When you try out online dating, you realize that it’s even bigger than you thought originally. Beyond the basic, general websites which cater to a wide variety of people, there are many ‘niche’ dating sites which focus on a smaller demographics. Luckily, the growth of ‘niche’ dating websites has spread like wildfire throughout the Internet and there is hardly a ‘niche’ now that isn’t represented by a particular website.
One of the most popular niches online is the ‘cougar’ phenomenon where single young men seek out older women to meet, date, and even have a relationship with. While there are many websites that focus on the ‘niche’, one of the most well known of these ‘cougar’ dating sites is known as Cougar911.
While not the biggest ‘cougar’ dating site, Cougar911 promises its’ members ‘no strings attached’ dating. There’s a chance that you can have a long-term relationship with a ‘cub’ (younger man), but most of the users are seeking a more casual kind of relationship.
Cougar911 is mainly a dating site that is available in the United States and you’ll find most of the members in the major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, etc. However, you can still find other users in the small towns spread throughout the country.
Cougars and cubs of all kinds can become members of the website regardless of their racial, ethnic, or religious background. It doesn’t matter if you’re Asian, Jewish, or from Ethiopia. If you’re an older woman looking for a younger man or vice versa, then you will have no problems to sign up and register for a profile on this website.
If you are interested in joining Cougar911 but only would like to do so for a short period of time without spending any money on an upgrade, Cougar 911 gives you the chance to sign-up for a free trial. You can check out some of the features and getting access to the website for up to a week.
If you’re looking to get the full cougar dating experience, you’re going to have to upgrade and pay some money especially if you would like to start a conversation with another member.
It’s important to remember to use your common sense when it comes to your safety and security on this particular dating site.
You also must be eighteen years of age or older in order to sign-up for an account. This website may contain adult, explicit content so you should be prepared to view this mature kind of content.
Cougar911 aims to provide a fun and casual experience for all of its’ users and desires to successfully provide for the dating wants and needs of their many members.
Note: Seems like this site is taken down and doesn’t exist anymore.
- Signing Up and Registering
Cougar911 has a really simple interface and an easy-to-use navigation system to the website to find your way around the web pages without too much trouble.
It only takes a few minutes to sign-up and register for a profile. The main page of the website includes the official registration form where you’re asked to fill in some basic information about yourself including your full name, gender, zip code. It’s important to note that all of this basic information is mandatory and you will need to have a legitimate e-mail address, zip code, password, etc. in order to begin your experience on this website.
- Building Your Profile
While the profile of Cougar911 is quite basic, you’re able to include information about different aspects of yourself. You can describe your appearance in a good amount of detail by being able to discuss your height, weight, body type (athletic, average, overweight, thin, etc.), hair color, eye color, etc.
In addition to one’s appearance, you can discuss aspects of your lifestyle such as if you drink or smoke, if you would like children or have them already, what you are looking for on the Cougar911 website (casual dating, a long-term relationship, simple hookups).
You can also let other users of the website know about your hobbies and interests, whether they are about reading a book, writing in your journal, going out with your friends, or training for a marathon.
All of this information is voluntary. However, the more you fill out your profile about yourself and who you are, the more profile views you will receive.
- Uploading Your Photos
No personal profile would be complete without the ability to upload pictures. Luckily, on Cougar911, you have the chance to upload some pictures from the personal files on your computer or to take them from your Facebook account by linking your social media to your Cougar911 account.
It’s important to note that these profile pictures should mainly be of yourself and not solely of your family members, pets, friends, etc. They can be in the pictures with you but should not be the only ones in these profile pictures.
Since the Cougar911 advertises itself as an adult dating website, it’s safe to say that some of the profile pictures from other members will be explicit content that should only be viewed by other adult members who are eighteen years of age or older.
You can go without putting pictures up on your profile but you will lose out on a lot of potential attention, views, and visitors who will gain interest in you if you have more information. Other users will also get a chance to see what you look like and what your social life is like.
- Highlight Profiles
Beyond just the main profile and your profile pictures, there are other unique features that make it an attractive proposition to sign-up for a membership with Cougar911.
You will be able to highlight users who are living within your location ‘range’, which you can set up based on your own criteria and you can view both their profiles and their pictures too.
Cougar911 boasts millions of members who have registered and signed-up for the website over the past couple of years as well as stating that they have thousands of members who are active and log-in to use this website each and every day.
You can make a checklist of your preferences to viewe other members’ profiles in a specific sidebar that is displayed alongside your profile.
These preferences are similar to a criteria you would use when you’re making a basic ‘search’ to find members whom you would be most compatible with.
- Chat Rooms
When it comes to matters of communication and being able to express a more direct kind of interest towards other members, Cougar911 offers a few options for its’ members.
