Senior dating site enters its eleventh year online

Since its launch in 2003, Senior Match has grown to be the leading senior dating site in the world with traffic rank 60,470 in the US. According to, most of its members are male daters who are over 50 and live in the US.

Seniors may have been a bit slow to use the internet to find a date compared to their younger counterparts, but they are catching on now in a big way now by joining an established senior dating site. Tens of thousands of new senior singles join an online service for the first time each month to find their mate. What used to be unthinkable for seniors is now common place.

Rather than join a site that has all age demographics, many senior singles are deciding to join age specific sites. One reason to do so is to avoid dealing with younger age groups who may only be interested in finding a “cougar” for a short term sexual based relationship. As people age they tend to want to find a mate who is more serious about committing to a long term relationship.

One of the most popular dating sites for senior citizens is one that is celebrating its eleventh year online: The marketing manager of Senior Match, John Martin, says he knows senior online dating works from personal experience. “I myself have met some terrific women online. In fact it is now my preferred way to meet women by far. Plus, I personally know many people who have found their husbands, wives, boyfriends or girlfriends through an online dating service. Plus, I’m sure everyone by now has a family member or friend who has met a mate online. This is one of the reasons I believe that the older population is feeling better about using the internet to find someone.”

John then goes on to offer a few valuable online dating tips for seniors: “What make it work for me is the convenience aspect and the large pool of women to choose from now days. I just sort through the profiles, work on my profile, send out some messages and wait for responses. Patience is so important. Also, when looking at the profiles of others I noticed I was drawn to those who spent time and put thought into writing about themselves and uploading photos. So, I did the same and I found out I had more success after doing so.” is a dating site for seniors that is free to join and has been online since March 2003. Once a person joins they can write about themselves, upload photos, search profiles, exchange messages, etc. There is an upgrade option that increases the chances of meeting someone. Features are added often to make the senior online dating experience more users friendly and enjoyable.

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