Why it made the list It’s beautifully designed, with clear information about how to use the site.The mandatory identity verification system is a nice safety feature designed to eliminate scammers, well worth the verification fee for a free user plan.
It caters to the over 50 individual, both in its stated age bracket and because it makes that first step easier – a plus for anyone who’s been out of the dating game for a while.
That said, women commenting on Senior Planet have complained that they’ve received date requests from younger men in their 40s.
The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.
But with promising new sites launching all the time, it’s becoming easier to navigate the landscape and find the right fit for you, whether you’re looking for companionship, a lifelong lover or a fun date for the weekend.
Two years ago, AARP partnered with the then-fledgling dating site How About We to create an over-50s version.
Like its all-ages counterpart, it’s designed to get you out and dating fast rather spending weeks on get-to-know-you emails.A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.New York City and Los Angeles are up next and will launch when enough people have registered from these areas.And out of the 18 profiles we looked at, 17 hadn’t been active in a month.