e Harmony markets its site as the gateway to marriage.
Reviews indicate that 14 to 23 percent of users are over age 55; there is no data for ages 60 and over.
So for example, if you state that you only want 6’1” nonsmoking men, but you occasionally search for or look at 5’8” individuals who smoke, the site will provide shorter smokers among your potential matches.
The site also points you to Mutual Matches – people who not only match your criteria, but who also say they are looking for someone like you.
Who it’s good for People with lots of Facebook friends who are looking for quick meet-ups and casual dating.
The downside Ninety percent of the site’s users are under the age of 35, according to information we found.
As with e Harmony, unsubscribing is reported to be difficult.
Check it out at Match is one of the most well-known and widely used dating sites for all ages; roughly 30 percent of users are age 50 or over according to a recent article; no data is available for number of users over 60.
Why it made the list Unlike some sites, Match allows you to specify a wide number of criteria in the person you’re looking for.
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!