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CougarLife.com Dating Site Review—Is Cougar Life Worth It?

CougarLife.com Dating Site Review—Is Cougar Life Worth It?

There are not so many cougar dating sites, and Cougar Life seemed the most promising one. So, we decided to join it to find out whether it works for guys who love cougars and male sugar babies looking for hot female benefactors. The first thing we noticed was that it looks like Ashley Madison and works pretty much like Ashley. Did that turn out to be good or bad news? Is CougarLife worth it? We tested the platform and are now ready to share our thoughts with you!

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Who are the Cougar Life members?

Who can you meet on this cougar dating site? We signed up as a younger man looking for older women, and well, we met plenty of them on the site. The average age is about 50, but we met younger ladies in their 40s as well as older women in their 60s and 70s as well. According to SimilarWeb, the site has about 130k monthly visits. Yes, that’s less impressive than tens of millions of visits on popular dating sites, but we should also consider that’s a niche platform, and many sugar momma websites have about 30 thousand visits, so yes, the Cougar Life community is a pretty large one.

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How to sign up for Cougar Life? It’s superfast, actually. You only need to do the following:

  • Browse the site
  • Fill in the form (you’ll need not only to create a username and choose the date of birth but also enter your zip code, and we recommend you to provide a valid one—you’ll see the matches near you)
  • Provide some more information (relationship status, height, weight)
  • Confirm your email address

That’s all—now you have your Cougar Life account and can view the profiles. Fortunately, there is no mobile verification or anything like that—it’s not only about the time you spend providing all that data and clicking all those links but also about privacy and safety. You won’t sign up for this dating site without a valid email address, though, and in our opinion, it’s enough.

Search & Filters

Again, Cougar Life is similar to Ashley Madison, and it also has the Discover feature. There are enough filters to find a good match, but some other cougar dating sites offer even more. Nevertheless, on CougarLife.com, you can search for members by following criteria:

  • Age range
  • Location
  • Relationship goals
  • Photos (ladies with public photos, private photos)
  • Body type
  • Ethnic background
  • Partner you are looking for
cougarlife advanced search

Still, on this online dating site, you’ll need to look through profiles manually, choosing the best matches. Fortunately, most users have profile photos, and you can see if there is more than one picture on search results. We didn’t apply super-specific filters and also searched for members of any age. Well, we still met a lot of attractive women on the Cougar Life website.


The good news is that Cougar Life profiles are pretty detailed (more detailed than on Ashley Madison, despite the fact that many female members are married). We met a lot of attractive women, and that’s the good news, too, and the majority were honest about what they were looking for (spoiler alert—they were looking for younger guys and some fun).

So, here is what you will see in a regular Cougar Life member’s profile:

  • The headline (usually tells what a member is looking for)
  • Public photos
  • Self-description (mostly short ones, describing some interests, views of life, or relationship goals)
  • Vitals (age, height, weight, status on the platform)
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The profiles of younger men are pretty like profiles of mature women—guys provide some basic details, add a few photos, and well, that’s enough to start looking for hot matches (at least it worked for us).

Communication features

There is not much to say about how younger men and older women interact on this site. Members can do the following:

  • Send regular messages
  • Send priority messages
  • Like profiles

We can’t say that we needed more than that, though. The thing is, Cougar Life dating platform is not one of the sites that make you stay at all costs—you meet a lady, and if you both like each other, you just keep talking on WhatsApp or Instagram or any other messenger/social networking site.

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By the way, it’s a great way to get rid of any doubts. If you want to make sure that one of the younger men/mature women you’ve met on Cougar Life is real/looks like their photos, just have a conversation in Zoom. We met women who agreed to do it and women who didn’t, so don’t delay it if you are serious about dating a hot cougar or a sugar mommy in real life.

Prices & Free options

Now, let’s talk about the price of using this online dating cougar site. There are three credit packages, and well, the only way to spend your credits is to send Cougar Life messages (there is also a profile highlight feature, but it’s available only to those who buy the most expensive package). So, here are the options:

  • Elite—$149.99 for 1,000 credits
  • Classic—$99.99 for 500 credits
  • Basic—$29.99 for 100 credits
cougarlife prices

There is no such thing as Cougar Life subscription plans, but at least on this site, you can unlock conversations, which is cheaper than paying for each message sent. So, we decided to purchase the Classic package, and it was enough to start 50 conversations (we could even buy less, but if you are going to use this site for a long time, you should probably buy a Classic or even Elite package).


How does Cougar Life work when it comes to safety? Well, the administration of this niche dating website cares about members’ privacy and safety. Someone who hasn’t created their Cougar life account can’t view the profiles. There are private photos that members can share only with users they already know. In addition, there is a safe payment method (PCI DSS validated), and all the data that members provide are protected and can’t be disclosed to third parties that don’t offer any services to the users of Cougar Life.

Marty Cooper
Marty Cooper is a professional writer and researcher. He is responsible for fact-checking, finding useful links and statistics, checking the details, and of course, writing posts for our website. Marty is our main sugar dating website tester—he analyzes all the factors and provides the distillation of the most useful and interesting data.
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