Don’t tell Linda Franklin that cougars are dirty old women preying on hot young studs.
The founder of The Real Cougar Woman – and BlogTalkRadio’s newest host – would like to feed that stereotype to the wolves. In its place, she’s got a more civilized, less salacious definition.
“The Real Cougar Woman is smart, stylish, graceful, independent, proud to be over 40 and – yes – sexy,” says Linda, a New York City dweller who formerly ran the all-male trading desk at a leading Wall Street investment bank.
“She knows what she wants and how to get it. She can be married or she can be single. It’s not about the ring on her finger. It’s all about attitude.”
Tomorrow, Nov. 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET, Linda and co-host Bonnie D. Graham – host of Up Close and Personal on Long Island’s WGBB-AM Radio – launch their weekly BlogTalkRadio show, The Real Cougar Woman.
Like Linda’s social movement, the program celebrates Real Cougar Women’s focus on wellness, beauty, relationships, financial freedom and “a mindset that’s programmed for success.”
But before her big debut, she’ll appear on the Today show to discuss a controversial British docu- mentary called Sugar Mummies. Making its U.S. debut Sunday on BBC America, the program poses the question:
Are younger men who marry older women just looking for a temporary sugar mummie – or are they looking for love?