How many people meet by literally bumping into a future mate at the grocery store? But with 75.4 million baby boomers (between 52 and 70) living in the U. as of 2015, there‘s certainly a big pool of people out there!If the young folks can find dates online, why can’t the over-50 crowd? In fact, according to a Pew Research study, 12% of 55 to 64 year-olds report having used an online dating site — a 6% increase from five years ago.
For many, this means finding a romantic companion — but not always.
“People often find themselves somewhere in the middle of that spectrum,” he says, “not necessarily ready to launch into a full-blooded romantic relationship, but open to the idea of finding one — especially if they start with companionship first and things grow from there.” Basic membership to Stitch lets you browse one profile a day and have limited access to the Community (for free).
The site is the largest online dating community for those over 50. “We recognize that what people want in their 50s, 60s, and beyond is often very different from what they wanted in their 30s and 40s,” the website says.
“This online dating community focuses on the specific interests and desires of people like you.” Reviews tout the site’s easy-to-use format — probably one of the reasons for the site’s popularity.
Unfortunately, very little information about the site or the matching process is available until or unless you sign up.
On the bright side, Our Time does offer a free trial for those wanting to explore its features a little more.
So let’s compare some of the most popular senior dating sites.
The pricing and process vary, so keep in mind that the site that worked for your best friend may with parent company Elite Singles, the goal of Silver Singles (for adults 50 ) is to help users find a long-term relationship.
It does, but here you can be matched with someone a little older or younger, rather than staying within the strict 50 guidelines of some senior dating sites.
And Match claims to have inspired twice as many marriages as any other dating sites.
For some, whether internet savvy or not, the idea of beginning a new relationship through a senior dating site is completely uncharted territory.