48% of people over 50 turn to online dating for a serious relationship, 26% for friendship, and 14% for casual dating.
That’s a lot of seniors looking to online dating for help, and since dating in your 50s is totally different than in your 20s, the dating sites they use should reflect that, which is where this list comes in handy. You can also check out our in-depth expert reviews of the top 4 sites here.
Those who are very serious about finding a long-term relationship should go with e Harmony.
Whether you want a deep relationship or a just a fun date, Senior People Meet is the go-to site for singles aged 60 and up because its uncomplicated design makes meeting that special someone feel convenient For seniors of the Christian faith, you’ll want to turn to Christian Mingle, where you’ll find compassionate singles who have the same values and beliefs as you do… “You don’t have to be alone” is the motto of Senior Match, and the site truly stands by that.
Having been in the online dating business for more than 14 years, Senior Match will help you find love, companionship, travel partners, and more. If age really is just a number to you, then Age Match is your best bet.
Specifically designed for older men who want to date younger women, and older women who want to date younger men, Age Match takes the shame out of May-December relationships with its open-minded atmosphere.
Known as “America’s community for everyone over 50 looking for love, friends, and adventures,” not only does 50-Plus Club provide users with potential dates actually worth their time, but the site also features groups and forums to connect and meet with like-minded people nearby.
When you round that corner into your 60s, a lot of things can change, which is why Singles Over 60 is dedicated to those who are looking for something even more specific — and they’re happy to meet those needs.
Of course, there’s no one-size-fits-all, but their number one criteron make sense to us: an emphasis in profile questions on mutual interests and honest self-representation over looks and sexual prowess. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?Check out more Senior Planet articles: How to set up your online dating profile in 4 easy steps 11 ways to quit lurking and write your online dating profile Do you have a favorite dating site?