It is easier than ever to communicate with potential dates over the age of 65, as many senior women now use Internet technology to connect in this way. Whatever your age, it is important to always take safety precautions with online matchmaking, such as getting to know someone well before agreeing to meet in person and then arranging to meet only in a busy, public place. Because many dating services involve fees, at least to access the full suite of features, make sure to carefully read the terms of signing up.
Our Time was launched in 2011 and has since experienced a membership growth of over 400 percent, according to Josh Meyers, CEO of IAC's People Media, Our Time's parent company. Intended for those aged 50 and over, Our Time offers various membership packages and allows users to search by location and other criteria.
Together with the dating website How About We, AARP hosts its own online dating service. AARP Dating offers its partner site's popular "pick a date" feature, in which you can succinctly give other members an idea of your personality by completing the question "How about we ... ?" A seven-day trial membership is offered, after which AARP discounts apply to the monthly cost. This site additionally offers an "I'm intrigued" button, comparable to Facebook's "like" button, allowing users to convey interest in a casual way.
Senior FriendFinder is a site customized to users over the age of 60. Priding itself on accessible customer service and security, Senior FriendFinder includes chat, instant messaging and a magazine component to which members may upload their own articles. The free version of membership allows you to browse up to 10 profiles a day and take advantage of the chat service, but does not show other members' full pictures.
If you prefer to date an over-65 woman who shares your faith or ethnicity, you may be able to find her via one of the senior dating sites designed for specific communities. Christian Single Seniors, for instance, is for those 50 and over who are of the Christian faith. In operation since 1997, this dating service offers members the security of knowing that all users have the stated goal of meeting partners for life, not just casual dates. Single African-American men may find women over 65 through the site, Senior Black People Meet.