Is it attracting the interest of couch potatoes, the chronically ill or the guys just looking for a little action?
If so, you are likely making at least one of the mistakes commonly made by women over 40 who are using online dating as their new discos. ) Unfortunately, all it takes is one major profile mistake to potentially sabotage any chance of finding love — or even a few good dates.
Because if it doesn’t catch his interest right away, it only takes a single click for him to find one that does.
The good news is that unlike a lot of things in life, your profile is easy to change and update.
The organisation also has a range of other mature dating sites, such as Over 40 Dating and Over 60 Dating, so you can easily find someone exactly your age. This one is free to join, but you'll have to pay more to access some of the premium features.
This specialist mature dating site will make sure you can find people your own age, taking away the need to sift through dozens of profiles that don't fit what you're looking for.
At Plenty More Fish, you can choose the Silver Pond (for the over-forties), to filter and take a look at the potential matches in your age range - some critics have said there is even too much choice on this huge dating site!
To make success more likely, Plenty More Fish has added special features, such as instant messaging and being able to see who has viewed your profile, which cost an extra £2.99 to £7.49 per month. Free, but upgraded membership costs £12.90 for three months, or less if you sign up for longer. It has a simple questionnaire at the beginning, which gives you a good idea of who you might suit.
They'll also send you a batch of potential matches (based on your questionnaire) every day too via email, eliminating the need to trawl through the masses of members.
Dating Over 50s also posts regular articles to specifically help with dating when you're a bit older, drawing on their own dating expertise. Plenty of men in their forties and fifties use this site (including some who are younger), and our w&h consumer expert Niki Chesworth, who tried the site herself, agreed that most men on there seemed genuine and honest.
However, the questionnaire members are required to fill out when they first join isn't as detailed as those of some other sites, so you'll most likely have to ask more questions than normal, once you do get in touch with someone you like the look of. Free to join and browse, but you'll need to subscribe to do more, like chat, which costs from £6.99 per month.
All you need to do is input who you're looking for, your name, date of birth and your email, and there you have it!
Fifty Dating has members all over the UK, from Aberdeen to Surrey, and can even help you if you're looking for a date from overseas, including from Australia and South Africa, so it doesn't matter where in the world you are.