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 .23-9.99/month.

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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.

More » The cheapest and priciest option listed here ($12-40/month with credits; free for cougars), Cougar Life also sports the most confusing payment options, similar to Lavalife.

In a nutshell, you buy a month-long membership and then will need additional credits to do anything of use on the site.

Some experts argue that paid sites attract more serious users.

“I typically recommend Match because I’ve found it gives you better quality,” says Jodi Manfredi, who writes online dating profiles professionally.First off, all payments only are in pounds (UK$), thus skewing how I can report the affordability of the site.It's about middle-of-the-road cost-wise, depending on the exchange rate.The site also feels cluttered with way too much information (if pretty to look at) and has singles as well as couples/swingers listed, likely because their database is (partially) shared with Cupid PLC, a rather large dating site conglomerate.More » There are a few similarities between higher-ranked Date ACougar and Cougar Fling: the pricing (.33-29.99/month), and oodles of search features, for starters.Regardless of your reasoning—there's zero judgment here—you're trying to meet someone for a May-December romance.