11 Best Dating Sites for “Over 50” (Expert Reviews)

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11 Best Dating Sites for “Over 50” (Expert Reviews)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews • 3/29/17

More than 48% of people over 50 turn to online dating for a serious relationship, 26% for friendship, and 14% for casual dating.

That’s a lot of seniors looking to online dating for help, and since dating in your 50s is totally different than in your 20s, the dating sites they use should reflect that, which is where this list comes in handy.

Here are our 11 Best Dating Sites for Over 50. You can also check out our in-depth expert reviews of the top 4 sites here.

1. Match

With an intuitive layout, unbeatable matching system, and the largest “over 50” user base of any other dating site, Match.com is a great choice for seniors.

★★★★★
4.9/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “Match.com has the largest base of "over 50" users of any dating site. Its easy-to-use matching system has led to more dates and relationships than any other site...” Full Review »

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Match was founded in 1995, making it the longest-running dating site. But it’s also the most trusted because it’s responsible for more romantic connections (including among seniors) than any of its competitors.

2. Elite Singles

In addition to being one of our favorite options for seniors, Elite Singles is also one of our favorite options if education is among your top dating preferences. About 82% of its users hold a bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, or other higher education degree.

★★★★★
4.6/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search personal criteria, plus get Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “Elite Singles is exclusively for educated professionals, both active and retired. Its user base is mostly college-educated, and its advanced Fraud Detection System verifies every profile...” Full Review »

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Elite Singles is also extremely successful — more than 165,000 people sign up every day, and more than 2,500 singles find love on the site every month. So what are you waiting for?!

3. eHarmony

Those who are very serious about finding a long-term relationship should go with eHarmony. Not only are 20% of its users 50+, but the site also focuses heavily on compatibility when pairing people up.

★★★★★
4.5/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Personality test suggests matches

Our Experts Say: “eHarmony's simple compatibility matching system makes the site a popular choice for seniors seeking deep, long-term relationships...” Full Review »

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Another perk of eHarmony is that the site will do all of the heavy lifting for you. Just create a profile, answer questions about yourself and your preferred match, and relax. Every day eHarmony will find and suggest compatible people, so remember to check your inbox.

4. OurTime

OurTime is quickly becoming one of the most popular dating sites exclusively for singles over 50, thanks to an easy-to-use interface, thorough search features, and more.

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “OurTime is quickly gaining popularity amongst older singles, featuring an extensive profile search and simple interface. Exclusively for ages 50+...” Full Review »

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And because the site is dedicated to mature men and women, you won’t have to worry about weeding through incompatible profile after incompatible profile.

5. SeniorPeopleMeet

Whether you want a deep relationship or a just a fun date, SeniorPeopleMeet is the go-to site for singles aged 60 and up because its uncomplicated design makes meeting that special someone feel convenient and safe.

★★★★
3.6/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Free to browse. Easy search options

Our Experts Say: “SeniorPeopleMeet.com is the most popular dating site exclusively for those 55 and older. Safe and easy to use, with a free trial to view profiles...” Full Review »

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Something else most people might not know about SeniorPeopleMeet is it’s a sister site of OurTime, so if you sign up for one, you’ll gain access to both. And you won’t be charged extra!

6. ChristianMingle

For seniors of the Christian faith, you’ll want to turn to ChristianMingle, where you’ll find compassionate singles who have the same values and beliefs as you do… and who are just a few clicks away.

★★★★
4.4/5.0

Relationships: Casual Dates, Deep Relationships

Match System: Search by age, profile, zip, more

Our Experts Say: “ChristianMingle is the largest and most popular dating site for devout Christians of all ages. A significant portion of its paid user base is over 55...” Full Review »

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Sonia and Kenneth found love on the site and had this to say: “We had both lost our partners after over 30 years of marriage and believed that God may have someone out there for us. Three months after meeting online, I traveled to Canada and Ken met me at the airport. As Ken says, after that first meeting at the airport we knew this was ‘on.’”

7. SeniorsMeet

Forget the labyrinth other sites make you go through — SeniorsMeet gets you right to the dating with one of the largest and most active online societies for mature singles.

8. AARP Dating

With HowAboutWe at the helm, you can trust that AARP Dating will pair you with quality matches that lead to quality dates, quality relationships, or simply quality life experiences.

9. SeniorMatch

“You don’t have to be alone” is the motto of SeniorMatch, and the site truly stands by that. Having been in the online dating business for more than 14 years, SeniorMatch will help you find love, companionship, travel partners, and more. Bonus: No one under 30 is allowed to join.

10. AgeMatch

If age really is just a number to you, then AgeMatch is your best bet. Specifically designed for older men who want to date younger women, and older women who want to date younger men, AgeMatch takes the shame out of May-December relationships with its open-minded atmosphere.

11. 50-Plus Club

Known as “America’s community for everyone over 50 looking for love, friends, and adventures,” not only does 50-Plus Club provide users with potential dates actually worth their time, but the site also features groups and forums to connect and meet with like-minded people nearby.

Final Thoughts

Dating in your 50s doesn’t have to be hard, and it definitely doesn’t have to be scary. No matter which site you pick on this list, we wish you luck in all your dating adventures!