When you’re over 70, fellow singles may be hard to come by, which makes the potential of online dating sites even more attractive. Sites with many older people using them and those targeted directly at seniors, such as Date Over 70, can be handy.
So is Date Over 70 a senior singles site you should check out? Let’s find out, shall we?!
Date Over 70 at a glance
Date Over 70 is a reasonably straightforward dating site—you upload your profile for free and can view other members' profiles. You can check if there are single men and women near you who match your search criteria. Then you can choose whether or not to get a premium membership to interact with other members.
Note that this is not a free dating site but a site that allows you to create a dating profile and browse other members for free. To interact directly with other members, you need to pay.
It’s not a large dating site, but it’s a niche one, so you'll only find senior citizens here—no wading through members out of your age range.
The site doesn't have fancy bells and whistles, but it has all the necessary features for finding love—you can search members and message them. Think of it as the modern version of personal ads. And that's really all that's needed. Just look at Tinder—it's as straightforward as can be, and it's one of the world's largest dating sites. That said, Tinder is a lot prettier than DateOver70.com. Tinder is also a dating app, while this is a site offering online dating services. In other words—it’s not an app.
As mentioned, you can easily create a profile on Date Over 70. You don't have to answer a million questions or do a personality test—there's no soul mate algorithm in operation. Here, you search for members based on simple search criteria such as their age, location, and interests.
If you want the soul mate algorithm and a dating profile that will knock your sock off, you’re better off with dating websites like eHarmony that offer intricate personality tests and profiles where you fill in a myriad of personal information.
You can upload both photos and a video on Date Over 70. The video is excellent as you can do a proper introduction and better grasp other members who have uploaded a video. It can also help you avoid scammers who aren’t who they say they are.
As for scammers, the site claims moderators check all photos uploaded to a profile to avoid people claiming to be someone they are not. That's, however, not a foolproof formula for avoiding people with bad intentions.
Apart from searching for other members (setting your own search criteria when you do so), you can send flirts (the equivalent of a wink), message people, do video chatting, and do group chats (members may set up a chat room for dog lovers, for example).
Date Over 70 is part of a dating network. That means that Online Connections, which owns Date Over 70, links the site with other sites in their online dating community. In other words, a member on another dating site in their network may come across your profile while searching for a match and vice versa.
This means that your dating profile is visible on sites other than Date Over 70. This is because Online Connections wants the dating pool to be as big as possible. After all, it's easier for them to matchmake and for you to find the perfect match when having a large dating pool.
In their own words: “Date Over 70 is part of the dating network, which includes many other general and senior dating sites. As a member of Date Over 70, your profile will automatically be shown on related senior dating sites or to related users in the network at no additional charge. For more information on how this works, click here.”
In the case of Date Over 70, I have not found many negative or positive reviews. But, of course, it's a relatively small niche site, which explains that.
Like most other dating sites, Date Over 70 automatically renews your membership, so if you want to cancel, do so before it renews. When it renews depends on your membership—read the terms and conditions when signing up.
Date Over 70 is not the best dating site if you’re looking for bells and whistles or a fancy design. However, it has all the necessary features—you can search for and connect with other members via flirts, messages, and video chats. That, in a way, makes it a lot easier to use than some other sites where you can get lost in all the different features.
You need to beware that Date Over 70 is linked to a dating network—i.e. lots of other niche senior dating sites (and other sites) also owned by Online Connections. That widens the dating pool and means that people on other sites can see your profile and vice versa.
The verdict? Have a look at the site. If there are members whom you want to connect with, join. If not, take a raincheck.