Maybe you're worried — or even downright scared — about embarking on a journey into the unknown as you open your heart to the possibility of love.
But studies have shown that dating is actually more fun in your golden years!
Even if you have no experience with dating sites whatsoever, you've likely heard of Match has a unique matching system that claims responsibility for more romantic connections among seniors than any of its competitors.
As the longest-running business of the bunch, it's considered the most trusted dating site around. It also boasts one of the largest amounts of members in the mature age bracket, and it’s super easy to set up your profile.
As of 2018, 49.7 million Americans had tried searching for their potential partner on the internet to plenty of success: According to data compiled by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 20 percent of relationships in that same year began online, with 17 percent of married couples married in that time frame meeting via a dating site.
For those in the 55 to 64-year-old age bracket, a 6 percent increase in usage of online dating profiles was also observed between 2013 to 2015 Although many dating sites are aimed at younger generations, there are plenty of websites that are geared toward those of us who remember what dating was like before the invention of the internet.
Where to sign up: 50Plus Club Cost: Free 50Plus Club is a strictly over-50s dating site where you can meet singles and find a partner for dating, friendship, and companionship or simply join in on discussions.
Those that sign up for a full year will get the best deal, however, paying just .99 per month.
Similar to Christian Connection, Jdate is the largest Jewish dating site for Jewish singles looking to make a connection with others who share their beliefs.
Profiles go beyond the usual to highlight what's truly meaningful to you, like your passions and religious views, so you can find someone truly compatible.
Where to sign up: Elite Singles Cost: Choose from one of three membership plans: .95 for one month, six months for .95 per month, or 12 months for .95 per month.
Elite Singles is reserved for those who want a serious relationship and lasting love for years to come.