Mature online dating – dating sites for the over 50

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Here are some dating sites that either cater specifically for or are friendly towards older daters.

Mature online dating (dating for the over 50s, pensioners or “silver surfers”) has become more popular in recent years, as people nowadays are living longer and refusing to give up on finding love, be it for the first or second time around.

When dating online, no matter how old you are, it’s important to choose a reputable site with enough members for you to have a good choice of people.

Note that scammers often target older daters online and they can be found on any site, so it’s important to know the signs that you are dealing with a scammer. See my post about scammers here. There are some useful comments there with examples of real scammer stories.

But in the meantime, here are quick links to dating sites for older people. A few reviews follow below (I am still working through them):

  • lavalifePRIME USA/CA site for people 45+
  • PrimeSingles.net – USA/CA site for 50+ people
  • SilverCupid – a UK and Ireland site aimed at people over 40, but in reality it’s mostly for people in their 50s, 60s and beyond.
  • MatureDatingUK – a big UK/IE site catering for mature daters.
  • Boomer Dating – a UK dating site for Baby Boomers. Does what it says on the tin.
  • Loopy love – UK site suitable for older daters
  • Mature Dating Site Reviews

  • lavalifePRIME is great site for people 45+ in the USA/Canada, but UK membership seems practically nonexistent. It’s a part of the Lavalife group of sites. This site offers easily accessible dating and socialising for anything from relationships to activity partners and friends. The design can get a bit busy but there’s plenty to see and do including blogs, message boards and many other ways of communicating.
  • PrimeSingles.net is part of the well-established Spark Network of sites and offers online dating for people over 50, mostly in the USA/Canada. Like of all of Spark’s sites, it’s well-designed and easy to use with good, functional features.
  • Loopy love is a UK only site whose simplicity and ease of use makes it a good choice for people who are new to the Internet and online dating. There are plenty of mature daters on there and the site has a good list of features but is functional and not too busy.

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