Why it made the list e Harmony uses “29 dimensions of compatibility” to pick matches— based on an extensive questionnaire.
The site’s algorithm is based on six qualities that include Who’s it good for Singles looking for marriage or long-term relationships.
Count the increasing numbers of older women who want to date but are not interested in remarrying (the Pew points to a gender gap there), and you get a picture of seniors swarming the dating sites.
Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!
Plus, the people who run the site seem genuinely interested in getting user feedback and acting on it.
Who’s It good for Older people looking for companionship, activity partners, a travel companion, dating or a long term relationship. By connecting with your Facebook account, it matches you with a person, called a “bagel,” who is a friend of one or more of your Facebook friends.
Who it’s good for People with lots of Facebook friends who are looking for quick meet-ups and casual dating.
The downside Ninety percent of the site’s users are under the age of 35, according to information we found.
It caters to the over 50 individual, both in its stated age bracket and because it makes that first step easier – a plus for anyone who’s been out of the dating game for a while.
That said, women commenting on Senior Planet have complained that they’ve received date requests from younger men in their 40s.
Here are our dating site picks for seniors, 2104 (see our earlier picks here).