But before becoming too judgmental, let's look at the biological facts.
The male of the species hits his sexual prime in his late teens, a woman in her late forties. I mean, 19 goes into 50 a hell of a lot more than 50 goes into nineteen.
A toy boy's vocabulary may be small, but who cares, when he ends every sentence with a proposition?
I once dated a boy ten years younger than me and only lab rabbits had more sex than us. We did it while listening to music – but in the back row of the concert stadium. And once a woman has endured the indignity of the birthing ward, what could ever embarrass her again? They worry about breast size, body shape, cellulite, weight – they order one crouton for lunch and then share it.
But the statistical evidence of older women running off with younger men is on a sky-rocket trajectory.
As Madonna, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mariah Carey, Demi Moore and cougar co have discovered, a younger man with an older woman makes sense. (Just think of yourself as "a Petrus '82", girls.) Younger men also find it refreshing to be with a woman who doesn't see alcohol as a major food group, consider hitchhiking a means of transport or wear a t-shirt proclaiming her philosophical beliefs.
Andrea, Nadia, Jane and Stacey will be giving their verdict today.
The users of the secret-sharing app, Whisper, have revealed their own experiences of being a cougar; recounting both the threat - or reality - of being dumped, and the joys of feeling sexy and 'in control'.'My cub left me...
I feel so Demi Moore,' a woman posted, in reference to Ms Moore's doomed relationship with fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, who was 15 years her junior when their eight-year relationship crumbled in 2011.
A spate of American sit coms and movies are about to prowl onto our screens, documenting the mating habits of this predatory species.
The tube announcement, "Mind the Gap", is about to take on a whole new meaning.