Surveys of the age group indicated they wanted to be able to associate with other mature adults,” Meyers said in a published interview.“They wanted to jump into a community of like-minded folks.
They know what they want; they stay longer on the site, are more deliberate in their approach and take their time.”Of course, the connection may not be a plus for everyone, since Match doesn't exactly thrill all of its members.
In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.
She says the biggest reason many older adults stay away from dating sites is for fear of getting judged, since people putting their information online for all to view -- and being comfortable with that is a relatively new thing in our culture.“I think the stigma has really, really decreased,” she said about online dating."So many people are doing it and this simply is a myth that shouldn’t keep you in participating if you’re interested in dating someone."On the other hand, all this sounds great but, if Ourtime is anything like Match, you'll want to pay careful attention to the subscription details.She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.If the more traditional dating websites like and Ok Cupid are a little too broad for your tastes, here are a few niche dating websites for particular beliefs, interests and lifestyles. Senior People is tailor-made for adults 55 years of age or older, and can be used to find new romance, friendship or pen pals for those "young at heart." If dietary restrictions are a major concern when it comes to who you'll date, Glutenfree is your source for those following the gluten-free lifestyle, whether for necessity or simply by choice.
You Must Love Dogs bills itself as "the first niche website designed specifically for singles who love dogs." With 2 million users, according to the site, how could you not find your puppy love?
So don’t let the idea that you’re not ready to get married keep you from getting out there if dating is what you’re interested in.”Our Time is owned by IAC, which also owns other dating sites like and