13 Best Dating Sites for Over 40 (100% Free Trials)

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13 Best Dating Sites for Over 40 (100% Free Trials)

Hayley Matthews Hayley Matthews
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Dating and age can be an interesting topic, and most of us have opinions about it one way or the other. According to dating app Badoo, almost 26% of millennials say they’re willing to date someone older. Other research shows men usually want to date younger women if it’s for a casual relationship, while both men and women look to people around their own age if it’s for a committed relationship.

Sometimes it’s helpful dating someone who’s within the same age range — you’ve probably had similar life experiences and now have like-minded opinions. Today, we’re going to focus on the fabulous 40s. Here are the top 13 free dating sites for those in their 40s and beyond.

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Match

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Because Match is more of a serious dating site, it’s a great choice for over-40 singles who want a relationship. In fact, Match has facilitated more relationships than any of its competitors. Of course, you can search for potential dates and partners by age, but you can also search by interests, appearance, ethnicity, gender, city, religion, education, and so much more. Match offers this, as well as certain types of communication, for free.

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EliteSingles

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A lot of singles in their 40s and beyond are looking for dates and relationships that are more substantial, and that’s why they turn to EliteSingles. Not only are 90% of members 30 years old or older, but 82% have a bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctorate degree. EliteSingles uses its very own personality assessment matching system, and you’ll receive notifications every day when the site sees a member who it believes you’re compatible with.

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eHarmony

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When we think of dating sites for mature daters, we often think of eHarmony — as a majority of its user base is in the 30-55 age range. One thing people who join eHarmony seem to like the most is that the site will basically do all the work for you. You fill out your profile and take the 29 Dimensions of Compatibility Questionnaire, which is free to do, and then you wait for the matches to come in. When you want to start a conversation, you can even use eHarmony’s suggested icebreakers and questions.

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Zoosk

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Zoosk is one of our favorite dating sites and apps for people who are constantly on the go, which is probably most people. Zoosk is available for free on desktop as well as the App Store and Google Play, and features include SmartPick matches, the Carousel, and two-way messaging, among others. Zoosk has received numerous positive reviews over the years, with both consumers and businesses calling it “the best site I’ve ever tried,” “a good app,” and “awesome.”

According to the Pew Research Center, 34% of people between 30 and 49 are Christian. If they’re single and looking for someone within the faith, they’ll fit in on ChristianMingle. Founded in 2001, ChristianMingle is one of the most popular dating sites in this particular niche and among 40-year-olds. Whether you are Methodist, Baptist, or Presbyterian — you’re more than welcome on the site. It also doesn’t matter if you’re heterosexual or homosexual.

Black and multiracial African Americans make up about 14% of the US population, according to 2010 census data. Race plays a factor for some singles, and BlackPeopleMeet knows how to meet the needs of those who identify as black. You don’t need to provide any payment information during the registration or browsing stages, and you can like profiles and send flirts for free.

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SilverSingles

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SilverSingles is a sister site of EliteSingles, but, as you can probably tell by the name, it’s just meant for mature daters. The caliber of SilverSingles’ user base is just as high as that of EliteSingles. Here, you’ll only meet people who desire that special someone to spend their life with. Also like EliteSingles, SilverSingles only charges for premium memberships, which allow you to do things like see who’s read your messages.

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OurTime

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OurTime says “now is the time,” and the site helps you make the most of it by offering a free membership. Former members Cathy and Allen passed on their advice to future members: “We tell everyone we met on OurTime. I know some people might think that their chance for a relationship has passed, but I want everyone to know and hope that it’s possible to meet someone wonderful no matter your age or circumstance.”

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SeniorMatch

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You can access SeniorMatch, “the #1 dating site for singles over 50,” on a laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet, and it should only take you a couple of minutes to create a profile. Thousands of people from all over the world use SeniorMatch, so you’re sure to connect with at least one person who has everything you’re looking for.

URL: https://www.seniormatch.com/

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LoveAgain

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LoveAgain is “a community for friendship, companionship, and love.” Every profile is verified by the team, it won’t cost you anything to sign up, and you can view profiles by age, relationship type, and those who are nearby. LoveAgain also has an informational blog where you can find articles like “7 Ways Being Kind Can Help You to Become Happy” and “How to Survive a Breakup.”

URL: https://www.loveagain.com/

Over40FriendsDate encourages singles to start off with friendship and see where things go, especially if they’re just getting back into dating. The site has been 100% free since 2014, and the folks behind the site promise it will remain that way as long as the site is live. You also don’t have to worry about downloading an app and taking up space on your phone because Over40FriendsDate is mobile friendly.

URL: http://over40friendsdate.com/

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MatureDating

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Easy, trusted, targeted, fun — these are the words MatureDating wants you to think about when you’re debating about joining the site. According to the homepage, MatureDating has a layout and features that most people can pick up on, is known for creating lasting relationships, has the types of people you’re looking for, and you’ll enjoy using it. Not to mention it’s free!

URL: https://www.maturedating.com/

MatureAttractions says there are three main reasons why you should join the site: 1) It’s safe. 2) It’s free. 3) You have various ways to chat (e.g., forums and private messaging). We’d also like to add that the customer support team is available 24 hours a day if you have any problems, and they’ll get back to you within two days of submitting a request.

URL: http://www.matureattractions.com/

Forty, Flirty, and Fabulous!

I’ve usually been one to date people who are about the same age as me, and more than likely you are, too, because you’re reading this article. If you’re 40+ and only want to date people who are also 40+, you can stop wasting your time on other general dating sites and instead focus your time on the 13 sites we’ve just told you about. Now go for it!