"Because of my conservative upbringing, I felt ashamed when I started to take interest in younger men after my divorce. I was also embarrassed about the term "cougar" because the term would always be the butt of jokes among friends and family. When I joined Cougar Life, I felt right at home. Finally, I was in an environment where I could be myself and not feel ashamed. Also, there are lots of women on the site with the same urges as me. Now my nights aren't so lonely, and I'm not ashamed of it!"
- Self-confessed cougar, New York (46)
"I wasn't like other guys - growing up, I didn't feel the need to chase skirts and get as many girlfriends as I could. I was focused on my studies, then my job, and then my career. I wanted to climb the corporate ladder and fatten up my bank account. The couple of times that I did fall in love, I was bitterly disappointed. Girls are so needy, clingy and dependent - both financially and emotionally. They start drama about the smallest thing and obligate you to pay for every restaurant bill and expect you to treat them like babies on their "red days". I wanted a woman who was stable financially, emotionally and mentally and I found her on Cougar Life. Sure, it feels like a rip-off that you have to pay for a subscription just to talk to women, but so far, I'm enjoying the whole experience."
- Junior bank clerk, New York (23)
Design and Usability
Cougar Life's look and aesthetics seem to be inspired by the 80s, with its bright pink and teal colors and retro feel. The site itself looks professional and polished, especially its member search page. The layout is very organized, and all key features are accessible through the top navigation bar.