Kelly, a 73-year-old grandmother, decided to join a cougar dating app five years ago. She found the app Cougar Life and set up a profile. On the first day, she received more than 20 interests, which made her feel happy and nervous. She explained that she liked dating younger men because they had an open-minded attitude and didn't expect her to do all the traditional "female" tasks.
She also found them physically attractive, and their energy levels were higher. Kelly had formed long-lasting connections with some men on the app. She emphasized that she wanted more than just sex and enjoyed spending time with them, even if it was just watching a football game or having lunch. Kelly's loved ones were supportive, and she wanted to debunk the misconception that the app had a sexual overtone.