With less than 2 years age difference between herself and her recent younger ex-boyfriend, Chelsea Citro, a student at Syracuse University (SU), still considers herself a bit of a cougar.
“A college cougar is a girl who dates a guy who is not in college yet,” Chelsea says.
While Chelsea was a freshman in college, her boyfriend at the time was a senior in high school.
Regardless of which type of kitty a woman may be, Barkley says any woman with the right attitude can be a cougar.
“A woman who is well defined, strong, flexible, confident and goes after what she wants but can still remain a lady, is worthy of the cougar name,” Barkley said.