It's number two because of its HUGE pool of single people of all ages.
If you search locally, you might be able to find between dozens to hundreds of “over 50” singles. If you expand beyond your immediate vicinity, you’ll see thousands of singes.
The brand recognition that Match.com has is a huge benefit to you. Hundreds of new singles sign up on a daily basis. Obviously this raises your odds of meeting the type of person that you’d like to have in your life.
Match.com’s matchmaking system might pale in comparison to eHarmony’s, but it does have more singles and a cheaper subscription fee.
Perfect Match has some things in common with eHarmony. It's a chemistry driven matchmaker service. So your first step will be to answer a series of questions about yourself and the characteristics your potential partner needs to have.
However, there is a difference between PerfectMatch and eHarmony.
Members of eHarmony don’t search for and contact people. The eHarmony system will forward your matches to your email box and you’ll also see your matches when you log in.
While it may not have the amount of singles as eHarmony, PerfectMatch has a more flexible set up. Your matches will be found based on your dating profile, but you will also have the option to conduct your own searches using criteria that you define.
Based on my knowledge of online dating sites, these three services are the best over 50 dating sites.
Not sure which service you like? Re-read each description and then make your choice. Or, I’ve also provided some more choices and some more information below.
eHarmony is what you would call a premium online matchmaking service. The premise of the service is to match you with people whose goals, values, and personality characteristics complement your own.
The eHarmony questionnaire is designed to dig deep into who you are as a person. So you tell the system about “you” through the questionnaire, and you’ll be “introduced” to the singles who most likely complement you.
In the eHarmony they say that they have studied thousands of couples and found that compatibility across 29 key areas were the best predictors of successful long term relationships. The eHarmony matchmaker system was built on this premise.
I ran a test and tried a couple of different searches at the Match.com website – a search for men followed by a search for women 50 to 65 years of age living within a hundred miles of Chicago.
The database presented me with hundreds of results! I don’t know where you live, but wherever it is you could possibly experience similar results.
The service is open for all age groups, but Match has lots of single men and women age 50 and over. It’s easy to find only the singles in your preferred age bracket.
Match.com is head and shoulders above most of the online dating websites. It has hundreds of thousands of members, great brand recognition, and tools to help its members find their best potential partners.
You will find matches in a couple of different ways…
The system is designed to scour the database and find matches on your behalf based on your questionnaire answers and dating profile. Your matches will be “brought” to you and you can hand pick the ones that you like.
The second way is to search for yourself. You will provide the details of what you want to find, then click a button to search. You can then contact all men or women that have profiles that you like.
Other than the big three dating sites above, there are some more internet dating sites that you can consider. They're not as good, but they do cater to the over 50 singles population.
DatingForSeniors.com - Dating For Seniors has an attractive website that's complete with all the features that a quality dating site should have.
The interface is laid out in a way that makes it very easy to navigate. This is great especially for those new to online dating.
Use the abundance of searching tools to find your most ideal matches.
DatingForSeniors.com is not as popular as the previous choices, but it's a service worth considering.
SilverSingles.com – Silver Singles refers to itself as “The Community for Mature Singles.”
SilverSingles claims that there have been thousands of single men and women who have joined the website with the hope of finding a partner to share their life with.
To be honest, SilverSingles does not have the full range of benefits as the previous choices, but it has the basics that you will need to find singles including search tools, chat rooms, instant messaging to chat online, and the ability to send messages to men or women who interest you.
SeniorMatch.com – Yet another choice that you have to find singles over 40 and 50 years old is SeniorMatch.com.
SeniorMatch.com claims to be the largest dating site for 50 plus singles, and they just might be.
But, you are not going to find the same volume of potential matches as the first three choices. Those services have much larger numbers of singles overall.
Like the other services here, you can join SeniorMatch for free to check it out. The downside is that you will not have full use of all the searching options unless you first upgrade to paying customer.