9 Things You Didn’t Know About Dating for Seniors
Andrew Dowling October 2, at 2: If you compare paid and free membership sites, the free ones would lose, because they may not offer you some of the best online dating tools and features. How do the costs compare? I still love people and still believe in humanity. Does online dating for seniors over 70 bring happiness?
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Christian singles, Catholic singles, Jewish singles, sexy women, cute guys, single parents, and more! Falcons, Braves prevail in Senior League. Now at career assists and counting How do we find out what your schedule is for our areas? The ones who are attracted to Stitch join us because they are looking for real people, shared interests and conversation just as much as any physical attraction.
By that I man firstly friendship to engage in being together for conversations of many topics, having visits to local places of interest, walking at interesting, venues, having a meal together even with friends.
However it has to be on a pleasant and positive mindset and not to unload baggage of the past. Surely fun and happiness should be foremost in our seventies. I agree with your entire approach. It takes time to develop a friendship and determine if basics are common. I am interested in omfortable mutual conversational in which I can learn, perhaps teach and have fun. I just ran into this site.
Where do you live? I so agree with you, I want Fun in my seventies. That is The Best medicine. This is my first time on talking to someone. Age absolutely does matter! When my ex-husband about 5 years younger left for a woman 20 years younger than myself, you can bet that was upsetting and revealing. At 60 when I was first divorced, online dating worked pretty well.
I noticed after 65, even though I myself am VERY fit, I have a great financial picture and also a 2nd home — online dating dried up to nothing and I finally opted out. These men all look for women years younger. And meanwhile my ex lives in our old house he bought me out of and also a fabulous condo on the Florida coast.
You are so right! Life is not fair to mature women…so what girl? Get out their and fight the good fight. You do the best you can…i mean stay in all the time? Why in the hell do women or men have such a hard time eating alone at a restaurant? I never got that. I have dined alone with a boy and without more times. Take a book or paper or planner so you have something to do if your insecure.
I am also quite comfortable being with others including a man. Stay open minded as you have the choice to join in a group or not. No one ever said life would be fair.
No one and it is not. Unfortunately it is especially not fair for the mature female. Anyone that says different has to have blinders on! Sorry for being mean but it is true. Just remember that we get one time around on this planet…. Let us just observe the success of this and other sites. They definitely are not doing the service for free. Can you imagine services that picked up a date for you back in the day?
Haha…they would have been called something quite different. I think you right jamine! They can not get their mind around that at a certain age the body slow down. The mind is will but the body is not. Why should they want to talk about a dark subject at their age. But for us it here! Its taken me a year to read your Blog Andrew, and to become proactive in your site!
I liked this and I think an old friend is connecting with more than friendship so this was good to read. However, I still think some age indications are important. The comments about the 65 and 75 year old are true to the extent that people of exactly the same age do have different limits to their abilities, but my experience is that as we get older there are more similarities in those limitations even if not exact and there are still many other issues such as our life experiences that have made us who we are.
There are generation gaps and always will be because of the society and culture we live in at various stages of life. There is a big difference between people in their 50s and those in their 70s. I believe as I have always done that up to 7 years either side is the most to accommodate all the needs we have at various ages.
I have observed it as a psychologist and lawyer and stick to this even though some people live in the moment only so willing to accept anyone for the moment. It definetly resonates with me and friends who are boomer babies and seniors. I am 53 years old and in love with a 79 year old woman. We both are scared but excited. Though at times she thinks she needs to be an auntie.
She admits she is afraid of her feelings. Would rather pick up and phone though and talk with someone. Body not perfect but sure is busy anyhow. Thought I was registered and hope to be one of the first.
I keep waiting to hear more. Friend but not foe: An in-person meeting in a busy public place is better way to screeen. Profiles are often not written by the writer. I am 59 and still active. I love walking and talking about everything.
