Cougared Review

3.0

Senior dating sites are on the rise. Services like Cougared are getting more and more traffic every day. If you are considering signing up to this mature hookups site, there are a few things you may want to know. Check out the full review for all the details.

7 Cougared Facts at a Glance

  • Dating site specifically aimed at cougars
  • No commitment necessary to try out the site
  • Round the clock customer support
  • Dormant member base
  • Sign-up only takes a few moments
  • All services are free
  • Alarming number of fake profiles

About Cougared

Cougared is one of many in a growing trend surrounding senior dating sites. Unlike dating agencies like OurTime, Cougared is much more interested in helping people meet older women for casual fun and light-hearted dating.

With a seemingly large database of members, this site appears to be a niche alternative to the usual dating sites frequented by the majority of people… on the surface at least. With growing concern about the number of fake profiles in the Cougared, we recommend taking the time to seriously consider how much you want to meet cougars before signing up to this site.

We are certain you’ll find somebody genuine sooner rather than later, but you face some difficult wading through the torrent of scam accounts to find them.

If you want to know? Carry on with the rest of the article below.

Member Structure
Cougared Member Structure

Cougared is not very forthcoming when it comes to the number of members on their site. We had to do a bit of digging and create our own account to see just how well the numbers stacked up against other sites.

The good news – there is a significant number of active profiles currently on the system.  Unfortunately, a large portion of these turned out to be fake profiles. We also noticed that most genuine members turned out to young men who had not taken the time to fill in their profiles. This is obviously indicative of the demographic Cougared wants to entertain.

That being said, there are still plenty of genuine women on this service, though we have no idea why they stick around for so long when there are better alternative sites on the web.

How do I join Cougared?

How to join Cougared

Again, Cougared stands out from a lot of the competition, even when it comes to things like registration. When we tried to sign up, we were directed to register for other sites - all of which seemed a lot more complete and modern than Cougared.

We decided to persevere anyway.

When we finally found the sign up form, it did not take very long to complete. All we needed was our basic information, sexual preference, and location, then we were able to explore the site. The registration process gives you the chance to fill in your profile, but this is not a requirement straight away. Basically, if you are in a rush to check out all the cougars or younger men, you can do so within a couple of minutes of filling in the form.

All in all, the Cougared sign up page is relatively straightforward – just as soon as you manage to find it. Once your email is verified, you are free to explore to your heart’s content.

Usability

Cougared is behind the times when it comes to things like web design and usability. The homepage is littered with bad Photoshop and a very basic color design that would fit right in with the early website designs of the 1990s. You can find most sections with relative ease, but we doubt the site has actually been updated for at least half a decade.

Profile Creation

Cougared offers a relatively rudimentary profile creation procedure. You can do all the usual things like upload a photo and fill in an “about me” section. But compared to the likes of eHarmony, this site is really lacking in this department.

It doesn’t help that many of the genuine people using this service have not taken the time to fill in their own profiles or upload photos. You are not encouraged to spend too much time on this site. In fact, we strongly believe the site is set up to direct you to more popular sites owned by the same company.

Searching and Matchmaking
Cougared Searching and Matchmaking

Cougared offers a relatively simple search engine for all users. In fact, you don’t even need to be signed up in order to access this feature. You can look for other members based on age, gender, and location.

You can also search for new members and profiles who are most recently active. This ensures you won’t miss out any potential cougars… but we doubt many people will be joining up as regularly as they do on other sites.

Contacting Other Members

There are a couple of ways to contact people on Cougared. The wink option is free to all users and a great way to let people know whether you are interested from afar. This is less invasive than a hello message – which can be quite daunting if you are of a nervous disposition. You can send messages directly to another member’s inbox.

We would have liked to have seen more contact methods, but that would require updating the website once in a while, which is obviously low on the list of priorities for the admin team.

Pros and Cons
Pros:
  • Specifically for cougars and young men
  • All features are free
  • Really easy sign up process
Cons:
  • Hasn’t been updated in years
  • Clunky design and layout
  • Directs you to other dating sites instead
  • Lots of fake profiles
Pricing Plans

You’ll be happy to know that Cougared is completely free for all users, although this is probably because the site

Free services
Cougared offers all services to users free of charge, so you don’t need to pay for anything if you want to try and find a cougar.
  • Create a Cougared account
  • View other profiles
  • Browse the Like Gallery
  • Send winks
  • Message other users
  • Join chat rooms
Paid services
As aforementioned, this site is completely free for all users. For this reason alone, you can forgive the site for being rather basic. Still, you would expect more people to join if there was no financial drawback to creating an account.
Payment Methods

The only way to pay for anything on Cougared is with a valid credit card, which takes you to a secure portal in which you can make the transaction.

Expert’s Conclusion

We are trying not to be too hard on Cougared, but you are really wasting your time if you sign up for this dating service. The only positive is that the website is completely free. If more effort had been put into making this a truly great site, we would have backed it to be a major play in the senior dating game.

Unfortunately, a waning member base, lots of fake profiles, and outdated design make this dating site nothing more than a total chore.

FAQ
Can I send messages on Cougared for free?

Yes. Cougared is completely free for all users.

How do I pass the Cougared photo verification?

All you need to do is upload your photo. Cougared currently has no photo verification process.

How do I block someone on Cougared.com?

Every profile comes with a block button. Simply select this button, and they won’t be able to see your profile or send any messages.

Dr. Diana Kirschner
Dr. Diana Kirschner
PBS Love Expert, Psychologist and Bestselling Author, Dr. Diana Kirschner, stars in the Amazon Special, Love in 90 Days.
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