Editor's Review of Silver Singles
Dating when you are 50+ can seem like a daunting process. You may think there isn’t anyone to date when you reach a certain age and you’re struggling to meet single people who have the same lifestyle and interests as you. That’s why more 50+ people than ever are turning to what once was considered a young man’s game: online dating.
More and more specialty dating websites for people older than 50 are popping up, proving that no matter your age, you can conveniently date from home online. One of the best is SilverSingles.
Overall, SilverSingles seems like a great option for the 50+ demographic looking to date. It’s very easy to use which is very important for people who may not be as comfortable using computers. The downfall is really that with a free membership, you are limited in what you can see. While you do get to view the profile basics of your matches on the free membership, you don’t get to see any photos and you can’t send any messages. In order to actually make use of the website, you will need to pay for a membership. This could be limiting, especially for seniors who are likely to be unsure and anxious about starting to online date.
It would be great if you could see at least one photo and send a few messages for free so they could warm up slowly to the idea of online dating. However, if you are willing to pay for a membership, it looks like Silver Singles is a great platform with everything you need for successful online dating. For those who do pay, SilverSingles seems to be working great. The website says they have more than 50,000 new sign-ups per week and they match 2,000 couples per month. I think it’s totally worth a shot!
Sign-Up and Login Process
The app is free to download from the App store. They also have a website if you prefer to do your online dating from the computer. Signing up on both of the platforms is simple and easy. Simply choose whether you are a man or a woman, and whether you are looking to date a man or woman. After that, enter your e-mail address and create a password.
Once that’s done, you will complete a personality test, answering questions about your background and what you’re looking for in a partner. Then you enter where you live, how far you’re willing to travel to date someone, and how important distance is to you. Next, you upload a profile picture and have the option to type what you are looking for in a partner.
When you sign up for one of the paid memberships, you get access to unlimited communication. You can chat instantly with members on the site. Free members are able to send a “smile” instead of a personal message. This is a way to show interest.
The paid membership allows you to view all member photos and see who has viewed your profile. Paid membership also offers you up to 20 “wildcard” matches per day. These are people who your set search criteria would typically exclude. The SilverSingles personality test is an in-depth way to optimize matchmaking on the site.
Safety and Security
When registering, you only have to put your first name. This offers a feeling of protection and privacy.
- Only having to input your first name makes it feel secure
- Very simple, user-friendly process
- Matches are made by personality
- The personality test asks a lot of questions
- The free membership really limits you
- Not able to send messages with the free membership