“Can anybody find me, someone, to love?” Any question like that is timeless, and age should not stop us from being agreeable and confident about ourselves. We can still date, and we can even go for more—maybe a relationship.
As dating agencies aren’t always the best option, some mature men and women would instead go for a dating website. The Internet may have scared you once, but nowadays, there are a lot of safe environments. One of them is Dating for Seniors.
In this review, we will try to give you an idea of what you can expect from this website. Is it safe? How does it work? Do I need to pay? We will answer these and many other questions.
About this latter issue, don’t worry that much about it. We can help you surf through it and ignore add-ons that may bother your sight. Let’s say it’s not always easy to understand how a dating website works.
In a few words, on Dating for Seniors, you can see profiles and chat with senior people who live around you.
You sign in by giving the website owners your nickname, your location, your age, and an email address. You can use a fake one for the first time you register so that you can take a look at the website. Our suggestion is not to use your usual personal email for this registration. If you have what someone calls a “fun mail” use it, or create it right away.
Then, if you decide to stay, you can change your email address and give them your real one. You will not be asked about your credit card details unless you want to upgrade your membership.
That’s it! The purpose of the website is only to connect people. If you are lucky and if you play your cards, you may be the next one who will be helped by Dating for Seniors.
Generally speaking, on dating websites, there are a lot of fake profiles or professional workers who, at some point, will ask you money in a change of service. Don’t worry, Dating for Seniors takes identity quite seriously.
We took a look at the website, and there are a lot of users in the US, and most of them are real. Actually, we haven’t found robots or fake profiles. It’s not possible to generalize, though, so keep your guard up.
The people on this website are mostly men, but the number keeps changing. It’s more for straight people than for homosexuals.
Here you can do a lot of things. First of all, you can swipe. Swipe, in dating websites jargon, means that you will be shown a large number of pictures. You can say “I like” or “I dislike” to each of them. If you like, and if these people will like in return, a “match” happens.
It’s not a real match, but both of you will know that you liked each other. It can ease the conversation at first. This can also work as an ice-breaker for a chat. Chat is another feature, but you can also write to people via email.
You can browse profiles already online, sorting them according to your preferences. For example, you can choose only chubby ladies, or only not too mature men, and so on. The possibilities are almost endless; we will talk about them later.
When you understand immediately how a website works, they say the site is “usable.” Well, of course, usability also depends on the user, but we can state that Dating for Seniors is quite usable, after all.
There are a lot of banners and links here and there. Just be sure not to click randomly on whatever you read, as it may be marketing, and it may lead you outside the website. This is not bad, but it will make your efforts of dating less effective.
The design is quite old fashioned. There is a top toolbar at the top of the page. It’s red, and there’s the website name on it. By clicking on this, you will be directed on the main page, wherever you are. Keep that in mind.
Below this bar, there’s another one, the black menu bar. Our suggestion for you is to use this to navigate throughout the website so that you won’t get lost.
Here you can browse other profiles, see photos you may like, read your emails, your settings, and you can upgrade your profile from free profile to paid one.
In the left bar, you can find some useful numbers. You will find your notifications number, messages number, favorite profiles. You can see who saw your profile, a feature that might be helpful, again, as an ice breaker.
The right bar then contains a quick search engine. Set the parameters you like using the tab “filter” and search for your best match!
Then scrolling down, you can find some more profiles of people next to you and down again the tab to block and notify users to the webmaster.
The other things are ads and banners—they will lead you out of Dating for Seniors.
In the center of the main page, you will find the profiles. You have two possibilities to check them: by “swiping” or by looking for them one by one. If you look one by one, you can see their photos, “flirt” or message them, as it’s written clearly below the pictures.
The flirt is similar to the Facebook like.
While we are writing this review, there is no mobile app for Dating for Seniors. As the website is not very light, we suggest you use it on your computer rather than on your phone.
Customer service is very kind and helpful. Scroll the page down until you find, at the very bottom of it, the button “help” and “contact us.” Check the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) first: someone may have experienced the same issue, and you could find an answer already given there.
If you can’t find your issue in the FAQ session, just write directly to the Customer Support.
You need to type “dating for seniors” into your search engine bar. Then go on the link to the website. A large image with a smiling couple will open up. Now look for a pink button at the top right of the page. Click on “Join us for free,” and another panel will open up.
You will need to say if you are a man seeking a woman, or a woman seeking for a man, or man-man and finally woman-woman. Click on “next step” and select your age, then your email address. Keep on clicking the “next step,” and you will be in!
You may wonder, “why do they need that much information about me?” As you can read yourself in the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page: imagine you are going to a blind date.
Wouldn’t you like to know a little bit more about the person that is in front of you? Maybe not all the details of his/her life, but just a sparkle of it.