I am alone now, so I am looking for new friends to share my life with. Nancy, I am also 70, widowed, and active. Still working to keep active. Email below if you want to communicate further. I know that my own social lifestyle and pursuits have been changing through time and this progression in Stages Of Life.
So I expect that execution will be everything. And extent of participation. I know that others around my age are not as experienced or oriented. Thanks for such a thoughtful and insightful comment! Thank you for recognizing the need for a site to connect older adults. Thanks for coming on the journey with us!
Thanks Andrew for answering Eileen first. I also answered and yes, I think you have a product here. If Eileen asks for information to get hold of me, please feel free to give her my email address.
Of this generation, we want friends — people we can connect with, have fun with and maybe we even know people in common. This is a very important site you are establishing. Thank you for doing so. Have always thought of answering them about that. How many members do you have? How many do you foresee having when you are in full swing? When do you expect to be up and running? Well, this has real potential! So I signed up for this right away.
I really need to play and laugh more and am looking forward to meeting like-minded people. Thanks for doing this; I have high hopes! It is far beyond what the younger set wants. I personally would like to meet a christian man who enjoys gardening etc, Not looking for marriage.
Good luck on the new site. I have been on the online roller coaster for a year now and it really is disheartening to see the deceit that goes with it. Posting pics that are 20 years old and saying boasting things that are so not real either. Being online gives you a sense of protection from being caught in an untruthful statement. This gives you a voice behind the picture and can seal a deal to have a meal together not a drink or coffee.
You can learn alot over a meal. Table manners mean alot to some of us….. This sounds exactly what I have been looking for. I want to make more friends, companions without all the complictaions of so called dating to fing a relationship. I got a lot of feedback from people about the age I chose when I first wrote that post, so Stitch is actually open to anyone over The only rule we enforce is that you need to be over 50 to join Stitch.
Our members range from 50 up into their late 80s! I have tried many of the others…. I wholeheartedly believe in finding many instead of just one…. We all need friends and companions…. Very excited about this new site.
I have been doing online dating for awhile. Im so hoping this one will be different. I wish you so much success with your endeavor. Our biggest challenge is going to be making sure everyone hears about Stitch so we can get a lot of really nice people signing up … the real key is making sure that the people on Stitch are the sorts of people want to meet.
So anything you can do to help spread the word will be welcome! How do we find out what your schedule is for our areas? Thousands of applicants and no response! Whereabouts are you located? Depending on where you are, we could be available to you in a few weeks to a few months from now.
Hello, Just got done reading all the info and found it very interesting.. I am signed up with another dating service until Nov. It is great to know how much you are interested with the older crowd. Good Luck to you and I wish you the Best. I would like to meet some senior people in my age about 50 years old and near my city, Houston.
Just Signed up and have a try. I only signed up for Stitch because there was a segment on the news for folks 55 and older to meet. I was very excited when I heard about Stitch and sighed up about two months ago. You are spot on and I hope you set the world on fire. How do you plan on attracting more men to the site? Also, location is a real factor, so I need more than just a hint about a potential friends distance from me.
I work 30 miles from home and would also be up for events after work. On the other hand, many others want to see where someone lives as location is so very important to them. In general there is usually more females than there are males. As a Latina I would enjoy meeting fellas that are Latino as well…. Its not easy meeting new people especially if there is a hidden agenda.
Thanks so much for such encouraging feedback! Sadly, if Stitch was looked at as a way to meet, greet and eat women men might come out in groves due to word of mouth. I still love people and still believe in humanity. Please let us know how you go! Andrew just come across your site but find its women on your blog never done this before perhaps need help have now one to ask.
I agree with almost all of this — but the part about the phone? I get along fine in person, even in restaurants, but my cell phone is a trial. Hearing aids and cell phones are not a good match…. Email can be a much better alternative. Look thru a handful or more on Match or any other site and women over 55, as an example, are just as restricvtive on age range than the younger generations.
