Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
“The last thing I want is a [platonic] male companion, unless he’s gay,” says the vivacious senior.
“Do I want to have solo sex for the rest of my life? I would love to find another soulmate, or, at least, another man I have chemistry with.” Paulette was widowed at 70 after a very happy marriage of nearly 50 years.
Paula Paulette is going to be 80 in April — and she’s online dating.
And she’s not just looking for someone to eat ice cream and play bingo with.
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“We saw a fervor for something just for them,” says Joshua Meyers, CEO of People Media, the targeted- dating subsidiary of IAC. Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, Dr. The study authors also delved into the question of which features make a dating site a good fit for seniors. Charlie Stelle, have been researching the landscape and found that people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating.And, since we’re feeling extra generous, all of these options offer free trials and/or memberships that come with all the necessary features to get your freak on.When people are talking about finding casual sex, Adult Friend Finder is usually part of the conversation, and that’s because it’s a legend in this particular niche, having launched in 1996.Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence.