Looking for love in this digital age can be a minefield. Discover the top five online dating websites, some specifically geared to over 50s, to get back in the game.
OkCupid allows you to register for free. Unless you need more space in your inbox or you wish to get rid of the ads, it is not necessary to pay the $9.95 per month for a premium membership. OkCupid matches members using a maths-based matching system. Once you have set up your basic profile you can then opt to answer hundreds of questions such as whether you like animals, are a messy person or how often you brush your teeth. You are then matched up with people who gave the most similar answers to you. The more questions you answer, the more accurate your results will be.
RSVP is Australia’s most populous online dating site, with over 2 million members, giving you a better chance of finding someone you may wish to meet up and have coffee with. RSVP also has an ‘over 50 and fabulous’ dedicated website. It’s free to join, view profiles and see who has looked at your profile. If you want to get in contact with another member, you will need to pay for a ‘stamp’ to send them an email. Stamps start at $4.59 each, and one stamp allows free unlimited contact between two members for 30 days. You can also sign up for a paid account to access compatibility scores and access more email options. Accounts start from $6.65 per month.
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eHarmony has over 1 million members. eHarmony also has a dedicated over 50s dating website. eHarmony’s selling point is that it really works to match you with someone compatible. You fill in your own questionnaire, then nominate who you would prefer to find, based on appearance, location and qualities you feel are important in a relationship. It is free to create an account, which allows you to create a profile, view your daily matches and have limited interaction with other members. In order to access other features you need to pay for a membership, which starts at $19.95 per month for 12 months. It is worth noting that eHarmony will also allow you to choose your match by religious denomination.
be2 is a relatively new dating site. It is Australian-based and registration is free. be2 uses personality tests to connect you with like-minded members. If you take out a membership you are guaranteed contact with at least 10 partner recommendations, otherwise your membership is extended for free.