melbourne, Australia to meet his family.Annette Wheeler* didn’t recall the exact moment she first heard the term “cougar,” but she did remember dashing to her computer to look it up.To her shock and bemusement, there was a new term to describe what she had been doing most of her life — dating younger men.
This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.And the best part is that you can do it easily and effortlessly by being yourself -- and NOT shaping yourself into someone you're not... Here's the hidden key to reeling them in: Younger women want to be enraptured by a man.They may not admit it openly, but they want to be lured, finessed, bewitched, possessed and seduced by a man -- and they don't mind surrendering to his siren maneuverings and be rendered powerless by him.Theirs, however, is a real-life love story of an older woman and younger man -- something that is not so uncommon nowadays.A 2003 study by AARP revealed that 34 percent of all women over 40 in the survey were dating younger men, and 35 percent preferred it to dating older men. Quite frankly, his mother made it so impossible," Winter says of the six-year relationship, which inspired her book.