Older Women Dating, otherwise known as CougarMingle is a place where younger men and older women can get together for dating and anything else. Members from all backgrounds and all walks of life are here. This pay site, from Successful Match is free for women and has a free restricted guest membership for men. Paying users are allowed to send unlimited messages and use additional features such as advanced searching.
For those men who just can't resist the charms of a mature woman, Older Women Dating, (previously called Cougar Mingle) is just the place to be. This niche matchmaking site is designed for age gap relationships, or more specifically for relationships between younger men and older women. Cougars, the urban dictionary tells us, are older females (35+) who “prey” on young men. While relationships between older men and younger women have been going on for years and draw little attention, dating between older women and younger men is much less common. Nevertheless, relationships with big age gaps can and do work for many people, and it's the aim of the site to bring such people together.
You'll find thousands of members seeking just such a relationship. The site is not only for those looking for a “one-off fling” with an older (or younger) person, you'll also find many people seeking longer-term, more serious relationships and even marriage. Joining is free and takes just a few moments. Once inside the site, you can fully customize your profile, state your preferences in a potential partner, and upload photographs of yourself if you wish. While you can receive emails and flirts as a free member and do simple searches, in order to reply to others and have access to the other services on the site, you will need to upgrade to Gold membership.
OlderWomenDating.com, which belongs to the Successful Match group of sites, has a familiar layout, with all of the tools one would expect on an internet matchmaking site. The search page, allows you to narrow your choice by specifying things such as location, age range, appearance and religion among other things. While it doesn't have a huge database of members, it is a niche site and is well suited to those seeking a relationship with a partner from a different age group.
By Tara Miller