Comparative Study of Senior Dating Sites
Today, millions of British people use dating websites and apps to find a partner or a friend. As demand is high and everyone’s criteria is unique, many of these websites have begun to specialize in order to provide their users with exactly what they are looking for.This is the case with senior dating networks. The number of these specialist sites aimed at a more mature demographic has dramatically increased over the last decade. As their name suggests, they are exclusively dedicated to men and women over 40 (or 50, depending on the site concerned) who are looking for a relationship or a friendship. But how exactly to choose between all of these senior dating websites can be rather complicated.To help you make your choice and finally meet the perfect match, read on to find out the prices of different dating sites for people over 50, as well as their advantages and how they work.
What are the dating sites for people over 50?In the UK, there are plenty of dating sites for men and women over 50, whether they are mature singles searching for a partner or simply looking for new friends. On all of these sites, joining, creating a profile and searching other profiles is free. The benefits of a free membership may also include the use of an online chat feature and a forum, as well as the ability to send winks to other users. However, access to services is limited. On most dating sites, you must pay a subscription fee in order to be able to send and reply to messages from all members, use the private chat or the advanced search.
MatureDatingUK.comHow it works: The website was created for mature singles looking for a partner in the UK. You can register for free by creating a profile where you briefly describe yourself. The website advises you to add a profile picture to get more views. You can then browse profiles as a guest or basic member. However, this status gives you limited access to the services. To use the online chat, send messages and reply to other members, you must subscribe and become a paid member.
Price: Searching and browsing through profiles is free. To become a paid member, there are different subscription packages: £2.97 for a 3-day trial into a monthly, £19.99 for 1 month, £39.99 for 3 months and £59.94 for 6 months.
Members: The site has 3 million members and 14,000 followers on Facebook.
OurtimeHow it works: The website is exclusively dedicated to singles aged 50 and over. Registering, creating your 50+ single profile and browsing profiles is free of charge. You can search profiles by age, gender, location, distance, and postcode. You can also filter results by online status, appearance, occupation or hobbies or choose to only select members with photos. Additionally, you can use Matchaffinity to help you find more compatible matches.
Price: Registering and creating a profile is free. To access all the services, as well as send and reply to messages, you must subscribe: 1 month costs £29.99, 3 months 83.97 and 6 months will set you back £113.94.
Members: 1.4 million people visit the site each month.
50plus-club.co.ukHow it works: This website helps you connect with other senior men and women looking for a relationship or friendship. After creating a profile, you can join for free and browse profiles. You can also use the forum for seniors, get to know other members via the online chat and read the site's e-zine. Additionally, you can join one of the local groups organised by the site with the aim of meeting other seniors, whether this is simply to have a chat or to participate in some activities.
Basic members can contact premium members and reply to incoming messages. You must become a premium member to contact and be contacted by every member, use the private chat, see who has viewed your profile and have your profile displayed at the top of the search results.
Price: Joining and viewing profiles is free. To use all services, you must become a premium member: this costs 29,95€ for 1 month, 74,85€ for 3 months (24,95€ per month), 119,70€ for 6 months (19,95€ per month), and 179,40€ for 12 months (14,95€ per month).
Members: There are over 500,000 members.
Seniorfishdating.co.ukHow it works: Just like with the others, this dating site focuses on mature men and women looking for a partner. Registering, creating a profile, adding a photo and searching matches by location is free. Basic members can also create a favourites list and send winks to other members. You must subscribe as a full member to send and reply to all messages, use the online chat, see who has viewed your profile, add more photos to your profile, and create and read dating diaries.
Price: Joining is free. Subscription fees are unavailable.
Members: There are thousands of members.
Seniormatch.comHow it works: This site is dedicated to senior dating and doesn’t allow members under the age of 30. After creating your profile as a free member, add pictures and describe your search criteria. You can browse profiles and filter the results by age, region, and gender.
Free members can also create a favourites list and send winks. They also receive an alert by email when another user adds them as a favourite, sends a message or winks. Finally, they are also able to reply to messages sent by gold members. However, you must subscribe as a gold member if you wish to send emails to all members, use the online chat and do an advanced search.
Price: Creating and browsing profiles is free. To access all services, you must become a gold member: this costs $29.95 for a month, $59.95 for 3 months ($19.95 per month), and $95.95 for 6 months (about $15.95 per month).
Members: Over 500,000 members.
Singlesover50.co.ukHow it works: This dating website is targeted specifically at over 50s. Free members can create a profile, add a photo, browse profiles by location, create a favourites list and send unlimited winks. They can also receive an alert if another member adds them to their favourites list, winks at them or sends a message. Full members can send and receive private messages, use the online chat and see who has viewed their profile.
If you’re looking for singles over 40 instead, you can use singlesover40.co.uk. If you’re searching for women and men over 60, choose singlesover60.co.uk.
Price: Joining is free. Subscription costs are not available.
Members: over 600,000 members across the country.
SilverSingles.comHow it works: This dating site allows singles over 50 to browse profiles in order to find love. A thorough personality test and a matchmaking service help users to find a compatible match. All profiles are verified manually.
You can become a basic member for free, which allows you to join the community, create your profile, view profiles and complete the personality test (which will detail your age, education, occupation, lifestyle, beliefs, preferences, what you’re looking for in a partner, etc.). After completing the questionnaire, you can receive recommended profiles. However, communication with the other users is limited.
As a premium member, you have unlimited access to other profiles and photographs and you can send messages and reply to other premium members without restriction. You can also add more details to your dating profile.
Price: Basic membership is free. Premium membership costs $12.95/month for 12 months, $17.95/month for 6 months, $29.95/month for 3 months.
Members: Not available.
2seniors.co.ukHow it works: This dating website is dedicated to seniors over 40 looking for a serious relationship or friendship. Signing in is easy and all profiles are verified manually. After creating your profile, add a photo and a brief description of yourself. You can then start browsing profiles for free. The guide section and the blog provide dating and relationship advice, as well as cover topics that directly concern senior people.
You can decide to remain a free visitor member or become a privileged member. Free membership allows you to send winks and messages to other members, as well as to use the 2Seniors forum and the online chat. However, if you want to access more services, you must become a paid member.
Price: Signing up and using a visitor subscription is 100% free. To access all services, you must become a privileged member: this costs 15€ for a month, 29€ for 3 months (9,66€ per month) or 49€ for 6 months (equal to 8,16€ per month).