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 You can specify religious status, smoking and drinking preferences, marital status and more.The site’s well regarded Synapse matching algorithm uses your profile details, match criteria and on-site searches to find the best matches for you.The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.But with promising new sites launching all the time, it’s becoming easier to navigate the landscape and find the right fit for you, whether you’re looking for companionship, a lifelong lover or a fun date for the weekend.The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.With an unpaid membership you can’t see profile photos, though you can see some details about a person.
We’ve tested the big sites, as well as some promising newcomers.
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.
The downside Currently, unless you live in the San Francisco area it’s impossible to do a targeted search for your state or city. When you receive a bagel, you have the option to like or pass; both sides have to like in order for either to take the next step.
But for now, you can meet Stitchers” in other locations in order to connect for travel or chat about mutual interests long-distance. Other plans are or a month, depending on options you choose. Why it made the list Using only friends of friends eliminates some of the unknowns of dating and increases the likelihood that you’ll find you have something in common.