I defy anyone to show me otherwise. Trying to decide which membership plan if any to upgrade to. It was interesting to read the comments. I noticed that there were very few men who contributed.
Is this normally the case, and more importantly, is this an accurate barometer of numbers of interested males verses females? Thank you for taking my question. It would be great if the ratio was 1: Having said that, we are constantly working to increase the number of men on Stitch, and always welcome new suggestions to help in this area.
We also notice that our men are much less likely to write comments on posts and activities than our female members — I think most online social media sites observe a similar phenomenon.
Good article except that while I agree that it depends on the fitness etc of the person that can vary with ages, particularly as we get older, fitness is usually not included in the profiles and I believe there are still some differences in views and needs between generations.
For instance people still working, even part time, have different needs to people who are retired. A relationship may still work, but may have more complications. Also past histories, which still make us, even though we change and evolve, still have some impact on who we are and our perceptions, and people whose ages are significantly apart are likely to have less in common. While people may die at any age, there is more likelihood that someone 70 has less active life left than a person 55 and that could be important for people looking for long term relationships.
Who wants to be left on their own when they are older because their partner died much earlier if it can be avoided to some extent. I think an indication of the age of the person is still important for us mature adults.
No need to state age preferences if not wanted but at least it gives a bit more ideal about a person than can be provided in the limited profiles. This article is spot on! A lot of these folks, would be hard pressed to try dating 30 years ago without cell phones, instant messaging, internet or restaurants, entertainment venues and such on every street corner. All we need is good driving weather and possibly a bladder break or two.
Some people may not mind, but others do, for various reasons — time available, ability to travel, preference to have friends in own location etc. The same applies to ages. Sorry to hear that Jennifer. If so please report the members concerned so we can take action. I am 56, very recently retired, very active, fit and adventurous. Is this a venue where I may find mature women of similar traits? Lucky to be retired so young! Stitch is definitely built to help people like you meet mature women with similar interests.
I agree with all of what is posted and would add that everyone is differently unique and looking for someone who compliments their specific qualities. Wishing everyone much success and many loving connections…..
Great article, well written and extremely thoughtful. Age is just a number and there are lots of us out there looking for a n other. Would you please use the word sex at least once in a while. I am no old dude in a trench coat. I want to date, share and have sex. Are there woman out there over 60 who desire friendship yes. Your site is a very, very good site. I am not complaining.
Their easy to use website makes it fun to browse members as well as set up your own profile. Initially, signing up with Senior Match is free if you want to become comfortable with the dating website before you purchase. Senior Match only offers two levels of membership, free and paying. The free membership is similar to other sites but is for a limited time. You'll have access to search members, create a profile, receive emails from paying members. While the Gold membership allows for full access including better search functionality, online chatting, and access to send secure emails.
Should you have any questions at any time of the process you may call or email Senior Match for assistance. We liked that telephone support was available at this company. Senior Match is affordably priced for those on a budget. Options to pay 3 or 6 months at once make this dating website a good value. However, you'll see fewer bells and whistles but still a strong database of members aged 50 and over. Senior Match is worth your consideration if you're interested in meeting someone special.
When you're searching for that special someone you'll be most comfortable with people your own age - Silver Singles provides just that. Silver Singles, formally known as PrimeSingles is a site specially geared for those 50 and over that are looking for a new relationship.
Silver Singles is part of the Spark Network of dating sites which means you'll be comfortable using their well designed, professional website. The Silver Singles technology helps you create a profile and find singles based on your personal preferences - helping you realize a more expeditious matching experience.
Browsing members and creating a basic profile is free at Silver Singles. The free membership options are pretty extensive at Silver Singles. They allow you to post a profile and picture, take a personality test, search other profiles, and get others to notice you.
A paid membership allows for two way conversations via email, IM or chat. The downside to Silver Singles is the current membership base. While the quality of singles is high we noticed they currently have approximately half the membership base of those companies higher ranked.
