A cougar chat room is any site with chat capability where older women can chat with significantly younger men. The purpose of these sites is usually to promote hook-ups between younger men and older women.
“Cougar” is a slang term for women who are 40 or older who pursue younger men, usually for sexual relations. The age difference is typically considered to be 10 or more years, with 10 or less being socially acceptable. Women described as “cougars” are sexually aggressive and purposely on the prowl for younger men who may be the same age as their own children. This can include mothers who go after their daughters’ boyfriends and view such relationships as sexual conquests.
Sites that promote having chat rooms dedicated to “cougars” facilitate bringing younger men and older women together. Such sites are meant to promote flirting and hook-ups, as the women are often looking for short-term flings. The younger men who frequent cougar chat rooms are interested in the experiences of older women and are typically sexually attracted to them as well. By having members join, the sites ensure that both parties are interested in such activities and offer a sort of “safe haven” for them to communicate.