Looking to find the best dating site for seniors? You have come the rigtig place. In this article we are diving into Senior Match, and I can tell you that we are quite impressed.
The signing up process on seniormatch.com is quite simple. You can use Facebook for signing up, which makes it easier. I personally never use this feature. I want total control over my information.
If you want to se how to fill out the information see the guide below or click here
Senior Match is a senior dating website that has been around a long time, it was founded in 2003 in Silicon Valley CA.
On Senior Match the focus is on seniors 50+, and to make sure that the age range is consistent they do not allow members who are under the age of 45 years.
At Seniormatch.com they realised that a lot of their members put “traveling” down, as one of their favourite hobbies. This made them decide to add the option for Travel Mates, and they have since added a few more options. Many seniors meet others who share some of the same interests as they do on Senior Match.
Senior Match is divided into:
- Travel mates
- Activity Partners
This makes seniormatch.com a little more diverse than other dating sites.
Once you have joined the site you also have access to features such as:
- First Date Ideas
- Senior Dating Advice
- Lets Meet
These features are for paying members only. Here the members offer their own advice and tips on how to get the best experience on the online dating scene.
Setting up the profile you will not be asked to put in any payment method. This give you an opportunity to try the dating site and find out if this is the one you want to use. However the use of the site is very limited with a free profile.
If you are serious about finding someone using seniormatch.com, you will have to get a paid membership. With a paid membership you get a lot more features.
These are the paid features I find most relevant:
- Initiate sending messages/chatting online: If you see someone online who catches your eye, you want the option to contact him or her!
- State/Province or Zip/Postal Code/City: It is nice to know where a person is from before engaging in too much contact with him or her.
- Who favorited me / viewed me / liked my photo: Who looked at your profile and how many times did he/she visit?
- View compatible matches/reverse matches: This feature makes it easier to find the people who has the same preferences as you do.
- Browse profiles secretly: If you are anything like me, you will be browsing a lot of different profiles, curiously looking through all sorts of different people. It is nice to be able to look without letting the person know.
- Full mobile access: If you plan on using the app on your phone or tablet you will want to be able to access everything on your device.
Pricing at Senior Match:
Depending on what membership plan you choose the prices are as follows:
1 month/ $29.95
3 months/ $59.95 – about $19.95 pr. month
6 months/ $95.95 – about $15.95 pr. month
Starting out it can be difficult to decide what plan to choose, so I recommend starting with a free trial and see how you find it. Of course the prizes drop if you choose a longer membership period, but if you end up not using it, it is also money wasted.
You can make payment by:
- Credit Card
- Bank Check/ Money Order by postal mail
You can download an app from Google Play to your android phone or tablet. The app is not available at App Store at this moment, as they are experiencing some technical issues. This means that if you are an Iphone/Ipad user, you can’t use the mobile version. – If you already have the app installed on an Apple device, don’t delete it, as they are working on getting the problems solved.
Using the app makes it easy to see and reply to messages, no matter where you are and you don’t have to get the computer going to browse for new potential acquaintances.
Signing up to Senior Match – A step by step guide:
Are you worried about what information you are required to provide when signing up? Don’t be! The only personal information you are asked to provide is:
- First name
- Phone number
- What country or state you live in
- Zip code
- Email address
- Payment options (if you want to become a premium member)
Signing in to Seniormatch.com, this will be the first box you see. Simply fill out the form as I have done, and press “Find My Match Now”
Next you will have to choose if you want to sign up using Facebook or your email address.
If you have a Facebook profil you can choose to sign up with Facebook. I never use this option, but it is up to you.
This guide will focus on signing up with email, but many of the steps are the same.
Signing up with email
If you choose Sign Up with Email, the next box you will see is:
You have to enter a phone number, this is a way to determine that you are, who you say you are. They will send an authentication code is send to your mobile. Enter the code you receive.
Enter the code you receive on your phone and press continue.
Next you will have to enter a username and a password.
Tip: Your password will be strongest if you include both upper- and lowercase letters as well as numbers.
Tip: If you press the “eye” it will show you what you have entered as your password. This helps you make sure that you have not hit a key by accident.
It is now time to tell a little more about your self.
Adding a photo to your profile
Now its time to add a photo to your profile.
Having a photo will make your dating profile much more interesting and you will get more visitors to your profile.
You can choose to ad a picture from your pc/mac or import the photo you are using on your Facebook profile.
If you don’t have a photo you can use, you can take a selfie with your phone or have a friend take one for you.
Personalizing your senior dating profile
Your headline is the second thing that people will notice, the first being your photo.
The headline is therefor a great place to make your self stand a bit out from the crowd. Let the headline say a little about your self and what you are looking for.
The about me section is your opportunity to make it more clear who you are. Let the text clearly reflect your personality, maybe write a little about what you enjoy in life, and what ever you think is relevant for a future partner to know.
About my match/friend:
This next step is designed to make it clear what your are hoping to find on seniormatch.com. Are you looking for friendship, a travel partner, a tennis mate? Maybe you are hoping to find the new love of your life..
This is the last step and you are good to go!
Verification via email
After you have filled in all the information a verification email is send to your email. You have to open it and click on it within 48 hours. If you haven’t received an email within a few minutes, try checking you spam folder – Thats where mine ended up.
When you have finished setting up you dating profile you have to get your photo verified. This is to make sure that it really is you on the photo, and it also means that you know that the people you are “talking” to are who they say they are.
If you wish to upgrade your account to a gold membership, simply click the button in the top of your screen and select your plan.
I really hope that you found this guide helpfull and I wish you all the best of luck finding what you are searching for!
If you want to learn more about senior dating and read our other reviews of senior dating sites, please visit our post on senior dating.