How Successful Are The Senior Christian Dating Sites

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How Successful are the Senior Christian Dating Sites?

April Braswell
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In the early days of online and mobile dating, many Christian senior singles viewed it as taking matters too firmly into one’s own hands. They thought they should simply wait and pray, as if the perfect mate was going to be lobbed over the fence into their path out of the blue.

As online and mobile dating has matured and become mainstream, Christian senior singles are more regularly seeking love on dating sites and apps. Now, the question is not “Is it OK to use Christian senior dating sites and apps for finding love?” but rather “How successful are Christian senior dating sites and apps at finding love?”

I’ll explore this question below:

1. The Number of Seniors Who Use Dating Sites and Apps Has Significantly Grown

It feels like at every online and mobile dating workshop that I’ve led, single Christian women over 40 often say they feel like there simply aren’t that many single mature men to be had. Single Christian women over 50 say they feel that way even more so and often won’t invite their girlfriends to attend the workshop with them because they feel they are “competition.”

However, the truth is the pool of mature singles posting profiles on dating sites and apps keeps growing each year, particularly on Christian dating sites and apps. More than 10% of the online and mobile dating market is made up of people between 55 and 65. This should give you hope that finding the one for you is possible at any age and, indeed, a second time around.

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Seniors make up a huge portion of the online and mobile dating markets.

Additionally, according to the Pew Research Center, the number of singles 55 to 64 who use online dating sites and apps for finding love has grown from 6% to 12%, and that percentage continues to grow.

As the percentage of people over 50 who divorce increases, the pool of mature Christian singles seeking love also grows. As new midlife singles re-enter the dating pool, a larger percentage of them turn to Christian online dating sites and apps to help find a midlife mate.

2. Success Stories are Shared Every Day

Do a Google search for “Christian senior online dating success stories,” and you’ll see tons of results. Literally, single Christian seniors are meeting, going on dates, starting relationships, and getting married because they met on a senior dating site or app.

For example, before one happy couple I know named Rhonda and Woody met each other, they hadn’t dated much in their lives — let alone used a senior dating site or app. However, when faced with dating again after becoming widowed and divorced, respectively, they decided to turn to online and mobile dating. They met, and, as they say, the rest is history.

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Google “online senior dating success stories,” and you’ll get millions of hits.

Christian senior dating sites and apps offered Rhonda and Woody more tips, suggestions, and guidance to communicate, connect, and eventually meet than going it on their own. Using dating sites and apps opens more pathways via which you can meet the right senior mate.

3. Numerous Dating Sites and Apps Cater to Christian Seniors

As a senior, you have plenty of both boutique senior Christian dating sites and apps, and mainstream senior Christian dating sites and apps to suit your every need.

For example, you can select from Match, SilverSingles, EliteSingles, ChristianMingle, OurTime, and eharmony. And, on each of these sites and apps, you can specify your preferences, including age, location, appearance, and education.

Here’s some more information about our top three favorite senior Christian dating sites and apps:

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4.9/5.0

Relationships: Friends, Dates, and Relationships

Match System: Browse by zip, age, appearance, more

Our Experts Say: “Match.com has more "over 50" members any other dating site, and it has a simple matching process that is responsible for millions of romantic connections...” Full Review »

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Match has been around since the mid-1990s, so it’s one of the longest running dating sites in the industry. It’s also one of the most successful, boasting more dates, relationships, and marriages than any other dating site or app. If you sign up for Match, you’re in good hands.

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4.5/5.0

Relationships: Friendship, Casual Dates, Serious Relationships

Match System: Search by age, location, height, education, ethnicity, and religion

Our Experts Say: “SilverSingles caters to relationship-minded singles over 50 with simple, safe, and effective online dating tools...” Full Review »

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SilverSingles focuses on matching highly educated single seniors who want to meet people on their level. The site and accompanying app uses a unique personality test to get to know you and your date preferences, and then sends you match recommendations every day. You’ll never run out of people to meet on SilverSingles.

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4.7/5.0

Relationships: Serious Relationships

Match System: Search, Receive Partner Suggestions

Our Experts Say: “EliteSingles caters to highly educated single men and women, and it uses an advanced Fraud Detection System to make sure everyone is who they say they are...” Full Review »

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EliteSingles is a sister site of SilverSingles, and while it doesn’t only cater to senior singles, a large portion of its user base is 50 and older. EliteSingles claims it’s responsible for thousands of love stories every month, and you could be next.

Sure, in-person activities, like senior dance classes, can be great for expanding your social circle and meeting potential dates and partners. However, Christian online dating sites and apps offer you access to more Christian senior singles than any other avenue.

4. A Majority of Dating Sites and Apps are Free and Easy to Use

All the dating sites and apps mentioned in this article offer free memberships, free trials, and/or free communication weekends that allow you to post your profile while getting accustomed to all the features. Take advantage while you can!

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Pretty much every dating platform is available for free via your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and most layouts and features are very intuitive.

During this time, you can also play around with your profile text and photos to see what attracts the most attention. Learn as you go. It’s easy and fun!

5. Most Dating Sites and Apps Have a Blog With Dating Tips to Help You Along the Way

The best Christian senior dating sites and apps, like Match and SilverSingles, offer a plethora of expert advice and tips that will give Christian seniors inspiration for dates that will last for months of courtship and beyond.

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Not only do these dating sites and apps allow you to sign up and browse for matches for free, but they also offer blog posts with advice to help you in any situation.

Christian seniors don’t just get together and read the Bible on dates, and the blog posts posted on Christian dating sites and apps, as well as on DatingAdvice.com, prove that. These articles suggest date ideas for every phase to foster and nurture a budding romantic relationship.

Finding Christian Love Online After 50 Isn’t Only an Option — It Really Works!

The good news for Christian senior singles is that finding love after 50 online and on your smartphone is highly possible. Many of your peers are doing so. Why not you, too?

So, post a profile on a Christian dating site or two, be proactive, go out on some great dates, and enjoy the journey!

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