And out of the 18 profiles we looked at, 17 hadn’t been active in a month.
It’s hard to tell how many active users there are or how many people put up a profile and then stop visiting the site.
The downside Currently, unless you live in the San Francisco area it’s impossible to do a targeted search for your state or city. When you receive a bagel, you have the option to like or pass; both sides have to like in order for either to take the next step.
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.Why it made the list It’s beautifully designed, with clear information about how to use the site.The mandatory identity verification system is a nice safety feature designed to eliminate scammers, well worth the verification fee for a free user plan.To that end, the site asks users to create their ideal first date, whether that’s a trip to the museum followed by coffee nearby, dinner and a movie, or something quirky.
If there’s some place you’ve been dying to try out or a show you want to see, propose it – the person who responds might be of like mind. Why it made the list The site is simple to use and not terribly expensive.
The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.
With an unpaid membership you can’t see profile photos, though you can see some details about a person.
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.
Cost The most popular plan is .94 for 6 months; one month is .99. Check it out at org e Harmony markets its site as the gateway to marriage.