If you are interested in dating older women, Chinese cougars are an absolutely great choice because there are lots of them.
It’s common for Chinese women to be pressured about marriage. Otherwise, they might be considered Sheng Nu--which means “leftover woman” in Mandarin. However, as the culture becomes more modernized, more Chinese women than ever are opting to stay unmarried. While some Chinese women opt to get married before turning 27, more and more women prefer to wait and focus on their careers first. The result is a multitude of successful, single Chinese older women!
With that in mind, we also know that you are here because you want to know where you can find a Chinese cougar. It doesn’t matter what city you live in. These pointers apply to all the main cities and even many small ones. Without further ado, check out the list of cougar hotspots below!
Where We Meet Chinese Cougars
Here are some suggestions from our team:
Visit Chinese art galleries for sophisticated cougars
If you’re after cultured Chinese cougars, you can meet plenty of them by visiting Chinese art galleries and exhibits. From installations by modern artists like Ai Weiwei to ancient calligraphy, there’s a lot to discover in Chinese art. You’ll be even more fascinated with the older women who’ll come your way.
You can check on your local museum’s featured exhibits every now and then. Alternatively, depending on where you live, consider following organizations such as the Canada China Art Association. These often give event recommendations nearby, including art fairs and workshops that you can easily join.
There are galleries and exhibits too all over with a huge focus on Chinese art. The China Institute Gallery in New York has over 1000 exhibits, and you can connect fast with a Chinese cougar through gallery tours and even film clubs. Some of these even come with a teahouse. So once you establish some chemistry with a gorgeous older woman, the two of you can take it to a deeper level amidst food and drink.
AFF is best for guys who want to take things to the bedroom ASAP (try it free)
These days, there seems to be an app for everything. It’s one of the many conveniences we have. But it can also be overwhelming, particularly when it comes to dating apps. If you’re just looking for something physical, it can be especially challenging to navigate the apps and figure out what the Chinese cougars on there are really after. Unless you're using our favorite, AFF.
This is the site you need to try if you are thinking about trying one. When it comes to success for average guys nothing else we have seen really comes close. There are no guarantees (any site that does that is a scam). But we have seen the best results from AFF and think you will as well.
It is well worth your time to spend a few minutes setting up a free profile and checking out the options you have in your area. The women who are most motivated to actually meet up tend to use this site. So you won’t run into many fake profiles or women just looking to collect compliments from guys.
Meeting Chinese cougars for no-strings fun doesn't get any easier than with AFF in our experience.
AFF is the best option we’ve seen if you just want some action. This is particularly true if you’re looking for older women. They have the largest number of women age 35+ and all of the women on there want some fun.
You might be wondering, “what about Tinder?” That’s a great question, and Tinder has certainly made a name for itself as a go-to app for casual relationships. The thing with Tinder is that most of its female users are under 30. We’ve also found that some of the women on Tinder can be a bit squirrely about what they’re looking for, whether it’s serious or short-term. On AFF, you already know your matches want. They even offer a free trial so you can check them out first.
Learn Mandarin and impress Chinese cougars
While many Chinese cougars are well-versed in English, it would be a huge advantage if you knew some Mandarin too. In fact, you can meet gorgeous Chinese cougars by taking a Mandarin class. She might be a teacher there, or she can even be a classmate who wants to reconnect with her heritage. Language centers offering Mandarin classes also usually have cultural activities that can expand your circle and your dating life.
Because Mandarin is challenging to learn, you can ask her to help you out with it or practice some conversation with you. This can be an effective way to segue into a date! Keep it casual while still gauging her level of interest. If she’s eager for your company, then you can have a very romantic time together.
Being familiar with Mandarin might also make you more likable among her friends and family if you’re looking to date seriously. In any case, it can be a huge gateway to interacting with more Chinese people in general--and mingling with more Chinese cougars.
eHarmony is a great option for long-term relationships with Chinese cougars (try it here)
To all the guys out there trying to meet neighborhood cougars IRL: how’s that search going? Based on personal experience, we’re guessing it’s not that great, and believe us, we’ve been there!
