Are you looking for a serious relationship in your twilight years?If so, you're part of an ever-growing group; a study by the American Associated of Retired Persons tells us that 'companionship' is the main motivation for seniors dating online.If are new to it, here are a couple of things you may see with senior dating: Unlike most people who commit themselves to a life of solitude in their later years of life, you could be one of those who is determined to live the remainder of your years in someone’s company that you truly enjoy.While no one can replace the love you shared with a deceased spouse, it is never too late to find someone else that you can love.
With people living longer and America's active baby boomers reaching retirement age, more and more people are turning to online dating services to find (or replace) Mr. The most popular online dating sites among active older adults are the biggies like and e Harmony.com, which serve millions of people of all ages and thus have the biggest pool of potential mates. In May 2011, operator IAC launched Our Time.com, a site dedicated to the 50-plus crowd.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
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A quick example: Over the past two years, the number of singles older than 50 who joined one of the dating sites run by People Media -- the number one provider of targeted, online dating communities for singles seeking meaningful relationships -- skyrocketed 400 percent.
Culling members from all IAC's other online dating sites, it debuted with a membership of more than 1 million, making it the world's largest site for baby boomers.