When you first register for this cougar-oriented website, you might be surprised to see a quick and easy registration process. While the site doesn’t have an app, it is accessible through your mobile browser, which means that mobile login and registration are easy to do. Register with the name you want to go by, your interests, and other personal pieces of information. There are no questions that are too invasive. In fact, you’re encouraged to be a little coy about your interests while you’re registering for this site. If you’re looking for a cougar/kitten relationship that’s a little more domineering, in fact, you may want to find a site that’s more explicit.
Cougared.com encourages the romantic more so than the affectionate, to the point where the distinction is clear even in its registration process. For example, consider the rigorous registration process. Not only do you have to work with double factor authentication, but there’s a waiting period between your registration with the site and your ability to access your profile. Cougared.com is serious about ensuring that all of the users on its site are legitimate in their interest, which reflects a greater concern for the quality of profiles they house than other sites may show. However, once you’re done, you can use member login and start expanding your profile – sort of.
Most of the information that goes into your Cougared.com dating profile is the same information you’ll have provided the site while registering. The profile questions aren’t especially creative, unfortunately, but they do allow you to choose a photo to share and to add in any details about your ideal potential partner that you may so desire to share. If you want to alter any of the answers you provided while registering, though, you can. It’s easy to update your created profile courtesy of your setting page. Create a personalized profile header, crop your photo just right, and you’ll be ready to start meeting new people ASAP. There are some rules, of course, that you need to be aware of, including the following:
No pornographic profile or gallery pictures
No catfishing or using false images
No military or emergency service uniforms can be shown, though members of either service are more than welcomed on the site
No guns in profile pictures
You’d figure that there’d be a complex hierarchy of basic plans and premium plans in a system such as this one, much as there would be on any other dating site. That’s the strange thing about Cougared.com, though – it doesn’t restrict the features you get to use or put any of them behind a paywall. The free account features that you receive once your profile is approved are the site’s features, full stop. Why emphasize free features and use? The site doesn’t say. However, given the intense levels of moderation that take place across the site, it’s safe to assume that the figures behind the site’s operation are intent on providing a positive experience for their users and less intent on wringing out their wallets.
It doesn’t take long to understand how to search on Cougared.com. The site prides itself on its “powerful” searching system that takes the details you included in your registration and pairs them with a partner across the site. However, if you don’t want to rely on the power of an algorithm, you can also seek out a match on your own. Learning how to use Cougared.com’s search algorithm-free is simple. Go up to the search bar and try exploring your options. Search profiles by opting to search by city, search by username, or search by most active.
Whether you’re using your computer or prefer to search mobile, you’ll be able to find a match in no time. Then you can dive into the world of messaging. Cougared.com makes it easy to learn how to message someone on your homepage and even has options available to you if you’re shy. The “wink” system that the site facilitates works like Facebook poking. You’ll be able to get a cutie’s attention without thinking of a cheesy line!
That said, this sort of dating site may not be right for you. If you want to learn how to cancel your Cougared.com subscription, though, all you have to do is head to the site’s FAQ. The moderators here make no attempt to hide their operating processes from you, which is a welcomed changed from the way some other dating sites operate. Log in to your profile, head into settings, and click the link marked “cancel my account.” With that, the moderators will receive a notice to remove your profile from their system, and you’ll be clean and free.
With all that said, it’s easy to see that Cougared.com isn’t your traditional cougar-oriented dating site. It’s one that emphasizes user safety and romantic connection as well as affection appeal. Whether or not that makes it the right kind of site for you depends on your own wants. However, it’s nice to see a site that doesn’t rely on explicit photos or bright pink font in order to draw in a dating audience.