There is no shortage of cougars in Albuquerque if you know where to look. From cougar bars like Cervantes to shopping malls, you’ll always find local hotspots where Albuquerque cougars hang out.
Not to mention, even their organic stores and small neighborhoods are great cougar hunting grounds. There are just so many places, and it’s so easy to get misled with false tips. Good thing you have us. We know where our cougars are.
Many of these mature women are successful in their respective careers. But when they want to let loose, it’s a sight to behold--especially for guys who have the hots for cougars. So a lot of these ladies go out often with the hope of meeting Mr. Right (or Mr. Right now).
The Best Places to Find Cougars in Albuquerque
Two bars and two apps. That's what you need to meet hot single cougars in Albuquerque. Or to be specific, that's what you need if you're stuck on time or unwilling to dive through our +4k-word guide.
Some people are impatient, we know (insert a winking emoji)
We want to help all our readers, so we made this shortlist of our favorite venues and dating apps for hooking up with Albuquerque cougars asap.
Here they are:
Q Bar has the longest happy hours
There are lots of reasons cougars troop here regularly. For one, it always gets voted as the venue with the best happy hour (three years in a row). Even locals know it as one of the best places for a ladies’ night out.
Practice your dance moves and head out here. Folks of all ages go there to dance and have a good time. They play salsa, bachata and other Latin dances, so the place gets pretty lively. If you’re lucky, some regulars at Q Bar might just teach you some dance movies. So try your luck here and maybe a sexy cougar will show you how to salsa your way into her heart.
Dating apps are also really good for meeting cougars in Albuquerque
Tech-savvy older women are so much more common these days. That's why you should try setting up a date with them online.
AFF is our favorite Albuquerque cougar dating site if you just want to keep it physical or casual (try it free)
Guys that are interested in dating mature women in Albuquerque have a hard enough time when they want a more traditional relationship. It can be even harder if you are just interested in a little action without all the things attached to it.
When it comes to sites that actually deliver AFF (which has a great free trial) has been in a category on its own for us. We have seen way more “normal guys” find success using it than any other site or app, at least when it comes to some bedroom fun. The success rate combined with their free trial makes it a pretty obvious choice to at least checkout.
There just isn't a better way right now to meet a lot of cougars who are ONLY interested in jumping into bed than AFF!
In our experience, the best option when it comes to finding these kinds of arrangements is AFF. Of all the site that make promises to help, AFF actually delivers. On this site, you’ll find Albuquerque cougars who are into the same things you are. You can even filter your search results based on your exact location or the type of connection you want to make.
This site is solely focused on helping men and women connect for a fun night together. Aside from Tinder (which is pretty much just about dating now), no other app has as many users. On top of that, AFF also has a lot more women aged 35 and up using it.
Give AFF a shot with their free trial and meet a sexy cougar tonight!
When it comes to meeting a lot of cougars in Albuquerque quickly, especially those interested in dating younger guys, there isn't a better option than eHarmony (which just so happens to have a great trial). Older women are often just too busy to spend a lot of time in bars and clubs so many of them have been looking online to meet guys. In fact, a lot of them are ONLY looking online these days.
If you're not spending at least a little time on eHarmony you're going to miss out on a lot of opportunities!
There are a lot of dating sites and apps out there (and we've tried just about all of them in our cougar dating site review) but none of them really deliver as well as eHarmony does. There are a few reasons why we think it works so well:
A really good mix of Albuquerque cougars who want short and long-term
eHarmony does a great job of attracting women interested in both short-term fun and a real relationship. The other top sites out there like eHarmony (long-term only) and AFF (short-term fun) are both really great but tend to attract a very specific type of woman.
If you haven't tried it out yet give eHarmony's trial a shot. You have nothing to lose and you can't expect to get new results without changing up your approach. Guys who really want to find a cougar aren't going to be able to do better elsewhere (in our experience).
You’ll be sure to have a fantastic time meeting Albuquerque cougars at Sister Bar
Sister Bar is a fun spot to go to for great beers and live music. This bar has it all! From fantastic live music acts to video games, there’s no way not to have fun here. You can also enjoy a wide variety of drinks as well. The bar is known for serving up tasty draft beers along with lots of fun and inventive cocktails.
The place is super popular on Fridays and Saturdays, so make sure to come here early. There are lots of ways to break the ice here too.
Start a conversation with the gorgeous woman rocking to the music and ask her about her favorite artist. Or challenge the cutie by the bar to one of the arcade games. There’s no way to go wrong at Sister Bar.
Top Albuquerque Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs
It's fun to date cougars in Albuquerque. Our local cougars are confident and willing to explore dating younger men like you. They’re not only accomplished, but they also know how to have fun!
Sounds good to you?
