Today more than ever, dating for seniors is becoming easier online. As one of the key growing demographics for online dating over the last twenty years, it’s no surprise that more specialized services are beginning to crop up to meet the demand.
Have you recently found yourself single, and over 50? It can be a daunting reality to try and step out into the dating world again, even more scary is the idea of doing it online. However, there is one shining example in the world of senior dating sites that is aiming to bridge that gap and give seniors the chance to find love again.
SilverSingles is a platform aimed at connecting seniors together who are looking for a lasting relationship. We decided to sit down and discover how the site works, what the sign-up process is like, and what you can expect from stepping into the online dating world over 50.
The Members – Who’s on the Platform?
The SilverSingles dating scene is made up of primarily people over the age of 50, with the largest group being over 55. Meaning that the platform is dedicated mostly to this demographic.
Despite this, there are a substantial amount of people on the platform ranging from 25 upwards. This group are mostly made up of people looking for older partners, so the platform is firmly focused on senior dating needs.
The vast majority of these members are not looking for casual connections, and instead are looking for long lasting romantic relationships.
How to Get Started – The Sign-Up Process
Signing up for SilverSingles is a streamlined and straightforward process. Simply go to their website, or download their app, and you can begin the process. The website is a comprehensive design, with a refreshing ease of use to it. The app follows this trend, and doesn’t confuse you with too much going on. Instead focusing on a clear design, and a streamlined experience.
Signing up to the dating platform involves a few simple questions about yourself, and a range of multiple answer questions to get a better understanding of what you are looking for.
After you have signed up, you will be prompted to take a personality quiz. This questionnaire is over 100 questions, which is quite a lot, but take some time to fill it out and you’ll be much better equipped to find suitable matches on the site.
From here you will get to make your profile, which is nothing new to the online dating world. You can upload a picture, both public and private, and write about yourself to give protentional matches a personalized feel as they check you out.
After this, it’s all about taking advantage of the website to begin connecting and finding love. So how does that look?
Connecting with Suitors
Unlike many websites, SilverSingles takes a more unique approach to providing you with suitable matches. Each day you will be presented with a list of possible matches based on their in-depth personality quiz that you filled out in the sign-up process.
From here, you are free to send those matches messages directly, or simply a smile that expresses your interest. If you are a premium member, you will have access to Wildcard Matches which provide a wider range of matches who might interest you.
After you’re connected, you are both left to talk between yourselves and work out if you’re interested. A great benefit at this stage is being able to see your matches profile, and how they answered their quiz questions, meaning you can find plenty of things to discuss between yourselves.
Membership – Is it Worth it?
Just before we mentioned membership, so it’s a good idea to cover what membership is on SilverSingles. When you sign-up, you will be on the free membership. This gives you access to many of the basic features, including:
- The ability to make a basic profile.
- A tailored questionnaire to better match you with partners.
- A photo gallery on your profile.
- Tailored matches provided to you daily.
- The ability to send smiles to your matches – As a free member you cannot send direct messages.
If you really want to get the most out of the platform, you will have to invest in the membership. As many of the more advanced features are locked behind a monthly fee. The cost of the membership starts at $30 per month, but goes down to $12 per month on larger packages.
If you sign up for the SilverSingles membership, you can enjoy:
- Unlimited communication.
- More specifically tailored matches, and many more options each day.
- The ability to see all member photos.
- A list that shows you all the visitors that look at your profile.
- The ability to send photo requests to other members.
The main two features that you’ll need is the ability to send direct messages, and the unlocking of the full protentional of the SilverSingles matching algorithm. If you do invest into the platform, you can always cancel your subscription at any time, giving you the freedom to try for one month and see if it’s right for you.
Our Final Thoughts
It is refreshing to see a senior dating site that focuses on providing a space for people over 50 to find lasting love online. By doing away with the more casual dating scene, and focusing their entire platform on matching you with a lasting partner, SilverSingles excels at what it sets out to do.
If we had one critique of the platform, it would be its membership deals. Whilst priced quite low, it’s clear that it would be very frustrating to use the platform without at least investing into the monthly subscription. However, if you’re serious about finding love, it’s a small price to pay.
We think SilverSingles is one of the most interesting, and engaging dating platforms for seniors out there on the market right now. With a wealth of features to offer you, and a science-based personality test to best match you with your future partner, it’s no wonder seniors all around the world are flocking to the service.