Hollywood celebrity Jennifer Aniston has long been associated with the term due to her relationships with younger men such as John Mayer (9 years younger) and her widely publicized starring role in the as-yet-to-be-made film "Pumas" which centers on two thirtysomething women who make a habit of romancing younger men.
Demi Moore, in an interview with W magazine in March 2010 (at age 47), expressed her displeasure with the cougar label and said, "I'd prefer to be called a puma," referring to her (now defunct) marriage to Ashton Kutcher who is 16 years younger than Moore.
Despite Moore's attempt to use the terms interchangeably, a puma is widely regarded as a woman under 40 who prefers younger men while the cougar label is applied to women in their 40s and 50s who seek out younger male companions who are at least 10 years younger and often half their age.
Being a cougar is all about the attitude -- if you own it, then no one will judge you and you'll be on your way to having a sexual Renaissance. Robinson or Miranda from Sex and the City, just follow these steps. How does the definition of a "puma" differ from the more widely known "cougar"? It isa slang term for a woman's dating life and, more specifically, the age of the partner she seeks.