Created for people aged 50 or older, Silver Singles is a well designed website with some nice search functionality and personality tests. The price is affordable but membership base is smaller than those companies ranked higher. The website is geared for those looking for serious, long-term relationships. As with any new dating website the biggest challenge is the initial membership base. Mature Singles Click offers a free sign up option if you'd like to review the website and profiles before making a commitment.
Free access also includes dating advice articles, profile creation and picture upload. A paid membership will allow you to communicate with other singles via email, instant messaging, chat and videos. The website and profiles are well organized and easy to scan. Mature Singles Click states it has 6 million members worldwide. We had a tough time believing that as results in our metropolitan city were a bit uneventful.
Perhaps that includes many free memberships and less of those you'll actually have access to talk with. The overall experience with Mature Singles Click was mixed.
The website, search functionality and profiles were average and the membership base was questionable. If you are looking for a serious relationship with a lot of members to choose from we recommend you choose a higher ranked company. Senior Date Link for the select group of daters that are more focused on the physical aspect of meeting others.
Unlike any other website we reviewed, we were surprised to see profile pictures that did not include the members face but other regions that may be startling for those unaware of what they're getting into with this site. Senior Date Link is also said to attract "sexy members" but we didn't necessarily agree with that description.
Senior Date Link is clearly less concerned with helping to create loving long term relationships. If casual encounters with singles or couples of all ages are your goal then you might want to read on. Otherwise, we suggest you move on to a website geared for helping you find a match you're comfortable with. Senior Date Link offers a free membership and a paid option.
To get started you must complete an extensive 3 page list of questions to gain access at either level. Free membership access is very limited. You can peruse profile pictures but may not read much further.
Overall, the Senior Date Link website was less professional in appearance and features. We didn't like the free membership limitations nor the extensive questionnaire. We found that the website requires you pay for one year upfront but had a tough time confirming that with them. If you are looking for a senior dating site we recommend you look at a higher ranked option.
Mature Date Link is the casual hook up website for those aged 40 to However, you'll have to weed through the other members of all ages if you are wanting someone in your own age class. The overall look of the website is unimpressive with outdated graphics and cheesy pictures. Mature Date Link offers free access that includes the option to look for other members.
We appreciated that the free membership does not first require you complete a long survey of questions. Paid members have access to Mature Date Link's "two way matching" that looks for other liked minded individuals. Matching categories include income, age, race, location, education, lifestyle and more. Mature Date Link proved to have some membership issues in the searches we completed.
We had a tough time finding members in our area - and for those we did we weren't impressed. However, Mature Date Link guarantees you "hook up" and offers if you aren't satisfied. Setting aside the mission of the website, we didn't like the outdated appearance and the membership base. If you are looking for seniors in your area we recommend you search a higher ranked website.
Despite the appearance we were quick to realize that Mature Dating Only is not your typically senior dating website but a ploy to match you with an expensive, local match making service.
We found numerous customers that were unhappy when they realized that they weren't signing up for an affordable online dating service but headed for a pushy sales call from a dating service that would cost them thousands of dollars in the end. We felt the website was not forth coming of their intentions when, during the free sign up option, their objective was to get your contact information for other purposes.
For those that did go through with hiring the match making service we couldn't find any tales of happy, in love customers. The word most often found was "Scam" when it came to Mature Dating Only.
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Does it send the wrong message. It starts with the Personality Test that lets the site get to know you and your ideal match in a fun, fresh way. Hi Violet, Thanks so much for such encouraging feedback!
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I cannot best dating site for jewish seniors him a bath once he get disable. We know that a safe and friendly online dating wite is the most important for senior people, so we use an array of technology to detect unusual behavior and fake profiles. They definitely are not doing the service for free. The idea that men and woman are seeking fun and adventure rather dating sites blackmail spending their later years alone is exciting and challenging. Many older adults have multiple needs for companionship.
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