The cost: A standard account is free and gives you base-level access to the site's features. The lower of the premium tiers is the silver plan, which grants access to more features and has two payment options: one month for $22.95 or three months for $35.85. The gold tier has the most features available on Senior FriendFinder and also has two payment plans: one month for $34.95 or three months for $59.94 plus a free month. In both instances the three-month plans are significantly better deals, working out to be $11.95 a month for silver and $14.98 a month for gold.

Shiny things distract me, people-watching is a favorite pastime, I live for the moments you can’t put into words, and few things transcend a cup of coffee and someone to share it with. On the weekends you can usually find me in a friend’s backyard, drinking a beer and waiting for something good to come off the grill but I love to use my Sundays to get out and exercise and get ready for the week ahead too.
Top Tip: A full length head and shoulders profile picture and ideally an action shot are a great way to add variety to your profile. An image of you engaging in a sporting activity or hobby is an excellent icebreaker and likely to attract the attention of likeminded potential matches. Choice of color may also influence how your images are perceived, as psychologists at the University of Rochester in New York found that men are more attracted to women wearing red.
If you’ve been on an adventure, are in the middle of a life-change, or have had some experiences that are worth sharing, go for it! Maybe you’ve moved to a new city, recently changed careers, are going back to school, just became a grandparent, or had your kids graduate and leave home. Chances are there are other people out there going through the same thing and you’ll have something to talk about.
While it is important to include a photo in your online dating profile, you must be selective with which photos you upload. Use a recent photo (taken in the last year) that is a genuine portrayal of yourself. 80 per cent of our survey respondents said they would disapprove if their date turned up looking different from their dating profile. Resist the temptation then to use an old, flattering photo because it will only cause you problems in the long run. According to EliteSingles members, the worst common photo mistake is an image that is too revealing. 19 per cent maintained wearing sunglasses in a photo was a no go, followed by poorly photo shopped pictures with 17 per cent. So do it properly - get your friends or family to help you take a nice photo of yourself. A good tip is to take a photo outside. The natural light, particularly in the afternoon can be very flattering and bring out your best side!
Why it works: If you read the EliteSingles overview and were psyched about the level of specificity and safety but were looking for a dating site tailored specifically to older individuals, SilverSingles is the sweet spot that combines both. A sister site to EliteSingles, SilverSingles uses the same intense compatibility system that EliteSingles does, bringing in the popular big five personality traits to assess five levels of your being: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. If you've heard of Senior Singles Meet in the past, SilverSingles is that same site with a rebrand — so they've actually been working on mastering the five factor model in tandem with senior dating for about two decades. Because SilverSingles wants to ensure that your next relationship lasts, the sign-up process and questionnaires will take some time. AskMen suggests to grab a glass of scotch and sit down for this one. But hey, if having every tiny part of your personality assessed is what it takes to find the happily ever after you've been waiting for, an hour of your time is totally worth it. SilverSingles will only send you five matches a day, and you can't search through a pool of people — but this will force you to seriously consider if you can see yourself with these people. If you were worried about online dating because of the possible creeps out there, don't worry: You can hide or block any member you want from seeing your profile, and can report any user who's acting suspicious or inappropriate. Like EliteSingles, SilverSingles wants their users to know that safety is the number one concern.
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