The 5 Best Dating Sites If You're Over 60, According to Experts
You won't have trouble finding an age-appropriate match on these dating sites.
Finding love—or, hey, even just a fling—is never easy. But as anyone who's dated later in life knows, it gets more challenging with each decade. Gone are the days when you could hit up your local watering hole or gym and find an age-appropriate match. Now, you're more likely to have to put in the work. Fortunately, online dating can help. Not sure which platform to use? Read on to hear from relationship experts and therapists about the best dating sites if you're over 60. They're easy to navigate and are filled with singles in their seventh decade.
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The Best Dating Sites If You're Over 60
Launched in 2000, eHarmony has stood the test of time. Perhaps because it's been around so long, it has many more senior users. Plus, it's good at what it does.
"The site offers a comprehensive personality questionnaire that helps users find those who align with their values, interests, and personalities," says Megan Harrison, licensed marriage and family therapist at Couples Candy. "eHarmony also offers personalized matches based on the results of the questionnaire, which can help seniors narrow down their options to like-minded individuals they are more likely to connect with."
Harrison also praises the site's user-friendly interface, powerful security features, and options such as video chatting, which make it easier to get to know potential date partners before committing to an outing. You can use the free version or sign up for a premium membership for either six, 12, or 24 months.
OurTime was designed specifically for people ages 50 and up, making finding singles in your age group a breeze.
"In OurTime, people can browse and connect with other singles within our preferred criteria, such as age, location, religion, and more," says Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT, licensed clinical social worker and CEO of The Heights Treatment.
The site also features articles about senior dating advice and safety tips. "I believe this is really important for those of us who may not be as tech-savvy as our younger counterparts," says Ogle. "All in all, OurTime makes it easier for seniors to find companionship without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated by technology."
Its design is streamlined with large print and photos and is easy to use on any device. Three paid membership options cost $37, $20, or $16 monthly.
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Zoosk's hook is that it allows you to browse profiles based on location.
"The interface of Zoosk is intuitively designed so even those who are not tech-savvy can quickly get used to the features available on the website," says Harrison. "With its personalized matchmaking algorithm, you'll be able to connect with highly compatible users with your interests and preferences."
The site also provides tools such as icebreakers to help you connect with your matches. You can set up a profile and click through singles in your area for free; you'll need to subscribe for around $10 monthly to start a conversation.
SeniorMatch is another site designed for people over 50. In fact, those under 40 aren't allowed to sign up!
"The platform is user-friendly, and it offers a range of features that make it easy for seniors to connect and communicate with each other," says April Davis, dating coach, matchmaker, and founder of LUMA Luxury Matchmaking.
"Additionally, Senior Match offers a variety of ways to connect with other users, including forums, blogs, and chat rooms, which allows users to engage with each other in a variety of ways beyond just one-on-one messaging." However, Davis' favorite feature is the authentication process that ensures all profiles are genuine.
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SilverSingles is exclusively for people over 50. "It focuses on matching mature singles who are looking for a serious relationship," says Shine. "The site has a comprehensive personality test that helps to match users based on their values, interests, and lifestyles."
To start, you take the personality test and build your profile. From there, the site sends you three to seven matches per day. Registering and having limited conversations is free; you'll need to subscribe to enjoy the entire site. The cheapest subscription is $25 for 12 months.