Single older women have a LOT going on. They have busy careers, active social lives and they just don’t tend to have a lot of time to “hang out” and meet guys. What they DO make the time for, however, is online dating and eHarmony is where we’ve had the best luck finding them. There’s even a solid trial and we encourage you to check that out here.
After trying out all the competitive sites and apps out there we've confident that most guys will have the best results with eHarmony, especially if they want something more long-term.
One of the many reasons eHarmony is so popular with single older women is that the site has a really sophisticated matching process. Most women ages 35+ (and there are a LOT of them on eHarmony) have been around the block a few times. So they aren’t interested in anything overly casual.
Apps like Tinder let members get away with just posting a couple of pictures. So it can be challenging to get to know users beyond a surface level. With eHarmony, on the other hand, users must make time to fill out a detailed profile to become members. This allows eHarmony to match people up based on true compatibility. So members who are looking for something a little more serious aren’t having their time wasted.
To further illustrate just how effective the site is at matching compatible singles, just take a look at these numbers (they don’t lie!):
- 75% of ALL marriages that start online start on eHarmony. There are literally thousands of dating sites out there, so this figure is insane.
- Tons of single cougars are using the site AND finding quality matches (over 33 million active members use the site, and 15 million matches are created there every day!)
- Most men and women who stay on the site will meet their spouses within a year (approximately 69% of men and 71% of women)
It’s easy to see why eHarmony is so popular. But we don’t want you to take our word for it. If you’re ready to take your dating life to the next level and match with cougars who KNOW what they want, take advantage of the trial now. You’ll never know what you’re missing out on if you don’t try something new!
Join Chinese cougars in Tai Chi classes
Cougars tend to be into wellness because they’re health-conscious and they want to maintain a sexy body as they scout for younger men. Many Chinese cougars opt for more gentle forms of fitness such as tai chi. Conveniently, it’s common for tai chi classes to be offered alongside yoga classes. So you’ll be encountering a steady stream of cougars when you do attend.
Like yoga, tai chi is also a mind-body discipline where you make flowing movements coordinated with your breath. It’s widely practiced in China, and you’ll spot people getting up early in the morning to do tai chi together at a local park. Tai chi is usually fairly gentle. But there’s also the more aggressive martial arts variety that involves sparring with a partner.
Being into tai chi will automatically score you points with a Chinese cougar with the same class. She’ll appreciate that you’re open to her interests and you care about wellness too. You’ll feel more relaxed after class. So take advantage of the good vibes and try your hand at getting a Chinese cougar to fall for you!
Have lunch at your local Chinese restaurant
This is one of the most popular strategies. Chinese women appreciate good, authentic Chinese food. So going to one is a great strategy for both your dating life and your tastebuds.
Weekend brunch or lunch is the best time to meet these women because they are usually looking to unwind after a long week at work. They also typically come in groups. This makes them more approachable. Because women feel safer in numbers, you usually don’t have to worry about looking creepy.
Some good ones you might find in your city include San Tung and Din Tai Fung Dumpling House. You can even check out the more upscale restaurants in big cities. But if you want real, authentic Chinese food and lots of cougars to meet, go to Chinatown and head to the noisiest, busiest restaurant. This is where the good food is!
Do your shopping at Chinese grocery stores
Older Chinese women have a taste for the familiar. So they tend to shop at Chinese or Asian grocery stores. Picking up women while shopping isn’t that difficult to begin with. But it is a lot easier at a specialized grocery store. Unfamiliar items surround you, and you can leverage this to start conversations with women. Most women aren’t expecting to meet someone while shopping for groceries, so you can get a casual chat going quickly.
You will find plenty of Asian or Chinese grocery stores in your city. Some of the big names include H-Mart, Shun Fat Supermarket and 99 Ranch Market. Even your small family-owned Asian store will do if you can’t find any of these in your city.
Explore Chinatown to meet Chinese cougars
You can find a Chinatown in almost any city in the country. Chinatown is what it sounds like--lots of Chinese people gather here. Weekend afternoons are an excellent time to peruse the stores and restaurants and get a taste of what the “real” China is all about. This is also a good opportunity to meet single Chinese cougars. You can also scout for the more common places to meet a cougar here, just with a Chinese twist.
