The Expert’s Guide to Meeting Cougars in Austin in 2023 - Where To Go And How To Date Them

Attractive blonde cougar at an Austin coffee shop

Finding single cougars in Austin can be as easy as you make it. With an exciting online dating scene and fantastic venues for singers and bands, it’s fertile ground! There are simply many places to explore if you’re interested in meeting some of the finest older ladies in town.

If you find yourself in our place, then you can never go wrong with Downtown or West Lake. These are well-known cougar neighborhoods. Or maybe you can drop by at Practice Yoga to meet some flexible Austin cougars. There are also lots of shopping malls and organic stores for some daytime fun.

Do a quick stroll through Whole Foods, and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Or if you want more fun, we also have various restaurants and bars where older ladies go. Here they let their hair down and have a great night out. You can be just the cub they’ve been looking for!

So where are the best spots and cougar bars in Austin? If you’re interested in meeting more mature older ladies, check out our top picks! No other place in Texas compares.

The Best Places to Find Cougars in Austin

There are different ways to meet cougars in Austin, or anywhere in the world. Some men are into online dating while others prefer the old fashion way of pickup (i.e., bars and nightclubs).

That's why we designed our list to suit both tastes. Below you will find a few decent bars and clubs where you can meet Austin cougars for dates or hookups, and also we added a few "tested" online dating apps that we know are loaded with many cougars. So pick the ones you like, or try them all, and let us know how things went up for you.

Icenhauer's women watching the crowds


Icenhauer’s is one of the spots to meet Austin cougars for happy hours

We asked many of our cougar-loving friends about the best place to meet Austin cougars during happy hours and they led us to Icenheur's. The vibrant atmosphere at this venue is a real magnet for Austin cougars who often come here to unwind after a long day at the office.

We also recommend bringing cougars here on first dates. It's posh enough to satisfy her ego, but not too expensive to break your budget, so it's a win-win for you.

The Cougar Dating Apps that Actually Work in Austin

It's easy now to get a date online than at any other time in history. Tinder, Bumble, Hinge...everyone is on one or more of these apps. However, if cougars are your preferred dating dish, then these two apps are the go-to to find hookups in Austin.

Homepage of AFF

AFF has been our most reliable option to find a cougar for a fling (try it free)

Our city has a huge variety of women. Some are your typical Southern Belles, but others are wild cougars who are on the prowl. You obviously want to meet the latter if you want to get laid fast. Of all the options we’ve tried for getting into bed with hot older women, AFF (which has a great free trial) takes the cake.

Sure, you might meet women on other platforms, but there are a couple of caveats to that. For starters, a lot of the competition made for one-night stands cater to the younger crowd. Second, if you use a more general option that attracts a slightly older crowd, then you’ll run into a lot of women who want a relationship.

On AFF, we’ve found the best of both worlds. For starters, a huge percentage of AFF users are in their 30s to 40s. So that means huge odds of meeting cougars. Most importantly, everyone on here is out looking for a fling. Relationships are just a bonus, but heading to the bedroom is the sole purpose of this place.

There just isn't a faster or easier way to meet cougars who want to fool around anywhere else!

So if you’re tired of another luckless weekend at your usual club, try AFF's free trial below. We haven't found a more reliable way for guys to find a woman to take home quick.

Try AFF For Free!
If you actually want to meet single cougars who are more interested in fun in the bedroom than a long-term relationship you need to check out AFF's free trial with this link. We've spent many months testing out 100+ different options to meet cougars and AFF has consistently been the easiest way for most men.


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eHarmony is the best way to meet cougars that want relationships (try it free)

When it comes to meeting a lot of cougars in Austin 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 options 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:

Local cougars are using eHarmony daily

There are more popular platforms out there but they just don't have the cougars. eHarmony has over 33 million active members and MANY women on this site are cougars. There is no reason for a non-cougar to even consider signing up!

Instead of scrolling through hundreds of profiles hoping to find an attractive single cougar, especially one interested in dating both younger and older guys, they are all right here. It saves so much time and frustration!

A really good mix of Austin 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 options out there can be great but tend to attract a very specific type of woman.


eHarmony trial

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).

Plush gets single women in Austin in the mood to dance


Plush gets cougars in Austin in the mood to dance

Ready for some dancing with the hottest girls - and cougars - in Austin? If yes, then Plush is your perfect venue. It's a small bar but with a big social scene which makes it both intimate and buzzy at the same time. Exactly the perfect combination for a 40-something hot woman who wants to have fun without losing her cool.

Get ready to bring your dance moves, but more importantly, bring your personality along with some fun. There is ample opportunity to charm the ladies at Plush.

