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What are the best online dating sites for over 50s?

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SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 17-Jul-19 13:12:29

Hello all,

We're interested to hear your experiences of online dating sites and which ones you've found to be the best - or worst, as the case may be.

Have you used any of the sites on this list of online dating sites? If so, what were thoughts and did you have any success in meeting someone?

Or, perhaps you've tried a site that isn't listed here and you'd like to recommend it? smile

Do let us know in the comments below. As always, we value the sage advice of GNers. Thank you flowers

trueblue22 Wed 17-Jul-19 18:34:56

All the ones I've tried are just awful. Match.com matched me with men/boys at least 30 years younger than me. They were looking for cougar relationship.

I sometimes post my art on Instagram and the number of young men with private accounts trying to connect just invades my privacy. It's like a shoal of piranha circling around vulnerable older single women. I'm a widow of 3 years and he last thing I need are men on the make. What an eye opener!

It was an interesting social experiment, but I'd rather meet someone 'organically.; through friends, activities or just out doing things.

Davidhs Thu 18-Jul-19 07:45:01

I don’t think dating sites that claim to “ Match” couples work with the older age group. There are far more women than men wanting a new partner but the chances of finding your soulmate is pretty slim.
My own experience as a man is, don’t bother with dating sites, join a local club and socialize, if you are single and looking you will get plenty of attention.

Iam64 Thu 18-Jul-19 08:08:34

I haven't used any, wouldn't want to but - friends use Guardian Soul Mates with a degree of success.

scotsmist Thu 18-Jul-19 09:02:14

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Jfmosley Tue 30-Jul-19 06:33:25

meetup.com is a pleasant one whereas you can meetup with a group of friends/strangers and have a good time.
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I dislike the dating social media because the men/women who gets on these dating sites are liars, desperate for a sex mate, and be dangerous to your health/life.

I met my guy friend at a funeral, weird but we talked and find our self dating .
Meeting people the old fashion way such as the library/movies/school/work/ and/or at a convenience store.

Notagranyet12 Tue 30-Jul-19 17:20:56

I have used Match and was just at the point of giving up after many disastrous dates when I finally met someone very nice and have been dating him for over 7 months, so far, so good. So, as long as you are prepared to be extremely patient and not give up, it can be successful. I happened to be his first date so I think he got "lucky", that's what I keep telling him anyway.

Tiggie Wed 07-Aug-19 17:21:27

My friend (of a similar age to me) had met her now husband via internet dating and so I tried the "elite singles" site. However when I checked my bank account I found that a years subscription had been taken rather than the 1 month that I had signed up for. Not a good start! To be fair they reimbuesred me straightaway. A stream of emails came through to me but I soon realised that I am nervous of meeting total strangers and feel rather inadequate because of it. You guys out there are absolutely right about meeting others in a more natural way but it's not all that easy for single women to get themselves out there. Ho hum!

Minniemoo Wed 07-Aug-19 17:24:38

My work manager met a chap on Plenty of Fish. They married last year. But for one success story there are plenty of disasters.

Good luck in your quest!

Sar53 Wed 07-Aug-19 17:29:15

I met my now husband on an over 50's site which, unfortunately, is now no more. We lived about 50 miles apart and had a long distance relationship for 2 years, only seeing each other at weekends.
I moved to live with him in 2010. We have been together for over 11 years and married for 6 months. In our case it worked but I know that not everyone is as lucky as we have been.