Count the increasing numbers of older women who want to date but are not interested in remarrying (the Pew points to a gender gap there), and you get a picture of seniors swarming the dating sites.Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!
The downside Match has a high number of fake users, as do some of the other sites, and it doesn’t alert you to possible spammers.
As with e Harmony, unsubscribing is reported to be difficult.
A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.
That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like
Here are our dating site picks for seniors, 2104 (see our earlier picks here).
We’ve tested the big sites, as well as some promising newcomers.Like e Harmony, Match only accepts users who are single, divorced or widowed.Who’s it good for People seeking long-term relationships as well as short term dating.A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.New York City and Los Angeles are up next and will launch when enough people have registered from these areas.Why it made the list e Harmony uses “29 dimensions of compatibility” to pick matches— based on an extensive questionnaire.