Many Chinese people prefer to buy from their own, which is why Chinese businesses are so successful. There are many events happening in Chinatown too throughout the year. Research what is going on and based on what interests you, drop by to mingle with all kinds of women.
On top of this, Chinatown attracts Asian women who aren’t necessarily Chinese. You might be surprised to meet women from other cultures as well!
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Pick up ping-pong as a sport
If you watch the Olympics, you know that Chinese dominate the ranks in table tennis (the professional term for the sport). This game is revered in China so it is only natural that older women looking to exert themselves physically would visit the local club.
You don’t even have to be good at the sport to join in the fun. You can sharpen your ping-pong skills and meet cougars at the same time. You’ll likely need to pair up. So this is a great way to start a conversation organically and take it from there. This environment is easygoing and playful, which helps your pick-up game.
Attend the Chinese New Year festival
The Chinese New Year is usually around the end of January to mid-February. The date varies from one year to the next. So find out when it’ll be happening this year. New Year’s Eve is the best time to look for cougars because festivities are already beginning in earnest. There is likely going to be a festival if there is a sizable Chinese community in your town. You can’t miss one in a big city!
There are countless older women at these festivals looking to have fun. Expect plenty of excitement and alcohol flowing around so inhibitions are reduced. The Chinese celebrate their New Year with a bang. So you are going to have a great time marveling at all the different costumes, dragons and cultural dances and festivities. You might even have better luck finding single women because the New Year is an auspicious day for singles!
Have drinks at a Chinese bar
Find out where your local Chinese bars are and head down there on a Friday or Saturday evening. Bars are the next best places to meet women apart from a cougar dating site. Chinese cougars usually prefer upscale bars where the crowd tends to be open-minded and a woman drinking alone isn’t considered taboo. We have to warn you that the Chinese drinking culture is contradictory.
Chinese women in general love a man who can drink lots of alcohol. At the same time, they loathe drunkenness and obnoxious behavior. If you can hold your drink, you’ll impress Chinese women. This opportunity is perfect to relive your college days. Just be mindful of how much alcohol you’re consuming so you don’t embarass yourself.
Sing your heart out at a karaoke bar
Chinese and karaoke is a long-running joke, but Asians in general love karaoke. They do it a little differently, which is even better for you. Chinese karaoke is less about sounding good and more about having fun. You don’t have to be a good singer to have a splendid time.
Chinese karaoke is also a private affair. It typically involves renting a private karaoke room. So you don’t have to worry about looking stupid in front of a group of strangers. This scenario is where your Chinese friends come in. Ask where and when they go out for karaoke and join them. You are very likely going to meet a cougar there.
Experience Chinese culture at a tea house
If you like culture and decorum, you can still meet Chinese cougars. Tea rooms are great places to learn more about Chinese culture. How they pour the tea is a ceremony in itself. And it’s an experience worth having.
The tea also typically accompanies games, usually mahjong, which is good news for you. It’s an easy way to talk to women without needing one-liners or witty pickup lines. Carry some extra cash because playing for money is very common at tea houses and in Chinese circles in general.
Immerse in Chinese history in your city
If you are a history fanatic or you like to learn new things in your downtime, you can leverage that to meet Chinese cougars. Find out about the Chinese Historical Society of America in your city. The institution hosts incredible plays and displays that are both entertaining and educational. These usually attract a particular type of Chinese older woman. You’ll typically find second- or third-generation Chinese-American cougars who want to learn more about their culture.
These women strike a delicate balance between Eastern values and temperaments and Western wordiness and flexibility. What we are trying to say is this type of woman would be happy to take care of you while being ready to party until the wee hours of the morning.
Let loose at a high-end nightclub
Nightclubs are fertile ground for cougar-hunting, and finding older Chinese women is no different. Chinese women are generally concerned about how they’re perceived. So you will rarely see them at your local rave. Instead, they prefer upscale nightclubs where she is least likely to run into her college-age nephew.
Find the hottest and most exclusive club in your city and take a friend. These cougars tend to party in groups, so a wingman will be very useful.
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