7 Best Free “Cougar Dating App” Options (2017)

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7 Best Free “Cougar Dating App” Options (2017)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 6/02/17

Meeting older, more experienced women has come a long way from the days of “American Pie.” Thanks to the rise of dating apps, particularly ones for cougar dating, you’re no longer limited to scoping out your friends’ moms like Finch was. You can now find all kinds of beautiful mature women from all over the world.

Not only are our 7 Best Cougar Dating Apps convenient and fun, but they’re also 100% free and offer tons of features to help you along the way, including filters to set your preferred age range.

1. Match

Your chances of finding that right older woman are higher on Match.com than on any other dating app — simply because of the sheer volume.

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4.9/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “Match.com has led to more dates, marriages and relationships than any other site. Its impressive user base and success rate make it our top review...” Full Review »

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More than 13.5 million daters use Match every month, and you can either search through them all on your own or have the app match you up via their advanced algorithm. Either way, you won’t need to spend a dime.

2. OurTime

OurTime.com is most commonly known as an over 50 dating app, but anyone over the age of 18 can join.

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4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “OurTime is quickly gaining popularity amongst older singles, featuring an extensive profile search and simple interface. Exclusively for ages 50+...” Full Review »

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Some more good news is that this cougar dating site and app are completely free and 52% of the members are women (compared to 48% men). So the odds are in your favor.

3. BlackPeopleMeet

BlackPeopleMeet is one of the largest free black cougar dating apps, with no hidden fees and over 1.4 million visitors a month.

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4.0/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “BlackPeopleMeet.com is the largest online dating site for black and biracial daters of all backgrounds, and is used by 1.4 million daters each month...” Full Review »

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Their fast-growing user base is also becoming more popular with women over 40, of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

4. SeniorPeopleMeet

SeniorPeopleMeet is another dating app that says they’re strictly for seniors, but if you’re at least 18 years old, you can sign up and do everything everyone else can: create a profile, browse members, and communicate with matches for free.

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3.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Free to browse. Easy search options

Our Experts Say: “SeniorPeopleMeet.com is the most popular dating site exclusively for those 55 and older. Safe and easy to use, with a free trial to view profiles...” Full Review »

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And a niche dating app like this might be the way to go if dating cougars, and mature women, in general, is your thing.

5. AdultFriendFinder

When you’ve got your mind on sex and sex on your mind, AdultFriendFinder is the app millions of people turn to. Whether you’re on a desktop or smartphone, AFF is available for free. You can also do the necessary things, like register, search, and communicate in various ways, without having to spend any money.

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3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups Only

Match System: Search by location, interest, more

Our Experts Say: “Make no mistake: this site isn't about making friends, it's about short-term "hookups" and affairs only. Note that a basic account costs $14.95/month, but it's well worth it if casual sex is your goal...”

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AdultFriendFinder has been around since 1996 and has grown to 40 million users and counting. So not only is it a pioneer in this industry, but it’s also extremely popular.

6. BeNaughty

Not everyone wants a serious relationship, and if you’re one of those people, then you might want to try BeNaughty, a cougar online dating app that’s just for casual encounters.

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3.5/5.0

Relationships: Hookups, Chats

Match System: Search by interest, zip code, photos, more

Our Experts Say: “BeNaughty is a popular "hookup" site that drops all the pretenses of dating and just gets down to the nitty-gritty of hooking up. The best part: browse profiles in any town for free...” Full Review »

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Thanks to their free trial and premium search capabilities, BeNaughty is one of the best choices if you’re looking for affordable, local cougar dating.

7. CougarLife

With more than 5 million members and someone new joining every 20 seconds, CougarLife is clearly one of the top cougar dating sites and apps around. Men can register, fill out their information, upload photos, and message up to three different women every day for free. Everything is 100% free for women, which means they’re incentivized to join and will definitely outnumber you!

The Cougars are Waiting for a Cub Like You!

No matter if you’re on your laptop at home or on your phone while out and about, you really can’t go wrong with any of these free cougar dating sites and apps. So figure out which one appeals to you the most, put away your wallet, and before you know it, you’ll find your very own Mrs. Robinson!