Going out with the intent of having a good time and meeting cougars in Indianapolis makes total sense with a huge number of choices for dining and fun around the corner.
From the fancy desserts at the Gallery Pastry Shop to the beautiful gardens at the Garfield Gardens Conservancy, Indianapolis provides you with multiple options to enjoy the remarkable Hoosier culture.
Tucked in the east of Ohio, this Indiana city is without a doubt a beautiful place to spot cougars–you just have to know where to look. That’s what we’re here for. Below are places where you can meet cougars, land dates, and enjoy more shagging in our city.
The Best Places to Find Cougars in Indianapolis
In this guide, we cover over 50 spots for dating and meeting cougars in Indianapolis. But we also understand that not all readers are willing to scroll through a 4k-word guide, especially if they’re in the city for just a few days.
So before we dive into all the details, here are a few good spots – and dating apps – that we know for sure they’re loaded with hot Indianapolis cougars.
Here they are:
8 Seconds Saloon is the perfect place to bust out your dancing shoes
If you’re looking for a fun place to dance with gorgeous women, then head to 8 Seconds Saloon. 8 Seconds Saloon has one of the biggest dance floors in the city. What we like best about this place are the amazing artists that show up to perform here. If you enjoy country-western music then you’ll have fun here.
However, even if you don’t, 8 Seconds is still worth visiting. The nightclub also offers live dance lessons. So if you’re not too confident in your dance moves, you won’t have to worry. You’ll also be amongst some beginners as well. No matter what, you’ll be sure to run into some pretty older women in Indianapolis. So grab a partner and you might walk away with someone hot to have some fun with.
Where to meet cougars in Indianapolis online
If you think cougars don't use dating apps, think again, or just take a quick look at Tinder. Every woman - at least in Indianapolis - has a smartphone so it makes sense, especially in these Covid times, that more cougars use online dating to find the perfect lover/partner.
Some of the apps that we know are packed with cougars are:
Guys who just want to jump into bed need to use AFF first (try it free)
Our city is pretty amazing, but it’s definitely a little more on the conservative side. Guys who want to meet an Indianapolis cougar for a fling have a pretty tough time. That is until they use AFFr.
We don’t recommend many sites or apps for guys who are just looking for sex but when we do it’s usually AFF. We have just seen so many more guys find what they are looking for compared to the other options out there that it’s hard to recommend another app. Sure, it isn’t perfect, but it’s the best option for most guys out there right now.
This is our most dependable way to meet cougars to take home around the city!
From our experience, AFF has the most women 30+ using it and all the women on the site are looking for sex. In fact, finding a casual partner is the whole point of the site. Unlike Tinder, which is full of people in their 20's and is basically just a normal relationship site these days, AFF is more focused on sex.
Guys looking for cougars in Indianapolis should check out their free trial and see the women available in their area. Spend a little time online, check out the Indianapolis cougar bars on our list and try out other great places for sexy Indianapolis meetups. When you do all three, you’re sure to have a blast!
eHarmony is our favorite Indianapolis cougar dating site (try it now)
There are several great options to meet cougars in Indianapolis when you're going out but you only have so much time and money you can spend. If you REALLY want to meet a lot of single cougars you need to be smart and efficient with your time. That means checking out eHarmony's trial offer.
A lot of cougars have stopped spending time in bars and clubs and ONLY meeting single guys online. They're busy too and being able to connect with men, especially when they want to date younger guys, makes their life (and your life) a LOT easier.
If you haven't tried out online dating yet to meet cougars you're missing out on a TON of opportunities!
There are a few reasons why we've found eHarmony to be the best option for most guys and why it's at the top of our rankings for the best cougar dating apps and sites:
You won't find more Indianapolis cougars on any other site or app
There are other options out there that have more people using them but actually finding single cougars can be very time-consuming. Even if you find attractive women over 35 using them you never really know if they're interested in dating younger guys.
With eHarmony, many woman using it is VERY open to dating both younger and older guys and they aren't afraid to show it! No other option out there has more REAL COUGARS that you can actually meet up with.
Younger guys won't do better anywhere else
eHarmony is great for older guys who want to date cougars but younger guys will be especially pleased with it. There is still a big stigma with women about dating younger guys in a lot of places and eHarmony does a great job of making women feel comfortable with their desires.
No other option comes anywhere close to being as effective for guys who want to date older women!
Instead of worrying that the woman you're messaging MIGHT be interested in a younger guy you know she is. Don't be surprised if you actually get older women messaging you first for once either!
These women actually want to meet up and there's a great variety
It doesn't matter how many people are using an app or site if all the women are just there for attention. Most of the bigger free apps out there are filled with time-wasting women who just want to collect compliments.
In our experience, the women on eHarmony are MUCH more engaged and actually want to meet guys in person. Why else would they use such a specific site? There is also a great mix of women who want short-term fun and those who want an actual relationship. You can pick and choose.
If you haven't tried out eHarmony's great trial you absolutely should. It's a great experience for most guys and a combination of time spend in our favorite places on this list and eHarmony is a recipe for success!
