“Cougar Life Review” — And 5 Other Cougar Dating Sites

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“Cougar Life Review” — And 5 Other Cougar Dating Sites

Amber Brooks Amber Brooks • 6/02/17

Niche dating sites have become very popular, and it seems like there’s something for everyone these days — from the super specific (e.g., Trekkies) to the more general (e.g., Jewish singles).

For cougars looking for cubs and vice versa, a go-to is the appropriately-named Cougar Life. Below is our review of the older women/younger men dating site as well as a few alternative choices that are right up your alley.

Cougar Life Review | 5 Other Cougar Dating Sites

Cougar Life: Targeted User Base But Pricey

Cougar Life, which was launched in 2008, is dedicated to “mature women and the men who love them,” and they have a more expansive definition of the cougar-cub relationship. On the homepage, the example is that of a single dad around 32 and a busy woman around 45, who, according to the site, are more likely to have a successful relationship because they both have independent, well-rounded lives and understand each other’s individual demands.

Singles 18 and over are welcome to register, but Cougar Life’s target demographic is women aged 30 and older. The site describes their female members as modern, confident, fun-loving, sexy and smart, and include CEOs and stay-at-home moms. Meanwhile, male members are described as energetic, less judgmental, and, of course, younger.

Screenshot of the Cougar Life homepage

Cougar Life has a broader definition of the cougar-cub relationship and welcomes women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.

You can sign up for Cougar Life for free on the homepage or download the app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. Then you’re allowed to view profiles, create one of your own, and send virtual winks.

If you want access to advanced features, like messaging and private photo exchange, you’ll have to subscribe for a monthly membership: one month for $40, three months for $29 a month, or 12 months for $12 a month. Those who join for 12 months will receive 3,000 credits to be used toward sending virtual gifts and things like that, while those who join for one month get 100 credits. There’s also the option to pay for the Ultimate Match Guarantee program, which says the site will find you a match within the first three months.

5 Other Cougar Dating Sites

Cougar Life has established themselves as a leader in this niche, but you should know they aren’t the only ones out there. We’ve compiled a brief list of some other sites you can take a look at, which actually have more members (millions compared to 700,000) and more affordable prices.

Of all the sites below, the most you could end up spending is $30 for a premium membership, which you don’t really need. The free memberships give you a lot of tools to find a compatible match. On Cougar Life, that price goes as high as $40 a month.

★★★★★
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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On the one hand, Match isn’t strictly for cougars and cubs, but on the other hand, it has more members and is responsible for more romantic connections than any other dating site on the web. You can’t really beat that, right? Match has proven that no matter what your interests are, it can bring you together with the person who can meet those interests.

★★★★
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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OurTime is meant for mature singles (50+), but we’ll tell you a little secret: anyone aged 18 and over can join. This might be the way for you to go because if you’re a younger man, you’ll be surrounded by cougars. If you’re a mature woman, you’ll have no problem spotting out the types of men you desire — just filter your searches by age.

★★★★
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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If age and race are high dating priorities for you, BlackPeopleMeet could be the right choice. Millions of black and biracial men and women of varying ages use the site, and you’ll be equipped with tons of helpful features to narrow down the field — including Today’s Matches, Favorites, and Message Ideas.

★★★★
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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SeniorPeopleMeet is a sister site of OurTime, so if you sign up for one, your profile will appear on both. You’re doubling your odds of finding that perfect match! One of the main differences of SeniorPeopleMeet, and it’s super small, is the user base leans slightly older: 55 and up vs. 50 and up.

★★★★
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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Obviously, our sex drives don’t necessarily slow down just because we hit a certain age, and if you’re in that boat, turn to BeNaughty. This is one of the most popular hookup sites around, and while a majority of its audience is younger, that should be a good thing for cougars.

On Cougar Dating Sites, Age is Just a Number!

Cougar Life is definitely one of the better cougar dating sites on the web. The design is very appealing, their attitude is easygoing and funny, and their services are unique. Having said that, if you want to communicate with that special someone once you find them (and why wouldn’t you?), the price may be a little out of your range. But that’s why we’ve given you a variety of sites to try before you make a full commitment to one.