The Apps Dating Coaches Recommend Most To Meet Cougars

More and more older women are only using apps and sites to meet guys, especially younger guys. You need to be on at least one or two apps now if you want to get the best results you can. These are the apps that give normal guys the best success meeting cougars:

SiteOur ExperienceOur RatingFree Trial Link
Best Hookup Site Cougars
Experience Highlights
Experience Highlights
  • The best way to meet cougars for hookups by far
  • Best results for regular guys
  • Over 60 million active members
  • Not good for long-term relationships
Try AFF For Free
Best For Relationships
Experience Highlights
Experience Highlights
  • Easily the best option for long-term relationships
  • 75% of all online marriages start here
  • 70% of users meet their spouse within a year
  • In-depth signup and matching process
Try eHarmony
2nd Best For Hookups
Experience Highlights
Experience Highlights
  • 2nd best option to find hookups
  • Attracts an older crowd than most hookup apps
  • Pretty popular
  • Great free trial
Try Passion

3 Austin women hooking up with cocktails at Continental Nightclub

Top Austin Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs

Some cougars rarely party. However, when they do, they go wild and often wish that the night ends with some "extra" fun if you know what I mean.

So, it won't be a bad idea at all to hunt for cougars in bars and nightclubs. In fact, the busier the club the better because a cougar might get jealous of all the attention young girls are getting, which can be your entry point.

That's why we made you this list. They are a few of the most fun cougar bars in Austin. If you're in the mood for a good time and to meet some older ladies this is where you should try:

We also recommend that you take dancing classes. There are so many benefits to it:

  1. Your confidence improves: Self-esteem is directly proportional to the number of "special" skills you build (the more the better).
  2. Free dates: Many dancing mates end up dating because of the built-up intimacy they create while learning the moves. Imagine holding a woman closely and staring in her eyes twice a week for two hours...It's difficult not to take that steam to bed
  3. You get to show off in clubs: Women like competence. If you can do well on the dance floor then you probably will do well in bed

Cute Austin cougar drinking coffee outside Houndtooth Coffee


Meet Cougars in Austin During the Day

Many guys avoid approaching cougars during the day because they think the women will brush them off right away. The truth is, most of them won't. In fact, many cougars aren't even aware of their beauty and will take whatever compliment you say warmly. So, why not try?

We find that supermarkets and malls are the easiest places to meet cougars in Austin, especially on Mondays. They aren't usually expecting to be approached and receive compliments. And this can be your chance to sweep her off her feet if you have enough courage to say "hi."

So, if day game is your plan for meeting Austin cougars, then these are the right spots for you:

Austin cougars drinking champagne at a bar

The Guide To Cougar Dating In Austin

Almost a million people live in Austin - almost equals to both Luxembourg and Montenegro combined. So there's always something to do in the city, which can be confusing for some.

So, we decided to divide the dating venues into three categories depending on your taste, budget, and the type of woman you're dating. These categories are; flamboyant, casual, and typical.

The best places to take Austin cougars out during the night (Flamboyant)

Lounges and rooftops are fancy and portray the image of a deep-pocketed man. You can enjoy a few drinks and chat before taking your plans to the bedroom. The key is to make her feel both comfortable.

To do the first you have to: Let her talk, listen and rephrase what she says so she feels understood (they really like these things). Also share a few good stories that are both fun and put you in good light (don't tell her about the time you met a lion and shit yourself....your friends may find it fun, but she will find you weak).

To make her feel aroused: The first step is to show her dominance by teasing her, being assertive, talking loudly and good eye contact. The second step is to make her comfortable with touching you until you escalate. Maybe touch her hands while telling her a story or reading her palm, or dance with her and get a little intimate.

Once you make her feel comfortable and not-judged, you can start talking about fun topics. Maybe share a fun story you had, or ask her about her weirdest experience. If it goes well, wait till you're on a high emotional note then go for the kiss. Lean in, tell her "come here," and go for the kiss. If for any reason she tries to shit test you or ask what are you doing, don't apologize for your sexuality. Just tell her "you looked so adorable and I had to kiss you."

Live music at Parker Jazz Club where many Austin cougars hookup


These are a few activities you can do with a woman without having to go either wild or super expensive. These activities range from a casual walk in the park to a nice night at a Jazz club. We also included a dancing studio "Balance" which is one of the best in Austin. Dancing forces both of you to build familiarity and intimacy which speeds up the seduction process.

Some cougars aren't much into night activities. She might have kids or thinks she's too old to dance with you. Either way, a typical, and slightly fancy restaurant can dazzle her and improve your score.

To understand why we picked these fancy restaurants you must first be familiar with the lover/provider theory. It simply says that a woman will mate with a lover for the good genes, and stays with the provider to help her with the kids - even if they weren't his.

This means that finding the right provider may not be important to an 18 y/o chick but it's critical to almost every single cougar. They will pay more attention to how well-accomplished you are, and may reject you right away if they think you can't make them live comfortably.

A Map of All the Best Cougar Dating Spots in Austin

To make your life easier, we gathered every location where you can meet and hang out with hot Austin cougars on one single map. Find one that is close to you, and go hunt.

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