Age Match Review

Age Match isn’t about connecting people of the same age. Instead, it finds matches between younger and older singles. They believe that love easily bridges any age gap. What I appreciate straightaway is that it isn’t gender-biased like many sites of this nature can be. Both men and women seek someone special, whether in their youthful or mature prime. Moreover, there’s a real sense of community on this site.

One big downside to AgeMatch.com is that it limits search options until you’re a paid member. You can only search for profiles based on the details of gender and age. Moreover, the free search radius is limited to within 100 miles of your location. That might make it hard to see exactly how many members live nearby. You also can’t see last login info. That means you won’t know whether the closest folks are active members without upgrading first.

“Then, if you like what you see and decide to signup to a monthly plan, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to all of the AgeMatch services.”

As limited as free searches are, free members do have some worthwhile options on the site. You can check out blogs and message boards, for instance. They make you feel as if you belong to a friendly group of likeminded daters. It’s always better to have some support from others. Going it alone online can make for an intimidating experience. Many other sites miss the importance of people sharing both their good and bad dating stories.

You can also access live chat rooms before making that final decision to upgrade. Then, if you like what you see and decide to signup to a monthly plan, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to all of the AgeMatch services. You can initiate emails and instant messages. You can search with a 50-mile radius of home. Other advanced search options kick in. Last login info will become visible. There’s also a daily news feed you can read.

However, after saying so many good things, I must return to something negative about the site. Actually, there are two things that are a problem for me. One is the site’s lack of popularity. Not too many people are visiting it. Second, the price has gone up since our initial review. It never seems too logical to me to increase the cost when your market share isn’t growing.

Therefore, I’m left with mixed feelings. On the one hand, it’s a solid site as far as the services it offers. On the other hand, its potential membership base seems a bit shaky. It would be less undecided if free members could search closer to home and know the last time members logged into the site. Despite my misgivings, you really have nothing to lose by checking out Age Match.

Senior Match Review

As a widow, my mother often tells me that she would consider going back on the market if she could just find the right environment. You know, somewhere safe, secure and not treating her as if she’s 100 years old just because she’s over 60. On the surface, Senior Match might seem like such a place. Its slick homepage is strewn with links specifically tailored to those over 50. I like that right from the start it seems to cater to mature daters. It respects their experiences in life rather than making them feel old.

The SeniorMatch signup process has a few differences from the norm. Usually, a complete or at least partial physical description is obligatory when you join a site. This time around, though, I only had to provide my height. No other details about my appearance were needed. I know that traditionally women like to date someone taller than themselves. Still, that requirement seemed somewhat arbitrary.

“I thought it showed some effort to make sure that even if some folks might be looking for a May-December romance, the younger participant was still in the realm of full bloom.”

I was required to verify that I was at least 30 years of age. I didn’t have to stretch the truth on that one. I thought it showed some effort to make sure that even if some folks might be looking for a May-December romance, the younger participant was still in the realm of full bloom. They would not still be wet around the ears from an April shower or the melting snow of early March.

Otherwise, SeniorMatch.com was par for the course. Its services resemble those of most other online dating sites. I discovered it is free to read the community forums and blogs. You can also reply free to email and instant messages. However, to initiate instant messaging or to compose emails you’ll need to upgrade. The same is true if you want to read some of the advice and general news items geared toward people 50 and over.

SeniorMatch hasn’t done well at attracting visitors. I’d like to know how busy my local area is, but it’s a bit hard to verify. Free searches only narrow results down to a 100-mile radius of home. Last login info for other members can only be seen if you upgrade to a premium subscription first. These hurdles seriously hinder my ability to see how many others living near me are using the site.

The site might attract more members through better promotion and repositioning its name to an audience young at heart. Not everyone of a certain age wants to be called a senior. Nor would he or she even consider him or herself one. Senior Match needs to work on grabbing hold of more of the vital baby-boom generation. In the meantime, it may be a site to keep your eye on.

Senior Friend Finder Review

SeniorFriendFinder.com is proof positive that the online scene is catching up with the times. Everyone is getting wired these days. Baby boomers fill a significant portion of the population. They’re beginning their elder years. Companies are getting smart and offering seniors a chance to find love and friendship online. It’s safe and easy on a site that creates a virtual community for those who are more experienced at the art of living.

Just by filling out a free profile, you can cruise through the ads on Senior Friend Finder. However, you can’t see full info for most profiles posted. A few popular ones or those belonging to people who pay extra to let free members view them are the exception. You can still show folks you’re interested by sending virtual winks. They’re also told if you add them to your hotlist. Paid members might write you back, and you can reply free to their messages.

“I was relieved to find that the sexier side of being a senior was addressed. Nonetheless, it’s still a safe and respectful place to visit.”

An online community like SeniorFriendFinder lets your voice be heard or at least your words be read. You have many secure options for making connections with fellow members. There are message boards. Chat rooms let you talk with whole groups of members. You can read an online magazine with subscriber-submitted articles or peruse personal blogs to find out more about some members.

Just because there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not fire burning down below. I was relieved to find that the sexier side of being a senior was addressed. Nonetheless, it’s still a safe and respectful place to visit. However, that doesn’t keep its mature audience from discussing spicy subjects in a polite and mature way. I think that’s great. After all, many of the older generation are returning to the dating world after long periods of being single.

Now, trying to keep track of everyone new you meet can be quite a feat, but it has nothing to do with getting older. It has to do with the sheer volume of online contacts you can make rather quickly. On this site, you can create a special list of your online friends for easy reference and quick communication. This built-in social networking system is terrific. You can keep in touch with an entire group of pals all in one place.

Most important about any site is how many people it reaches. Even sites that have the potential to reach a large and growing market sometimes fail. Not to worry, in this instance, you’re looking at a rather popular site. You can find plenty of folks to reminisce with who will help you create lasting new memories too. Senior Friend Finder succeeds at bringing together a large number of attractive and vital seniors.