First off, all payments only are in pounds (UK$), thus skewing how I can report the affordability of the site.

It's about middle-of-the-road cost-wise, depending on the exchange rate.

p.m.: Horrified that I’ve spent two hours mindlessly scanning this stupid site.

Think it might be time to abandon my experiment with online dating.

I’m hoping for one of those nights where he’s too drunk to get it up so I am spared the noise.

p.m.: The familiar loud thumping of my roommate’s headboard slamming against our shared wall as her boyfriend frantically pounds out his three minutes of glory.

I’m distracted by how many empty beer cans are on the table and by how much I can’t believe she’s with this guy: not handsome, not in shape, not employed, and not in control of his drinking problem. p.m.: My roommate and her boyfriend get ready to go to sleep in the bedroom next door.

Everything can be heard through our paper-thin walls.

a.m.: After several furtive glances confirming that she wasn’t actually looking at someone else, I tell myself I should to talk to this girl, which of course I don’t.

Spend the rest of the ride rationalizing and debating with myself why I didn’t talk to her. 11 p.m.: Get home after dinner and drinks with a friend to find my roommate and her recent boyfriend hanging out in the living room.

More » The cheapest and priciest option listed here (-40/month with credits; free for cougars), Cougar Life also sports the most confusing payment options, similar to Lavalife.

In a nutshell, you buy a month-long membership and then will need additional credits to do anything of use on the site.

More » While go Cougar looks different (smart, sleek and fun), they also share a database with Hot or Not, which includes other cougar dating sites like Ageless Love—making it a bit tricky for me to review in this category. Because Hot or Not is a completely different kind of site, more geared towards people wanting a quick interaction, instead of specifically looking for someone to date.