So, at this point, you will be inside the website, and it’s time for you to build your profile.
Now you will be asked a bunch of questions. While you answer, the website automatically creates a profile with the information you give him. You will be asked your “name.” You won’t have to tell your full name and surname; you can give a nickname or an avatar.
Then you can tell your ethnic type, age, and body type. Now it’s time to write a good title. What is this? Just the thing other people can read about you. This is like your business card, your tag, like you introducing yourself to the online world.
Our suggestion is to keep it short and a little funny. If you do not mind saying what your real intentions are, do it. As soon as you complete all these passages, you’re in!
If you have used a fake email to sign up to the website the first time, a red alert will appear at the top of the page. It says to kindly change your email address if you want to be part of Dating for Seniors community.
A valid email address is a key for the webmasters to verify your profile and validate it.
The browser looks for the parameters other people put in their profile. So, you can research profiles by age, gender, location, distance from you, and so on.
You can search by ethnicity and body type, for example. It’s up to you to select your favorite parameters. Our suggestion is not to be too severe, especially if it’s the first time for you on a dating website. The best match for you may now be hidden behind a body type you have never thought about before.
You can chat almost instantly with whoever you like. You will just need to go onto the profile you like and type your first words. Use the other person’s personal description to find a good start.
There’s not a standard way to approach a stranger online, but always keep in mind: your personal information is personal, like in the real world. If you have never been on a dating website, if you have never chatted on the Internet, don’t give away easily your address, your family photos, and so on.
After having liked a person, he/she will know that you like his/her profile. But this gives you no VIP access to this person’s chat. Your message will have the same importance of other messages this person might receive.
Exactly, like in real life! So, here’s the thing: Dating for Seniors Chats are just like club and pub’s chats. First, introduce yourself. Try not to be too confident, nor too shy.
Nudity is not tolerated in public photos, but in private, you are almost entirely free. Remember to send only if you feel allowed to do so. Better, if you are asked to. Either way, you can block other users or notify them that they are misbehaving. On the right bar, at the very bottom of it.
The website access is totally free, and you will not be required to give your credit card details. Still, when it comes to real and long chats, you might think about paying for a membership. As a member, you can switch to “invisible mode” and look to other profiles without being seen. Yes, you are typically seen!
If you select a profile, or even a picture, the other user will notice it. This may be a good thing, but someone thinks it’s best to decide whether to make your intentions public or not.
You can’t decide, with a free membership. While with a paid one, you can. Let’s see all the differences.
With a free membership, you can see a small profile picture for every user. You can browse profiles. You can send a limited number of chat messages and put a limited number of “likes” or “flirts.”
As we said, you will not be able to switch to the invisible mode, so every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, they’ll be watching you.
Still, you can catch a glimpse of what you will get with a paid subscription. Also, you can get to know how many users there are next to you. If there are not many members who signed up in your city, maybe it’s not worth signing up for Dating for Seniors
With a paid Premium membership, you can activate the invisible mode, as we said before.
Then, you will be able to send unlimited flirts, private messages, and emails. But, best of all, you can see all other users’ pictures. It’s not very common for a website to give all these details about itself before paying, but it’s a good feature.
14,65$/month for three months. If you buy a single month, you will pay 27,96$ for it. Prices are not necessarily updated, so we highly recommend you to go and see the updated price list yourself.
Of course, buying more than a month is always cheaper. It’s a shame that this website does not have a limited number of days as a trial period. This would have allowed you to see the differences between paid and free profile effectively.
There’s that time when you just think. That’s enough. You have found the person you were looking for, or maybe you just don’t want to date anyone anymore. No judgment.
Before canceling your subscription, keep in mind that you can disable notifications if that’s the main reason. Just go to the “settings” tab in the main upper menu bar.
Well, if you would still like to cancel your subscription, go to Settings, then on the left, you will find the tab “disable your account.”
Is it safe to give your credit card to Dating for Seniors? What some people do for online expenses is using a pre-paid card. You move on it only the exact amount you plan to spend, and it’s done.
Given this detail, consider that payments here are encrypted, and it’s unlikely that a hacker will spot your credit card details.
There are plenty of similar websites online, for mature people who are looking for a mate: like Senior People Meet, Our Time, Senior Match, Silver Singles, Dating for Senior, My Senior Dating, Senior Next. One last: Senior Dating, which is perfect but which only works if you live within the UK.
This is all that you need to know before signing up for Dating for Seniors. There is no guarantee about the success of your experience here. This website will only allow you to meet people you may have never seen in your everyday life. Plus, you will know exactly they are looking for someone else. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be here!
We hope this review was helpful for you, but most of all, we hope you can find your mate. Online or in real life, wherever it may be. Good luck with dating!