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National Single Cougars Convention (first-ever) features Miss Cougar America Contest, August 28, 2009, in Palo Alto, CA

Cougars from throughout America are invited to compete for the title of Miss Cougar America at America's first-ever National Single Cougars Convention, Friday, August 28, 2009, at Dinah's Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA.
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    SAN RAFAEL, CA, July 09, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Cougars from throughout America are invited to compete for the title of Miss Cougar America at America's first-ever National Single Cougars Convention, Friday, August 28, 2009, at Dinah's Garden Hotel, 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA. Cubs (younger men) in attendance will decide who wins the contest. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Francesca Gentille and Tahil Gesyuk, her much younger romantic partner (14 years difference), will deliver the Keynote Address: "Cougar-Luscious: Irresistible Dating & Relating for Older Women and Younger Men." Ms. Gentille is the award winning co-author of The Marriage of Sex & Spirit and popular internet radio host of Sex: Tantra & Kama Sutra. "I find that I am more luscious as I age. In my 30s I was a Health Educator; in my 40's I began to teach and perform Sacred Sensual Dance; now in my 50's, I am launching The Sacred Courtesan School of Feminine Mystique & Power. I receive many more compliments and enticing offers from men today than I ever did in her 20's. My motto is 'The riper the berry, the sweeter the juice'." Francesca Gentille is available to the news media for interviews by calling 510-759-3839. Her website is

Tahil Gesyuk, co-director of The Integrative Arts Institute, became a massage therapist at 14, and a yoga therapist at 17. By the time he was 19 he owned his own center and was studying acupuncture. His first long-term beloved was 35 when he was 18. He has always adored and appreciated older women for their wisdom, power, and passion. "Now In my late 30's," says Mr. Gesyuk, "I am launching Daka University: Empowering Masculine Spirit - Decoding the Female Sex. My motto is 'Life is about growth & discovery at every age'." Mr. Gesyuk is available to the news media for interviews by calling 510-606-9268. His website is Ms. Gentille and Mr. Gesyuk are also available for joint interviews.

The National Single Cougars Convention is based on Valerie Gibson's Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger Men. According to Ms. Gibson, "a cougar is the new breed of single, older woman—confident, sophisticated, desirable, and sexy. She knows exactly what she wants. What she wants is younger men and lots of great sex. What she doesn't want is children, cohabitation, or commitment."

"Age discrimination is perhaps the most pervasive prejudice in American Society," says Rich Gosse, Producer of the convention. "Older women, in particular, are victimized by our youth-oriented society. They are regarded as 'non-sexy'. Supposedly every American male is only attracted to nubile 20 year olds found in the centerfolds of men's magazines. The truth is that there are millions of American men who find older women attractive, and we will prove it at the National Single Cougars Convention!"

Rich Gosse is America's foremost authority on finding a romantic partner. He is the author of eight books on this topic, including You CAN Hurry Love, Singles Guide to America, and A Good Man Is EASY to Find ("This is a great book!" Oprah Winfrey). His entertaining advice has been featured by ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News Live, MSNBC, Oprah, Donahue, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Playboy, Playgirl, The Wall Street Journal, London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, etc. Mr. Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415/479-3800. His website is

The cost is $15/advance (by August 27) or $20/door. Overnight rooms at this boutique hotel are available at an additional cost of $99 per night. Coat & tie/dressy attire are recommended.

The highpoint of the Convention will be the Miss Cougar America Contest. One cougar at the convention will be awarded the title and prizes, which will include her choice of the upcoming Halloween Singles Cruise or the Spring Baja Singles Cruise, courtesy of The winner will be a woman who is present at the Convention, legally single, and at least 40 years of age.

The Convention begins at 7:30pm with complimentary appetizers, courtesy of Trader Vic's, as long as they last. The Keynote Address is at 8pm. The Grand Finale is a giant dance party, 9pm-Midnight. At approximately 11pm, one cougar will be crowned Miss Cougar America.

The Convention is co-sponsored by:
•The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization;
•, which lists 170 different singles organizations in the Bay Area
•, which sponsors affordable travel for large groups of singles to exotic destinations worldwide
•and many other singles organizations.

Anyone wishing more information about this and many more events for singles may visit or call 415/507-9962.

About Society of Single Professionals

Society of Single Professionals is the events division of American Singles Education, Inc., world's largest non-profit singles organization. We are the only organization that runs events for singles worldwide, on 6 continents. Our Singles Travel Company division organizes dozens of affordable group tours for singles each year, to exotic destinations worldwide. We also operate The Singles Podcasting Network, featuring interviews with major authors and experts on dating and the single lifestyle.

Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

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