i think some people think they still look fabulous. it took so much convincing of my mom that she could look so hot. she didn't want to wear bootleg/straight pants because she didn't want to look like she was trying to be too young. she didn't want to dress too young in general. but i showed her that as long as she kept herself more or less covered up she wouldn't look like a cougar. mind you she didn't have crazy roots hair etc she just dressed kinda boring.