It caters to the over 50 individual, both in its stated age bracket and because it makes that first step easier – a plus for anyone who’s been out of the dating game for a while.That said, women commenting on Senior Planet have complained that they’ve received date requests from younger men in their 40s.The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.

The downside Currently, unless you live in the San Francisco area it’s impossible to do a targeted search for your state or city. When you receive a bagel, you have the option to like or pass; both sides have to like in order for either to take the next step.

But for now, you can meet Stitchers” in other locations in order to connect for travel or chat about mutual interests long-distance. Other plans are $9 or $19 a month, depending on options you choose. Why it made the list Using only friends of friends eliminates some of the unknowns of dating and increases the likelihood that you’ll find you have something in common.

You must fill out the complete questionnaire and then go through the three levels of what e Harmony calls a “guided communication” with a prospective partner whom e Harmony has chosen for you – this communication is an exchange of questions, then a round of makes/breaks and finally a series of questions designed to dig deeper.

Only after you’ve completed these three rounds are you able to directly email or chat with a potential date (however, it Just as with (see below), e Harmony has been criticized by many on consumer review sites for subscription cancellation issues. Basic per month is $59.95 or around $85 for 6 months, but special offers might be available.

The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.

With an unpaid membership you can’t see profile photos, though you can see some details about a person.

To that end, the site asks users to create their ideal first date, whether that’s a trip to the museum followed by coffee nearby, dinner and a movie, or something quirky.

If there’s some place you’ve been dying to try out or a show you want to see, propose it – the person who responds might be of like mind. Why it made the list The site is simple to use and not terribly expensive.

Two years ago, AARP partnered with the then-fledgling dating site How About We to create an over-50s version.

Like its all-ages counterpart, it’s designed to get you out and dating fast rather spending weeks on get-to-know-you emails.

A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.