10 Best Over-60 Dating Sites (100% Free Trials)

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10 Best Over-60 Dating Sites (100% Free Trials)

Hayley Matthews
Hayley Matthews Updated:

Over-60 dating sites provide an outlet for single men and women who have extra cares and concerns in the dating scene.

When one of my mom’s friends got divorced, she was relieved to be out of an unhappy marriage, but she was also terrified of being single again after 10+ years. On an impulse, she joined the first dating site she found online, but she soon regretted it because she didn’t do the slightest bit of research beforehand. She ended up cancelling her membership because she was so overwhelmed.

Online dating is supposed to be fun and convenient — not stressful — but seniors need to know what they’re getting into when they join a dating site or app. Sometimes mature singles have a difficult time choosing the right site for them and getting used to all the different features. That’s why we’re here. We’ve picked out our favorite dating sites for the over-60 crowd, so you don’t have go into it alone.

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Match.com

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We highly recommend Match because a significant number of its user base is over 50. In fact, the over-50 demographic is its fastest growing age group. Plus, Match has been around longer than any other dating site (1993) and is responsible for more romantic connections than any other dating site. Registering, browsing, receiving matches based on your criteria, liking profiles, and creating a Favorites list are all 100% free, and you can always subscribe when you’re ready to have a real conversation.

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EliteSingles

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Only 10% of users on EliteSingles are under 30, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about going through incompatible profile after incompatible profile. EliteSingles is also a great option if you value education (82% of users have a bachelor’s degree, at least). In addition, EliteSingles has you fill out a questionnaire and gives you a personality assessment that becomes the basis of every match recommendation and compatibility rating.

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SilverSingles

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SilverSingles, a sister site of EliteSingles, is strictly for single men and women in their golden years. When you first sign up, you’re given a free account, and you’ll get access to basic and advanced search features, daily match recommendations, and various types of communication (e.g., virtual smiles). SilverSingles also offers tips throughout the site to help you improve your online dating experience.

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OurTime.com

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OurTime is part of the Match.com family, and it’s just as reputable and just as capable of connecting you with your ideal partner. OurTime is a “dating site that not only understands what it is to be over 50, but also celebrates this exciting chapter of our lives.” As a free OurTime member, you can view dating profiles and photos, see who’s viewed your profile, and send and receive flirts. You can also respond to free greetings in your inbox, but only full-fledged members can message anyone they like.

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eharmony

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Co-founded in 2000 by clinical psychologist, Christian theologian, and former seminary professor Dr. Neil Clark Warren, eharmony was one of the first dating sites to specifically focus on serious relationships. The 32 Dimensions of Compatibility Quiz will take you about an hour to complete, depending on how much you think about your answers, but it’s so worth it. Then eharmony will notify you when another member meets your wants and needs — you don’t have to worry about searching the site by yourself.

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ChristianMingle

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If age and religion are equally important to you, ChristianMingle may definitely be worth your time. Mature Christian singles can rest assured that they’ll meet people who have similar lifestyles and values on this free dating site. Rachel and Andrew are one of ChristianMingle’s many success stories, and he said: “It was wonderful to be able to find someone with similar interests and goals that I knew were built on a foundation of faith. I am thankful for the gift that was given to me in my fiancé and the platform of this site to do so.”

Sometimes single seniors want to make new friends, not necessarily find dates, especially if they just got of a relationship, and that’s when we tell them to join SeniorFriendsDate. There’s no pressure to rush into anything romantic — get to know the other members at your own pace. SeniorsFriendsDate has been 100% free since its inception, and it promises to remain that way. You also don’t have to worry about downloading an app because the site is mobile friendly.

URL: http://seniorfriendsdate.com/

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SeniorMatch

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SeniorMatch says it’s been the number one free dating site for singles over 50 since 2003, and it’s not just love that members are finding. Some are gaining friends, travel buddies, and activity mates. One success story on the site reads: “We met on your site, and we were in correspondence for one-and-a-half years. I’m a Bulgarian, and he’s an American. We first met in person in Paris. We’ve lived in Europe since our marriage. We love and respect each other, and we have a lot of mutual interests. Thank you very much for bringing us together!”

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

Singles Over 60 is a UK-based dating site that doesn’t just match you with people — it’s with you practically every step of the way. The sign-up process is quick and easy. The layout is intuitive, so you don’t have to be a tech genius to figure out the search and messaging features. Plus, the blog is full of helpful articles like “First Date Ideas” and “Over 60 Dating Guide & Tips” to help seniors get their bearings.

URL: https://www.singlesover60.co.uk/

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SeniorsCircle

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SeniorsCircle is available for free in English and Spanish, and it only asks you a few questions when you’re registering as a new member. Browse through the thousands of profiles, and feel free to send a virtual wink and/or message when someone catches your eye. Scamming can also be kind of common in senior online dating, so SeniorsCircle’s team monitors the site to make sure there aren’t any suspicious people or fake profiles.

URL: http://www.seniorscircle.com/

Fall Head Over Heals for These Over-60 Dating Sites!

After my family friend took a short break from online dating and asked some friends, including myself, for advice, she gave it another try and is now really enjoying herself. She hasn’t met “The One” yet, but she’s grown her social circle more than she ever thought possible.

That’s the kind of impact dating sites, like the ones above, can have on our lives. You never know who you’re going to meet, and you never know when one “Hello” could turn into a genuine connection that lasts forever. Just be sure to do your research first!