There are both individual and group chat rooms for users to explore with. If you would like things to get more intimate and personal, you can initiate a webcam chat with a ‘cougar’ or a ‘cub’ who really has sparked your interest.
These video webcam chats may be more adult in nature so it’s important to be aware of the fact that there may be explicit content when you video chat with another member on a one-on-one basis.
These webcam chats, though, will allow you to see what other members look like physically compared to their profile pictures and to hear what they sound like.
- Dating Tips
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to give yourself the chance to view ‘dating tips and advice’ offered on a daily basis by Cougar911. They also offer a customer support and service network that is available on a 24 / 7 basis where you can get help with any problems, comments, or queries you have about the website.
In total, Cougar911 has over thousands of articles available when it comes to dating and relationships. You can spend a good amount of time viewing the advice and tips they have laid out for you over the past couple of years. These are some of the other important features offered by Cougar911.
Safety and Security
While Cougar911 advertises itself as a legitimate website with millions of members and thousands of active users, you do have to be careful in terms of their advertising and in terms of their terms and conditions.
Both your safety and your security should be a priority when you’re thinking about joining a particular website such as Cougar911, which is not a mainstream online dating website.
There are some warning signs and precautions you should take upon yourself when you decide to finally sign-up, register, create a profile and begin to use Cougar911 for your dating and relationship needs.
The biggest problem to look out for on Cougar911 are the ‘fake profiles’ and ‘fake pictures’ of people using the website who are not actual members.
Cougar911 even admits in its ‘terms and conditions’ page that the photos shown on display for the different website pages may not actually be of real people but of actors and actresses instead.
A lot of the profiles of the women on the website could be considered fake or misleading so if you’re a guy who is interested in joining Cougar911, you should be aware of the fact that the person who you are talking to may not be who they say they are.
These women who are advertised on this website are in fact, older, but they are very attractive and sometimes look like former models so it’s likely that these pictures are from the Internet rather than being organic photos shared by actual ‘cougars’ on this website.
It’s important to do your research and to actively get to know the person behind the profile first through. Use the chat and messaging system before you decide to give them any personal information about yourself or to meet up with them in person.
Another thing about the displayed pictures of the ‘cougars’ on this website is that they usually look like they are in their 20’s or in their 30’s, and usually are younger women than what could considered to be ‘cougars’, who are usually in their 40’s, 50’s and even 60’s.
If these pictures displayed on the main webpages are misleading to the male ‘cub’ members, it’s more than likely that the rest of the website won’t be as truthful either. These profiles are likely created by ‘scam’ artists who want to take advantage of you and would like to get access to your personal information such as your credit card number.
It’s important to note that you also cannot trust ‘verified’ profiles if they have been initiated by fake users of the website since they may have done this on purpose in order to fool you into thinking you’re safe by contacting them.
Lastly, there are certain adult ‘homemade’ videos that members can view on the website. These are supposedly from real users of the website. However, the real case is that Cougar911 takes these videos from amateur pornographic websites in order to entice people to join thinking that these videos are from real members.
Upgrading Your Membership
If you are not satisfied with the basic, free membership or the free trial that’s offered to prospective members, you can upgrade your membership to a paid subscription.
This paid membership option is a premium subscription, which will allow you to contact all members of the website, have an advanced ‘search’ function, and be able to use an unlimited amount of credits to do video chats, send private messages to whomever you want.
While the prices for a premium membership are some of the most expensive when it comes to a ‘niche’ dating website, you can choose to subscribe a longer-term membership commitment, which will be cheaper on a monthly basis.
This website is considered to be pricier than most other ‘cougar’ dating websites because of the variety of unique and useful features that are available for the membership.
Check out their new prices here at www.cougar911.com.
Positives and Negatives
- Free Trial
If you don’t want to spend the money on a premium membership, you can check out the website on a ‘free trial’ to see if it has enough to offer you. It’s not a perfect website by any means but as long as you use safety and security precautions, you may be able to get a lot out of Cougar911.
Cougar911 is far from being a perfect website and it has a lot of flaws.
- Fake Profiles
There are numerous fake profiles, which make it quite difficult to distinguish between the real members and the scammers. It’s important to be precautious and use common sense when it comes to the members you’re talking to, the profiles you’re viewing, and the personal information you are giving out.
Cougar911 is also quite expensive compared to other ‘niche’ dating websites that deal with cougar / cub dating so you have to be willing to shell out some money in order to get the full features available.
If you’re looking to have casual relations or hookups between cougar women and cub men, this website is a viable option to consider.
Have you ever signed up for Cougar911? Did you have a positive experience with this dating site?