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.
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.
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.
Elite Singles is the premier dating site for educated professionals. Most members are upper-income with college degrees, and its impressive Fraud Detection system ensures no-nonsense dating. 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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you want a deep relationship or a just a fun date, SilverSingles is a go-to site for singles aged 60 and up because its uncomplicated design makes meeting that special someone feel convenient and safe.
Something else most people might not know about SilverSingles is that it’s a sister site of Elite Singles, so it’s just as dependable and high quality.
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.
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.’”
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.
“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.
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.
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!