CougarLife Review

cougar lifeWhen it comes to finding a Sugar-momma type of relationship, Cougar Life is an option that should definitely not be neglected. It is a leading portal for mature women seeking younger men, and vice versa. As its name suggests, older women on the site, known as "Cougars", are usually modern, confident, fun-loving and dare to pursue what they want; and younger men, referred to as "Cubs", are energetic, optimistic, open-minded and most importantly, loves older women with minimum a 5-year age gap till 20 plus. With the concept of "everyone can be a cougar", its female users are from all walks of life, from top-level executives, soccer moms, community leaders, to newly single women who purely desire the fun of cougar / cub relationship free from all demands and baggage of a traditional one.

To get an overall impression of the site and all its functionalities, you should read our following in-depth reviews and then decide yourself to give it a try on your own.

Sign-Up & Get Started

The initial sign-up process is very quick and only requires an email confirmation to get started. Some caption/greeting words, and basic personal info like Ethnicity, Hair Color, Body Type, Height, and Gender etc. shall also be provided. And you may add one profile photo to increase your chances of hooking up, and write a few lines about what brought you to the site to get the attention of all cubs. But you can also choose to skip these steps and come back later for further editing.

Key Features

The interface of the site is clean and clear, with most of its useful links and tabs aggregated in the navigation bar and dashboard, which includes but not limited to the followings:

1. Send Flirt, Gift and Message & Chat With Me

There are more than one way to get connected with others on the site -- flirts, virtual gifts, messages and online chatting. Together, they serve the functionalities ranging from icebreaker to deep communication.

2. Q & A

First off, don’t get it wrong. This is not troubleshooting regarding clearing your doubts about using the site. As a matter of fact, it’s a series of set questions for you to answer so that people can learn more about you. You can choose to tell others about your Friday night plan, most favored outdoor activities, your ambitions (for cubs), the achievements that you are proud of (for cougars), and what you can offer to a cougar / cub in your life.

3. Find a Date Tonight

If you are looking for something immediate instead of spending days or weeks searching for the perfect partner, you can click this magic button on the left navigation bar. Then a search result list will be brought up to you with people who are nearby and also interested in meeting up ASAP. Even if the worst case scenario, no one in the list arouses your interest, you can still tick the option “I’m available for a date tonight” to be the bait and wait for your luck knocks.

4. Public Photo, Private Photo & Key

It’s true that a photo says more than 100 words. There are two columns for uploading photos to your profile – public photos and private photos. While public photos can be seen by everyone, accessing private photos requires Key. Private photo access can be easily managed after clicking Privacy button, and for better site experience, you can also choose to share your private photos with other members who grant you private keys to their photos.

5. Update your location

Just in case, you have moved to a new location and wanted to update your address info, or you just hope to have a glimpse into a certain area to see how many cougars / cubs available out there, the site allows you to do the change anytime you like.

6. Other common features like My Favs, Recent Visitors, Who messaged / flirted with me, who granted access to their private gallery etc. are also equipped to make sure you won’t miss out on any possible matches.

Membership & Pricing

One distinctive feature of CougarLife as we tested is it’s totally free for all cougars to enjoy all site features, while for cubs, some premium features are locked behind the payment wall.

For Cubs:

  • Monthly Membership -- $ 34 / month – 100 Credits (For The Truly Elite)
  • 3 Month Membership -- $ 22 / month – 500 Credits (For Those A Cut Above)
  • Yearly Membership -- $ 10 / month – 3000 Credits (The Ultimate Choice)

The 3-month membership is CougarLife’s recommended package. After becoming a premium member, the cub’s profile will have a special badge – a token of claw, that lets other people know he is on the A-list. Meanwhile, he will be recommended match to new Cougars when they sign up, and he can also see new Cougars first with exclusive access for their first 6 hours.

For Cougars:



  • Established and reputable
  • Millions of registered members
  • Many good-looking Cougar profiles
  • Full access to search features on a basic membership
  • No subscription fee for Cougars
  • Good privacy protection measures
  • Mobile friendly


  • Existence of glitches, e.g. messy codes after sending messages out
  • Lack of ID verification to ward off fake profiles and scams
  • Potential escort’s posing as cougars

Editor's Verdict

If you have made this far in our CougarLife review, then most probably you have come to a similar conclusion with us. CougarLife is the best cougar-cub dating site around. Its design is very appealing and its services are unique. Dedicated to “mature women and the younger men who love them”, the site has a more expansive definition of cougar-cub relationship. It is not just for rich cougars finding younger men; it is also for the younger men looking for hot wealthy cougars. Though some people may still feel a bit cringeworthy about this MILF or Cougar-cub thing, it really went mainstream everywhere nowadays, no need to mention the Hollywood and showbiz circles. So, if you are a Cougar or a Cub wanting to meet others for friendship, casual dating or a long-term relationship, CougarLife is the ideal site for you.

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