– A mandatory detailed questionnaire to establish a member’s detailed profile
– A photo and background information should be required
– Detailed demographic data of the site’s members should be available before joining
– Multiple safety features, including background checks and fraud protection
– A variety of communication methods, such as personal messages, email, app messages or text messages
– Should be free to search and if possible, a free trial period. Monthly membership costs should be under $30 per month.
The following listed online dating sites have at least most of the above mentioned features, plus they have a large number of members overall and a reasonable number of senior members, a variety of options available, are easy to use and fair pricing.
This is a dating site designed for singles over 50 years old and has been rated as the best one that is senior specific. Since all members on OurTime are over 50, you won’t have to worry about screening by age, making it easier to use and saving you time. The site offers search abilities with many different criteria.
There are lots of options for connecting, including being able to “like” people, and the site will keep an easy to use record of who you liked, and who liked you. Members are also provided with 10 hand-picked daily matches.
Membership cost starts at $17.96 per month with a six-month plan.
This is another senior dating site designed especially for singles 50 and over and membership is restricted to this age group. Silver Singles offers a free membership option, where you can view other members’ profiles and to check out who lives in your location. A special feature available to paid members is their “matching algorithm” – that searches other members profiles and information, for matches based on lifestyle and views that are similar to yours. This is also accomplished through their online personality test, which identifies views, values, and preferences.
Full featured membership cost starts at $12.95 per month with a 12-month plan.
One of the largest and most famous dating sites, eHarmony has over 33 million members. While it’s not a senior dating site specifically, with their large number of members, you are sure to find someone in your age range.
Instead of the normal search function that other sites use, all new eHarmony members complete an extensive questionnaire that takes around 45 minutes to complete. Then their unique search algorithms will match members with other members who should be the best fit – up to 10 at a time. There is a 17 year track record of success and happy clients with this method. Their system will also provide you with up to 30 close matches to explore if you wish.
Membership cost starts at $19.95 per month with a 12-month plan.
As its name implies, this dating site is designed for single practicing Catholics, looking for others of the same faith and lifestyle. Although it is categorized as a dating site, the focus is on meaningful relationships and marriage. A nice feature of CatholicMatch is that they also organize in-person singles events across the country.
Their free membership level allows full search capability, so seniors who are interested in this site can check it out before they pay for a full membership. Full feature paid membership starts at $12.99 per month with a six-month plan.
This site is similar in how they work to eHarmony, with the major difference being that their focus is on single professional people who are searching for a serious long term relationship. The majority of Elite Singles membership base is aged 35 – 55, so this site is suitable for younger seniors in the 50 – 55 age range.
Membership cost starts at $19.99 a month with a 12-month plan.
JDate is a large and famous dating site for Jewish singles looking to meet and match up with others of their faith. With over two million members, Jewish seniors have got a good chance of finding someone both in their age range and their locality. Their member profiles include not only the regular personal information, but also particular religious beliefs and practices.
In addition to their search features, JDate also provides “Daily Matches” to their members. Free membership allows searching and marking favorites. Full feature paid membership cost starts at $19.99 per month with a six-month plan.