Best Dating Sites For Over 50s

By Sidney H. Alexander

October 6, 2020


Putting yourself out there over the internet can be a bit daunting for anyone, however, 1 in 5 relationships now start online. These relationships that form online may seem to only be open to the younger age groups for quick hook-ups, but that could not be further from the case. Many older people are finding love online now, and there is absolutely no barrier in terms of age for beginning your own online dating adventure. Some sites are even geared towards the older age groups, so by no means should you be put off. This blog will tell us what we think the best dating sites are for the over 50s, starting from the number 1 spot and working our way down.

#1 Dating site for over 50s - eHarmony

eHarmony is a site that does not explicitly state it, but is geared towards creating long lasting, meaningful relationships rather than a place people can have quick hook-ups. As a result of this, a large amount of their clientele are over the age of 50. It is also engineered to have a minimalistic interface that is easy to navigate, so is fit for purpose for those who are not super tech savvy.


Pros

  • eHarmony provides a good and equal gender balance
  • The site has lots of active users
  • Matching is via personality traits so you are likely to find someone you will get a long with
  • The sign-up though time consuming is thorough, so your profile is a good snapshot of who you are
  • Simple user interface makes it easy to navigateHas a robust mobile app

Cons

  • You must pay for a subscription in order to send a message or view profiles – the free account is very basic to say the least
  • You will have to navigate around non-Christian users to find your match.
  • eHarmony is one of the oldest and most reliable online dating sites in the world. Their service is one of the most consistently highly-rated in the world.
eHarmony is a great dating site for anybody looking to build a meaningful relationship built on similar interests and mindsets. A huge number of active users allows you the best chances of finding what you are looking for

#2 Dating site for over 50s- EliteSingles

Pros

  • Has an excellent elderly protection feature that works to prevent fraud
  • Maintains a decent female/male ratio.
  • Has good personality tests to match on interesHas a mobile app to use.

Cons

  • You must pay for a subscription in order to send messages or pictures
Dating can be a bit of a minefield for someone who has a high-flying career, not the least because of time restraints. EliteSingles helps you find like-minded individuals who take their career very seriously.


#3 Dating site for over 50s- SilverSingles

SilverSingles is geared towards the over 50s, hence the name. As a result, the personality tests are also geared for this age group, so the resulting matches are usually quite compatible. There are only 5 handpicked matches everyday as the site wants to find meaningful connections. If you’re over 50 and looking for a long-term, more serious relationship, this is the site for you.

Pros

  • Exclusively geared towards the over 50s
  • Easy to use as a result of the market
  • An in-depth sign up works to filter out a large amount of time wasters.
  • Has good personality tests to match on interesHas a mobile app to use.

Cons

  • Signing up does take a very long time
  • As usual with these sites, messaging and profile viewing is blocked until you pay for a subscription
  • Limited to 5 matches per day
  • Many of the site’s profiles are inactive
SilverSingles is a dating site geared specifically for the over 50s, so you may well have the best chance of finding a meaningful relationship over here.


#4 Dating site for over 50s- SpiritualSingles

This is another site that is geared towards individuals in a very specific way. It looks to match people who it thinks will have a deeper spiritual connection, rather than making couples with a short-term trajectory, or just looking for a quick hook-up. The signup process is very in-depth and targeted to what the users will be looking for. As a result, it uses questionnaires that elicit what spiritual beliefs individuals hold, their priorities and goals, and even has a section for their star signs and the importance individuals place on these. As a result of all this vetting, you can really find a partner that is working on your wavelength.

Pros

  • Over 160,000 active users who are all looking for someone to build a deep, spiritual connection with
  • Ideal for older people who take dating seriously
  • An in-depth sign up works to filter out a large amount of time wasters.
  • Profiles are all manually approved which helps significantly with security for users
  • The site’s match-making algorithm matches individuals on atypical preferences
  • heck out as many profiles as you like without paying for a subscription. Other packages are available with different options in terms of messaging though.

Cons

  • No mobile app.
SpiritualSingles is a great dating site designed to give you matches that go further than skin deep. Not only does the site ensure that the matched individuals tick physical boxes, but also looks to find partners who have a deeper shared connection. 


#5 Dating site for over 50s- ChristianCafe

As we age, we are often more concerned with finding someone who shares our own religious beliefs. Christian Café is a dating site that is run by Christians, for Christians. Allowing you to find someone who shares one of the most important parts of your life. The site goes further than just matching Christians however, and looks to also embody their social understanding of morals and propriety. It therefore blocks anyone who uses bad language or behaves inappropriately. 

Pros

  • Over 2 million active worldwide members, all of which are Christian
  • Upholds Christian values, and therefore blocks bad language or unwanted advances
  • In depth matching procedures makes it perfect for older individuals
  • Profiles are all manually approved which helps significantly with security for users
  • Has a good free trial, no obligation period. This lets you see if you enjoy the site before committing to a subscription

Cons

  • The mobile app exists, but is rather outdated
  • The site is only for Christians
It is great to be able to look for partners that share a hugely important part of your life, and the site is also great at ensuring everyone using it commits to the Christian code of morals and ethics otherwise they will be banned. This is a hard preference often missing on other sites, and can save you a lot of time if you are solely looking for someone of your own Christian faith. 


Though not geared for the over 50s, many have had success on the site and find meaningful relationships on there. The lack of conversation limits also means that you can use it almost to its fullest potential without spending any money, then upgrade later if you feel you need more features.

Being over 50 may make you apprehensive of re-entering the dating world for many reasons, and doing so online is just another, probably unnatural thing to get your head around. You should not be discouraged however. As you can see from the list, there are lots of options for you out there that tick different boxes, and even dedicated sites that are only open to people of a similar age to yourself. A lot of these sites are not oblivious as to why older clients may be put off, for example, the proliferation of online fraud on dating sites, and as a result go a long way to protect their clients from this online targeting. This is all included in the subscription costs (or lack thereof), however you should always be vigilant when dating online, and do not be fooled. Things to look out for can include the other person asking for money, or being overly interested in your financial status from the offset. If in doubt, it would always be good advice to contact the dating site as many of them have specific individuals whose job it is to keep their clients protected.

Sidney H. Alexander

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Hi, Sidney here, I am addicted to techy stuff, anything breaking edge is my favorite, and I love writing so Digitizd.com was born. I realized that there is a huge market for advising people on tech related topics. People just don't have the in-depth knowledge of the digital world that they need to make purchasing decisions. So I am the middle man, the advisor, the guru, call me what you want. I just hope you enjoy my writing. Please leave a comment with your thoughts or questions. Thanks, Sidney

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