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.


About me huh…  Well, I’d probably smile and say hi to you if we were strangers passing on the street. I believe in kindness, empathy, holding open doors, putting your phone away at dinner, and always making time to listen to a friend. And to throw you a loop… I’m really into the worst kind of horror movies, just the really really bad ones. Guts. Gore. All of it. If you’ve ever heard of Suspiria, please message me right now because we need to talk.
Some of the dating profiles that stand out the most are the ones where someone’s personality and what really makes them different shines through…  and sometimes, well sometimes it can get a little weird. Whether you love grandma sweaters, tell corny dad jokes, or have read ever Harry Potter book over ten times, let people know. The oddball things about you, are what makes you who you are.
When it comes to choosing your profile photo, people want to see you and get a sense of who you are. Your photos are a part of that, and anything that makes it harder to see your face or tell who you are can be confusing. If you hide behind sunglasses and a hat, use a group photo so people can’t tell which person you are, or use a blurry photo that makes it hard to see you, people may just pass you by.
If you want to help someone get a sense of who you are, it’s the little things that really count. Out of all our tips, my number one (for men and woman) is to add details to your profile. You can say you love to cook or you can share your go-to dish or talk about a recipe you’re experimenting with. One makes you sound like everyone else, the other makes you stand out. It’s the details that make your profile come alive.
The gist: The mother of all dating sites (it debuted in 1995, five years before eharmony), Match is a tried and true option with over 20 years of perfecting the matchmaking process. They're actually so confident in their skills that they have an "I Met Someone" guarantee, offering six months of use for free if they don't make love happen for you within your first six months. And it must work to some extent, as they've gained the trust of upwards of 35 million unique monthly visitors, which is the highest of all current dating sites. That's a lot of fish in the sea. If you're feeling down, remember that your person is out there — you just might need help sorting through millions of people.
Why it works: eharmony has an intense compatibility system (29 dimensions, to be exact), with a lengthy quiz that focuses on your long-term success as a couple. There is an option for local dating, however, many of eharmony's success stories feature couples who were living states apart before they met. Once you've completed your questionnaire, eharmony will provide you with matches so you don't have to browse profiles. For some, this may not be enough freedom, but for those who aren't great at choosing partners or have no clue what they need, this may be a breath of fresh air. eharmony also offers a series of senior dating advice, with topics from how to start dating again after a divorce or death, to tips on what to ask on the first date. One post even mentions that the prime of your life doesn't even start until 60. eharmony also screens for sex offenders and monitors each user's activities, making it ones of the safest options available. 

I’m an outgoing lady who loves nightlife, weekend adventures, dancing, karaoke (I do an amazing Carrie Underwood), getting out on the lake, and meeting new people. I probably change my mind about a thousand times a day and will keep you on your toes, but I like to think I’m worth it. For one, I’m an amazing cook if I do say so myself, and love to try out new recipes. There’s just nothing better then getting creative and making something that you can also eat. It’s the best kind of art.
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.
Why it works: If you were previously scared away from online dating because it seemed too overwhelming, OurTime has the laid back atmosphere you're looking for. Since it's targeted toward an older crowd, OurTime is one of the most user-friendly options out there with numerous helpful features. It's no secret that not everyone is as tech-savvy as 20 and 30-somethings. Sign-up has step-by-step instructions, and users can easily fill out sections on personality traits and interests, upload a photo, and write a "short essay" to help others get to know them. (If you've been on Match before, OurTime may look familiar — they're owned by the same people.) Matches will be recommended to you based on your answers, and you can search profiles as well by specifying your preferences. It's not as complex as some other sites, but sometimes, you just need things to be straightforward. The site was just launched in 2011, as the makers of Match wanted to make sure they perfected the dynamics of mature companionship before launching a 50+ site. Basically, you can be sure you're in good hands. Chatting can be done via "flirts", on-site messaging, virtual gifts, or even a live chat when both people are online at the same time. OurTime does a fantastic job at giving users ways to communicate effectively — in ways other than texting all day like the younger crowd may prefer. If you're in need of some advice, OurTime offers tons of over 50 dating tips.
Don’t just say what you love, say why you love it. It’s easy to say you love hiking or being outside, but telling people that you love the outdoors because seeing a mountain makes you feel small and insignificant, but in a good way or that hiking helps you push yourself to your limits, helps them get to know who you really are and makes your description more compelling and unique.

All these messages are fun, casual, personal, and polite, so they should land well with most online daters. You’ll notice that some of them asked for or hinted at a first date right away, while others focused on just getting a good conversation going. It’s up to you to set your own pace and decide where your comfort zone is. Just treat it the same as approaching someone you don’t know at a bar and be respectful as you explore your feelings.
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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