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“I met a young man my first night on the cruise,” said Manderino, 47, an artist who had previously been married to a man seven years her junior. “By night three all the cougars were in bed early, after two nights of partying,” she said.
“All the guys were in the bar alone.” The Singles Travel Company LLC held the first International Cougar Cruise in 2009, 42 years after Dustin Hoffman was seduced by Mrs.
She described a ship full of hookups, without much romance.
“I think the women were looking more for a relationship, while the guys were looking for what guys typically look for,” she said.
Thomas, the director of Single Travel Company, said she is unsure if the cougar cruise has resulted in any marriages.
“There are some romances that develop, but we haven’t followed [up] on any,” said Thomas.
Several months later, she ended up with a marriage proposal. She described the experience like that of any other event or vacation for singles, with one major exception.Since that time, the company has offered five more cruises (most recently in December) ranging from three to five nights in locations including Mexico and the Mediterranean.The company is working to book a seventh, expecting 60 to 80 attendees to come on board.It was all stuff I had done 30 years ago.” Post-Ship Relationships Not every woman walks away from the cougar cruise with a marriage proposal, like Manderino.Lee said she didn’t meet a special someone on the cruise and only kept in touch with one male friend from the trip.