SeniorMatch is a a site where older singles can meet for friendship, chatting and romance. They offer a free basic membership, which allows new users to browse profiles and look around. Those who wish to use chat and email services will need to purchase a subscription.
If you feel uncomfortable wading through the questionable content of other dating sites you may find SeniorMatch is both a safer and a friendlier venue. At least that's the idea!
It has an easy-to-use layout and community features such as blogs and online forums for the discussion of topics relevant to the 50+ crowd. This makes the site both fun and informative. It's part of the Successful Match Network.
All profile content is vetted before going live. This does mean the community is not as huge as those on other sites, but the quality is a tad better.
Signing up is a two step process that is straightforward and free of charge. A free standard membership is provided for every member, who can then make the decision to upgrade their account at any time.
You won't be able to send email to anyone until you upgrade (unless they happen to be a paying member). Advanced search is also restricted to paying members meaning that you will have to trawl through inactive, and photo-less profiles.
If you opt for the Gold membership you'll be immediately granted full access and unlimited email and chat privileges. Gold members also appear higher in searches and have a host of other benefits such as priority support and full access to Instant Messaging.
Seniormatch.com, though small, is a reputable dating community that has been mentioned by media outlets such as the Huntsville, Alabama newspaper and Contra Costa Times in 2006.
It has proven to be a valuable source of information and advice for this part of the population. Members can also use the website to keep track of friends and acquaintances worldwide.
By Tara Miller