According to experts, many single older adults increasingly feel that their love lives are pretty much over because the pickings are either slim or none. Middle-aged women especially believe their male peers are cherry-picking younger females to date. The upshot is that many folks on the other side of 50 with no relationship prospects in sight have thrown up their hands to the Lord, and feel condemned to live alone for the rest of their lives. Well, the prospect of dating and finding love does not have to be all doom and gloom!
People over the age of 50 represent the fastest growing demographic in online dating. Folks who are looking for love should try dipping a toe back into the dating pool by looking for love on the net. Keep in mind, however, that the top criteria when seeking a mate online must include mutual interests which should take precedence over physical appearance and any mentions of sexual prowess. The sites should also be senior-friendly and offer a no-hassle online experience.
We’ve scoured the web and found dating sites that will appeal to the 50 and over set, so go ahead, jump in, the water is just fine…
- eHarmony.com: offers a good compatibility matching system, must answer 80 multiple-choice questions then experts send you matches via email, great mix of people from all walks of life, the site has an overall religious Christian feel, promo $13.95 for six months
- OurTime.com: easy-breezy navigation, simple multiple-choice questions, offers same-sex romantic connections; free sign-up
- SeniorBlackPeopleMeet.com: intuitive search options, live chat, free trial browsing, three months for $12.99
- OKCupid.com: might not look it but it’s senior-friendly, a mix of fun and a few bizarre Q&A-based questions, easy to maneuver, six months free with lots of distracting ads, $14.95 for six months sans the annoying ads
- Match.com: over 17 million subscribers and 2.5 million of them are seniors, online guidance, same-sex romantic connections, free browsing, $19.99 for six months including Match.com mobile
- BlackBabyBoomerMeet.com: free browsing, easy site navigation, super quick profile set up, $19.95 a month subscription
- Datingforseniors.com: sign-up with no hassle, free browsing, send flirts, same-sex romantic connections, free basic membership