Based on responses to a lengthy questionnaire, Ok Cupid calculates your compatibility percentage with other users.
Ok Cupid isn't the best choice for people who are looking to get into a long-term relationship; the vast majority of users are under 30 and not necessarily looking for anything serious.
"If you're looking for a serious relationship, my advice is spend the money for a paid membership," Masini says.
More » While go Cougar looks different (smart, sleek and fun), they also share a database with Hot or Not, which includes other cougar dating sites like Ageless Love—making it a bit tricky for me to review in this category. Because Hot or Not is a completely different kind of site, more geared towards people wanting a quick interaction, instead of specifically looking for someone to date.
How does Hot or Not know someone's a cougar or cub? Some other things to note: zero live chat options, no way to stop people from reviewing your profile, all profiles get a manual review before being added, and prices ranging from $8.23-9.99/month.
The site is well laid out and modern, and it's likely the most well-known of the cougar dating sites because of its extensive media coverage (yet only has 500,000 members).
While the Inbox is a bit annoying (each message takes up a whole new slot, instead of filtering down and combining them), Cougar Life is where I had the most luck in talking to people, and actually connecting—and really, that's the biggest factor here.
With a cost ranging from .98-29.95/month, there's little here that I found particularly engaging or special to make it noteworthy.
More » There's live chat, more than a million members, a beautiful interface, "naughty" mode, and lots of search options, so why does Be Cougar rank lower on this list?
Now comes the hard part: finding a cougar dating site that works, caters to your needs, is affordable, transparent and has enough members in your area to warrant signing up. Where Date ACougar loses points, however, is their difficult navigation, likely stemming from all the features they do offer.
I found the site cluttered and a bit overwhelming, if fully fleshed out, and had a difficult time actually getting a reply to any of my messages.
Cougar Fling does, however, a much better job of laying out the site and making it easy to use, yet has so few members—most of whom live in the US—that it's barely worth your while to sign up.