Online Dating and Seniors – a Perfect Match

February 23, 2018

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Not only are they growing increasingly more active in all spheres of life, including, sports, business and traveling, they are also the fastest growing segment of the booming online dating community! Seniors are delving into adventure as the active period of life in developed countries is increased by as much as two decades.

Life transforms people, changes their priorities and brings different values in the forefront. Dating and getting newly married are becoming more common among older people, but dating over 50 definitely has its very own distinct characteristics. Companionship generally prevails over romance, although the latter is also most certainly in the picture for many. Both short-term and long-term dating goals may change significantly.

Opportunities to meet people are not necessarily reduced for retirees, on the contrary, with no need to go to the same workplace every day, one may choose from a number of venues to pass time, and meet a variety of others who share their interests. These places may include sporting events, lectures, book clubs, fitness clubs, museums, traveling groups, classes, and, well, who said that dating websites aren’t made for seniors?

You already have a list of your favorite offline places, but may not be aware of online gathering spots. Here’s our overview of senior-friendly dating sites.

Match.com

The most popular dating website in the United States for any age, period. An incredibly numerous user base and 20+ years of operations probably make this site responsible for the most online romance successes in the country. User-friendly interface is combined with lots of features to help you navigate your future.

  • 17 million users, 2.5 million of them are seniors.
  • $20.99/month with a 12-month membership, $26.99 with a 3-month membership.

Our time.com

A fast-growing dating website that targets exclusively the 50+ age group looking for serious relationships and deeper connections. The sign-up process is easy and user-friendly, and the search features are extensive.

  • This is one of the more popular senior dating websites, with an impressive 1.4 million visits monthly.
  • $23.99/month with 1-month membership, $11.99/month with a 6-month membership

Silver Singles

Not as hugely popular, it is still a favorite senior dating website, which unites tens of thousands of singles from around the world – the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, France, etc. The website comes up with 3-7 potential matches per day for you to consider.

  • 85 000 monthly hits.
  • $12.95/month with a 12-month membership, $29.95/month for a 3-month membership

 

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eHarmony

Geared towards all ages, this website claims to account for as many as 4% of US marriages. A comprehensive personality test allows the system to find the best compatible matches for you.

  • 4.1 million monthly hits.
  • From $21.95/month with a 12-month membership to $58.95 for a 1-month membership.

There are numerous other options, and once you find the one that you like, the rest is far from complicated. Make sure that you are ready for this step, write a killer profile, keep an open mind, be reasonably careful (just as you’d want your child to be) and don’t give up. It’s statistically unlikely that you’ll find Mr. Perfect at first attempt, but do keep in mind that a longitudinal study conducted between 2005 and 2012 in the United States over 30% of marriages started with online dating. This is a truly impressive number, and in any case, it proves that it’s possible to find whoever you’re looking for – whether a travel companion, a fellow theater connoisseur or your future spouse. Another optimistic piece of data is that the number of senior marriages is growing steadily, so don’t hold back and let yourself experience this side of the ever-changing life.

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