A simple profile photo followed by age, job and education information are all users have to go off of when they rate the potential connection on a scale of one to five.
With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?
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Carrot Dating doesn’t want its users to settle for their second choice. Sometimes called the “anti-Facebook,” this app encourages people to get offline and go out in the real world.
Instead, it encourages them to score the date with – not wits or smarts – but gifts. Post an update like “Who wants to go surfing this afternoon?
But singles can leave a hint if they’re feeling brave.
Using Facebook, Hinge sends you a selection of friends-of-friends every day at noon.
Those who don’t actually want to date, but want their friends and family to get off their back, can pay their way to a faux girlfriend.
Choose from different packages that offer an array of virtual and real-life proof, from texts and voicemails to a Facebook relationship status to gifts.
That means users can easily do some recon before agreeing to a date.
Users can also search by shared friends or interests, then connect via a live instant messenger chat.
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