Casba Bar is a fun little spot to dance with hot Indianapolis cougars
If you’re not into the country music scene, then Casba Bar should be your next go-to. This fun nightclub located in Broad Ripple hosts lots of different DJs. You’ll hear music from all different genres. You can dance to reggae, soca, salsa, merengue, dancehall, and hip-hop music. It’s one of the most high-energy clubs we’ve been to!
We’ve met some of the sexiest women here as well. They’re always looking for their next dance partner. Since the spot is a hole-in-the-wall type of place, you’ll meet some pretty interesting singles here.
So come prepared to dance with lots of different women. The drinks are great too, so you won’t have to approach that cutie too sober, either.
Top Indianapolis Cougar Bars and Cougar Clubs
Meeting cougars in Indianapolis can be a little bit tricky. Not because cougars differ from younger women, they all share the same feminine energy after all. It’s because cougars don’t often go to busy bars and clubs.
She may hit a downtown venue from time to time, but most of the time cougars will hand out either in really expensive bars or their local pubs that are a few blocks away from where they live.
Like in these places:
- Raceway Pub - 9104 Crawfordsville Rd
- The Northside Social - 6525 N College Ave
- Blind Owl Brewery - 5014 E 62nd St
- Mesh - 725 Massachusetts Ave
- The Rathskeller - 401 E Michigan St
- Liberty Street - 653 Massachusetts Ave
- Union 50 - 620 N East St
- Mucky Duck - 4425 Southport Crossing Dr
- Spoke & Steele - 123 Illinois St
- Rick's Cafe Boatyard - 4050 Dandy Trail
- Slippery Noodle - 372 S Meridian St
- Louie's Wine Dive - 16 S Bemiston Ave, Clayton
The above list had a cool mix of bars, pubs, and clubs. Make sure you bring you’re A-game to the venue.
Unless you’re really that good-looking, she will probably tease you a little about your age, job, or verbal skills.
So be ready for some spiced-up conversations and don’t lose your cool.
Meet Cougars in Indianapolis During the Day
Gyms, malls, grocery stores, and coffeeshops…A cougar will visit these places more than a bar on a Saturday night, o why not look for them there?
Makes sense, isn't it?
Below are some of the busiest places to meet cougars in Indianapolis during the day:
- Starbucks - 1420 N Capitol Ave
- Saffron Café - 621 Fort Wayne Ave
- Castleton Square - 6020 E 82nd St
- Circle Centre Mall - 49 W Maryland St
- Peak Fitness - 5028 E 62nd St
- Get Fit - 7140 E Washington St
- Latin Expressions - 502 N Capitol Ave 2nd floor
In the above list, I included a few good gyms, cafes, and some malls. I also added a dancing studio, which by the way, is my favorite way to meet women of all ages.
Make sure you warm up a little before approaching the woman you like. Try saying hi to a bunch of strangers, strike up a conversation with cashiers and baristas build up energy as you approach hot cougars. This will put you in the right state to talk to women without fidgeting or stuttering.
The Guide to Cougar Dating in Indianapolis
Now that we told you where to meet them, it's time to show you where to take out hot Indianapolis cougars.
We divided these places into three categories depending on the goal of the relationship and the type of the woman.
Here's how it goes:
If you just want to keep it casual take her to a lounge
If you want to hook up with her on the first date then start the night with a cool bar or lounge close to your place. It should be cool enough to share some stories but also quiet enough so you can talk without interruption.
Here are some of the cool bars to take Indianapolis cougars out:
- The Rooftop Garden - 1105 Prospect St
- Pivot Bar and Balcony - 130 S Pennsylvania St
- Plat 99 - 333 Delaware St
- Livery - 720 N College Ave
- 3UP - 201 W Main St, Carme
- 247 SkyBar - 247 S Meridian St
If you're more serious about dating her try a comedy club, piano bar, or fun activity
If you're looking for a long-term partner or one of you is worried about their first-date bedroom act, then you can try one of these cool activities just so you can know each other better. Here they are:
- The Jazz Kitchen - 5377 N College Ave
- Chatterbox Jazz Club - 435 Massachusetts Ave
- Helium Comedy Club - 10 W Georgia St
- Crackers Comedy Club - 207 N Delaware St
- Royal Pin Woodland - 3421 E 96th St
- Holliday Park - 6363 Spring Mill Rd
- Eagle Creek Park - 7840 W 56th St
- The Indianapolis Museum of Art - 4000 N Michigan Rd
If she's very old school you can always do a dinner date
Some women love fancy restaurants. If that's your woman then she's probably old school or she just wants to brag to her friends about where you took her to her friend. Either way, we got you covered.
Here are some of the best romantic restaurants for dating cougars in Indianapolis:
- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse - 117 E Washington St
- The Eagle's Nest - 1 S Capitol Ave
- Livery - 720 N College Ave
- Cooper's Hawk - 3815 E 96th St
- Vida - 601 E New York St
A Map of all the Best Cougar Dating Spots in Indianapolis
To make your life easier, and because we love you, here's a map of all our top spots for dating and meeting cougars in Indianapolis....all in one place. Enjoy.
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