MANY seniors think dating websites are just for young folk who want flings or casual relationships.
But there are several dating websites tailored to the over 55s looking for love, or even just friendship or companionship.
So if you’re a senior keen to get back into dating after a long layoff, check out some of these websites:
SILVER SINGLES is an online dating site designed to help 50+ singles look for a serious relationship. Their intelligent matchmaking delivers compatible partner suggestions in line with your personal search preferences. They manually verify all new profiles to ensure users have a smooth, safe, and enjoyable environment in which to meet other like-minded singles. Check them out at silversingles.com.au
SINGLES 50 Based on the results of their “scientific personality assessment”, they only introduce you to truly suitable individuals. Your test results, a description of your ideal partner, and their partner recommendations are free and without obligation. Find out more at singles50.com.au
MATURE DATING This mature dating service was created for those people who don’t want to waste their time waiting for a sign from above to find a partner. Unlike other dating sites for seniors, they won’t take too much of your spare time or your personal information in order to find you a match from dozens of profiles of mature singles. Check them out at maturedating.com
EHARMONY isn’t a seniors-specific dating website, but it’s one of the most popular and trusted around the world. See eharmony.com.au
ELITE SINGLES isn’t a seniors-specific dating website, but is well-regarded and popular with “educated singles” (see elitesingles.com.au)
ZOOSK is another popular platform for all age groups and is known for its fun approach (go to zoosk.com).
It’s important to stay safe when you are dating online, so here are some tips:
• Use a new email address that is only for online dating.
• Don’t use your full name as your profile name.
• People can use your photos to search for your other online accounts. Don’t use photos that you use on Facebook etc.
• Never publish or give out sensitive personal or financial information. Ever.
• Ask lots of questions, you can usually tell by someone’s tone if something is not quite right.
• Be sure to block and report suspicious accounts.
• Meet in person in a public place during the day time. Tell a friend where you’ll be.
• Do not ever send people money, and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.