A pay dating service intended for the mature over 50's crowd - though there are people of younger ages there too. It's a subscription service and most communication features require upgrading. There's a matchmaking tool, email and instant chat available.
OurTime is an age 50+ (more) dating site owned by the People Media network. Those joining this site will automatically have access to the other sites in this network, and their profile will be displayed there also.
A profile can be created for free, however all contact privileges (beyond sending flirts) will require upgrading to a paid membership plan. While the site is seemingly for the 50+ crowd, it's quickly apparent on doing searches that there are many people there of all ages.
Nevertheless, if you adjust your search settings accordingly, you'll see there are an ample number of mature people as well.
As well as photos, profiles can contain multimedia files such as audio messages and video clips. It's also possible to add a few personal touches such as your own wallpaper and special icon.
The site has a matchmaking system called “Match Me” which is available to paying members. On clicking the compatibility link in any profile, you'll be able to see how compatible you are with that person (and how compatible they are with you).
As a free member, you'll be sent daily “matches” which you can add to your favorites list - though on attempting to initiating contact, you'll be sent to the “upgrade now” page. For paying members, there's also the possibility to see who's viewed their profile and who's added them to their favorites list.
OurTime is a paid service which requires a subscription to use in any meaningful way. The free account gives only limited access, but lets you get a feel for the type of people on the site.
For those using it for free for any length of time, the endless prompts telling you to “upgrade” can become bothersome. There are other options out there fore seniors looking for love (here), it's just a case of finding the site that's right for you.
By Tara Miller