Online dating - what's it all about?

Online dating - what's it all about?

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Meeting people online has become part of modern life. A search online will reveal hundreds of dating sites all offering the potential to find a long-term partner, or a short-term fling, with a few clicks of a mouse.The convenience of dating websites is not only enjoyed by the younger demographic either. An increasing number of seniors and over 50s are being drawn to these sites, either to look for friends and increase their social circle, or to find a long-term partner and companion. This trend has become so widespread that there are now a number of dating sites catering exclusively to the over 50s. If you are older, you don’t have to be put off by the idea of looking for dates online. Dating websites are usually easy to use, and are great if you are looking to meet people, but find it difficult in real life. This could be due to a busy lifestyle, lack of other singles in your social circle, or a lack of places to go to meet new people. Getting to know a potential date online a little first can also help make sure they are someone you want to meet before you take the plunge and see them in person. Here are four of the most popular over 50s dating sites, and how they work.

RSVP RSVP is one of the highest profile dating sites in Australia, and has a specific group for singles over 50. RSVP allows you to create and post a profile and make limited contact for free. If you want to chat or email another member you need to purchase ‘stamps’ which start at $4.59 each and allow you unlimited contact for 30 days. You can also choose to upgrade your membership, which gives you more control over the screening process, and allows you to choose who can see your profile.

Mature, Free & Single Mature, Free & Single Australia has over 40,000 members, and is dedicated solely to singles over 40. Mature, Free & Single has free registration and viewing of other members. You can post photos and videos on your profile and have unlimited contact with other members through email and online chat before you decide whether or not to meet them in person.

Over 50 Singles Club The Over 50 Singles Club is an Australian dating website geared towards the over 50s. The site is free to join and post a profile, and membership enables you to search for possible matches by postcode. They also offer compatibility matches, star sign matches and video profiles.

Singles Over 50 Singles Over 50 describes itself as Australia’s most popular dating site for seniors. It’s free to join and create a profile and you can browse other members by postcode. You can make contact with members you are interested in by sending emails, ‘winks’ and/or instant messaging them. Dating online can be daunting at first, but it does get easier with practice. With the convenience of online dating and with so many different sites to choose from, dating in your senior years has never been easier!

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