But with promising new sites launching all the time, it’s becoming easier to navigate the landscape and find the right fit for you, whether you’re looking for companionship, a lifelong lover or a fun date for the weekend.
Here are our dating site picks for seniors, 2104 (see our earlier picks here).
We’ve tested the big sites, as well as some promising newcomers.
A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.
With an unpaid membership you can’t see profile photos, though you can see some details about a person.
You must fill out the complete questionnaire and then go through the three levels of what e Harmony calls a “guided communication” with a prospective partner whom e Harmony has chosen for you – this communication is an exchange of questions, then a round of makes/breaks and finally a series of questions designed to dig deeper.
The site’s algorithm is based on six qualities that include Who’s it good for Singles looking for marriage or long-term relationships.
The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.
Check it out at Match is one of the most well-known and widely used dating sites for all ages; roughly 30 percent of users are age 50 or over according to a recent article; no data is available for number of users over 60.Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.As with e Harmony, unsubscribing is reported to be difficult.Cost .99 a month for 6 months, with discounts for first time users.