Online dating at any age can be somewhat disconcerting, and you might be worried (or downright scared) of embarking on it now that you’re over 50.
Don’t worry; it’s actually not bad at all, with studies finding that dating is more fun later in life!
Cost: Free Where to sign up: 50Plus Club This site is a little unconventional, because it pairs up older singles with younger matches.
Age believes that age differences in relationships are less important than two people finding something in common and a special bond.
Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
The site allows you to create a profile, add up to 26 photos, search for people by country, state, or city, create a list of your favorite people, and send a "hello" (they call them "winks") to people you'd like to get to know.
If you like the feel of it, you can become a member so that you can start a conversation with the people you are interested in.
Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.
But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.