If yes, then you're better off meeting them at some Albuquerque cougar bars and hotspots below:
We included a mix of venues in the list above, bars, clubs, and cool pubs in different parts of the city. We also updated the list to make sure that every single venue is open and working because, unfortunately, many bars couldn't sustain the lockdown and closed permanently.
We also have a few good mentions in the list below, but they're not bars or clubs. Let's check them out:
- ABQ Uptown - 2200 Louisiana Blvd NE
- Bar Uno - 108 2nd St SW
- Cake Nightclub - 515 Central Ave NW
- Cervantes Restaurant and Lounge - 5801 Gibson Blvd SE
- Louie's Pub & Grill - 5603 Menaul Blvd NE
- The Copper Lounge - 1504 Central Ave SE
- Leo’s Nightclub - 1119 Candelaria Rd NW
- Two Fools Tavern - 3211 Central Ave NE
Meet Cougars in Albuquerque During the Day
A little daytime flirtation never hurt anyone, right? It's much easier to meet cougars during the day than in bars at night. How often they go to the mall or the gym and how often they party?
The ratio is incomparable, especially for older women. Age, kids, and responsibilities, they can no longer party like before. That's why approaching them in the day is a great idea.
You can hunt for sexy Albuquerque cougars at the following cafes, malls, gyms, and studios:
- Coronado Center - 6600 Menaul Blvd NE Suite 1
- Cottonwood Mall - 10000 Coors Bypass NW
- CSP Dance Studios - 1624 Eubank Blvd NE
- Humble Coffee Company - 4200 Lomas Blvd NE
- Bhava Yoga Studio - 520 Central Ave SE A
- La Montañita Co-op. - 3500 Central Ave SE
- Pre-Dating Speed Dating
- The Open Gym Albuquerque - 4200 Wyoming Blvd NE
The Guide to Cougar Dating in Albuquerque
We already helped you out with more than thirty places mentioned already. However, it doesn't matter how many phone numbers you get if you don't know how to date your cougar or where to take her.
Cougars are experienced and know what they want from a man. Some will want a fling while others will need a partner or someone to help raise the kids. Both have different goals however, they all share a common trait which is: specificity.
In other words: all cougars know what they want and they won't hesitate to shout out if think you're a mismatch. I just got unmatched by a cougar because after spending an hour texting on Bumble (text ratio 5:1), she said that I looked way younger on my WhatsApp image than Bumble & she can't date someone who's 20+ years younger than her. Lol, I didn't even bother explaining myself and just let her go. But I respect the honesty.
Anyway, dating cougars is different from dating younger girls because both women have different blueprints,
and your plan for the first date with any cougar should match her blueprint.
If you just want to keep it casual take her to a lounge
So, you want a fling and so does she, how can we make it happen?
- Take her to a cool nearby bar/lounge
- Share a few experiences with her
- Build comfort by listening to her and reflecting back
- Tease her, hold eye contact, be assertive and take the lead (to build sexual tension)
- Bounce her between bars
- Ask her to come over
But as I said, it all starts with the venue, and these are our favorites in Albuquerque:
- Apothecary Lounge - 806 Central Ave SE
- Ibiza Urban Lounge - 125 2nd St NW
- Slate Street Cafe - 515 Slate Ave NW
- Seasons 52 - 6600 Menaul Blvd PAD 2
- Trombino's Bistro Italiano - 5415 Academy Rd NE
- MÁS Tapas y Vino - 125 2nd St NW
- High Noon Restaurant & Saloon - 425 San Felipe St NW
If you're more serious about dating her try a fun activity together
If she's in it for the ring and wants to know you well before getting intimate then you're better of sharing a fun experience on the first date than try to pull her home. If that's her case, then the following activities will lower her guards.
Here they are:
- Box Performance Space - 115 Gold Ave SW
- Turquoise Museum - 400 2nd St SW
- Sandia Peak Tramway - 30 Tramway Rd NE
- ABQ BioPark - 2601 Central Ave NW
- Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon - 5601 Eagle Rock Ave NE
If she's old school you can always do a dinner date
Some cougars are still into fine dining. It's probably their way to size up your wallet and see if you're a good long-term prospect. I don't like talking while chewing so a restaurant date is a no-go to me.
But if that's your only option, then anything is better than nothing, and one of these upscale restaurants will help you out:
- Le Troquet - 228 Gold Ave SW
- Savoy Bar & Grill - 10601 Montgomery Blvd NE
- Vernon's Speakeasy - 6855 4th St NW
- Antiquity - 112 Romero St NW
- Ruth's Chris Steak House - 6640 Indian School Rd NE
A Map of All the Best Cougar Dating Spots in Albuquerque
Here's a handy map of all our top spots for dating and meeting cougars in Albuquerque combined in one place. Use it well and don't forget to email us your results.
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