If you’ve spent any time dating, you know it can be challenging.
Whether you’re looking for a serious romantic relationship or long-term companionship, finding the right person for you can take a lot of time, unless you’re very lucky.
On this site we provide many of the tools and mature dating resources you need to help you get into the kind of relationship you want.
You’ll find below just some of the senior dating resources you should consider using.
We’ll add to this list, as we find other valuable resources, so check back regularly. Use the links in the Table of Contents to skip directly to a section.
Mature Dating Resources – Table of Contents
Online Dating and Meeting Sites
We write a lot about using online dating sites here because we know they work. The two of us (Daisy and Cosmo) met this way and we never would have connected otherwise, even though we had been living across the street from each other for 7 years!
Using dating sites typically means you’ll have more dates than if you rely on referrals from friends and family, or randomly meeting potential dates. More dates means opening yourself to more opportunities to find the right person for you . . . whether you’re looking for true love and romance, casual dating, quick hook-ups or just companionship.
There are hundreds of sites to choose from. We’ve compiled the best of the ones that either focus exclusively on dating for people over 50, or have a large number of senior members:
eharmony (Our readers’ favorite dating site)
Eharmony is considered by many as THE place if you’re looking for a serious relationship and/or marriage, but whatever kind of relationship you’re looking for, they say you can find it on their site.
Since 2000, they’ve been at the forefront of creating highly compatible relationships based on key dimensions of personality that predict the most successful, meaningful relationships.
Over the past 20+ years, the site has brought into being more than 2 million successful relationships in over 125 countries.
Joining the eharmony community is free. After completing their Compatibility Quiz, you’ll be able to review any matches that are within the Match Preferences you specify.
As a Basic Member, you can view basic profile information about your matches at no charge. You only pay when you’re ready to take the next step and communicate with all of the matches available to you and see their photos.
With more than 50,000 new sign-ups per week and around 2,000 matches per month, SilverSingles is considered one of the best online dating sites for romance, adventure and love for people over 50.
SeniorMatch is a great platform to meet activity partners, travel companions, a new friend, your dream lover or your soulmate. They cover a lot of bases:
- Dating and relationships
- Travel mates
- Activity partners
They don’t allow people under 40 to become members, so they maintain a consistent age range dedicated specifically to mature members.
Zoosk boasts more than 40 million members worldwide so it’s custom-made for people who want to connect internationally, because they’re either planning to move to another country or travel a lot. But it’s also good for local dating.
Their behavioral matchmaking technology uses big data insights from their vast membership base to provide users with highly accurate and tailored matches, all in real time.
And the site is easy to use. In about 10 minutes or so you can be registered and create a profile with the basic necessary info.
EliteSingles is for singles interested in culture, the environment, politics, etc. They claim that 70% of their members have at least a bachelor’s degree and are successful professionals.
One of the pluses on this site: They send you 3-7 senior single matches every day to pick from, instead of bombarding you with more than you can handle.
Launched in 1997, Jdate is considered the premier Jewish dating site. They have the largest community of Jewish singles looking to date other Jewish singles near them and boast that they’re responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other online dating sites combined.
A few things that set them apart:
- Their easy profile creation process
- Each profile is reviewed by their customer care team
- Their U.S.-based customer care team is available seven days a week
With membership at 16 million Christian singles and growing, Christian Mingle is one of the most popular Christian online dating sites. The site contains thousands of positive reviews from happy couples sharing their experiences.
One interesting feature is their LookBook. If you find a profile of someone who looks like a good match, you can post a heart on their profile. If they “heart” you back, you’ll be notified and can take things from there.
Launched in 1999, ChristianCafe has become the dating site of choice for millions of Christian singles worldwide.
Membership includes divorced and widowed people and is independently Christian-owned, They have a track record of 25,000 marriages and the site features more than 3,000 testimonials from happy couples sharing their experiences with the platform.
You can try the service free, without obligation, for 10 days (7 days plus an additional 3 for posting a photo). During the free trial, you can create a dating profile and communicate free using on-site email.
Launched in 1999 as SaintRaphael.net, CatholicMatch is the world’s largest online dating site exclusively for Catholics.
The site is endorsed by many Catholic leaders, some of whom met their own spouses on the site.
They aim to help single Catholics meet others for faith-focused dating leading to sacramental marriage. They also provide support and education to date more purposefully.
Groups for Hobbies and Activities
Are you looking to get together with others for hobbies and other activities?
Millions of people use Meetup to pursue a passion, share a hobby, learn something new, champion a cause, and explore an interest with others through groups and events.
Start a Meetup group to make new friends and gather around the topics or hobbies you love. Have some fun and grow with new people!
Dating Safety, Wellness, and Privacy
STD’s, including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes are still prevalent and rising dramatically among seniors 55+, according to the CDC. (The numbers are shockingly high.)
That’s why it’s SO important to get blood tested for STD’s before you start a physical relationship with your partner.
Today, it’s easier than ever. At PersonalLabs, you can order STD and more than 400 other blood tests without an office visit to your doctor. They provide the lab order. You get tested locally.
They are HIPAA Compliant and HSA/FSA Approved.
When you’re dating, it’s not a good idea to give out your phone number to everyone you connect with. It’s safer to wait until you know people at least a little. At the beginning, they’re strangers to you, especially if you’ve met them through a dating site.
But you DO want to be able to talk and text with people without worrying about your safety and privacy.
Protect yourself and get a separate phone number just for dating. Hushed makes it safe and easy to chat with matches without disclosing your real phone number.
Spruce Up Your Look with Stylish Eyeglasses
If you’re like most people over 60, you wear prescription glasses.
You know how expensive they can be at your local optician. So you may not be able to afford to buy a new pair very often. You’re stuck wearing eyeglasses and sunglasses that aren’t fashionable, or fit the way you want to present yourself.
But if you purchase them online at eyeglasses.com, you’ll pay about 50% less than average retail.
Here are some other benefits:
- A massive collection of 380 brands to choose from (with more than 200,000 styles) including names like Gucci, Versace, Kate Spade, Prada, Ray-Ban, Coach, Armani and many more
- High-quality U.S. made lenses with their Perfect Prescription Lenses Guarantee
- Their Virtual Try On VTO system patented in 2003
- Replacement lenses for glasses you already own
- An easy 30-day return policy, with no re-stocking fee
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Am I Ready for a Relationship [QUIZ]
How confident are you that you’re ready for a relationship?
Take the Smart Dating Quiz to find out where you stand on relationship skills.
- When you’re done, you’ll instantly see how you rank in four areas:
- Awareness of self
- Emotional self-control and adaptability
- Social awareness and empathy
- Relationship and conflict management, working with and inspiring others
Go here for the relationship quiz or click the image above.
Dating Calculator – How Long Must I Date Before I Find a Partner?
How long must you date before finding ‘the one’?
And how many dates and rejections will you have to endure?
This online dating calculator uses a unique strategy that tells you what to expect, as well as how to increase your odds of finding your ideal partner.
Check out the online dating calculator here or click the image above.