So, you’ve come to that time in your life that for some reason or another, you’re ready to meet someone. Maybe you’re looking for a companion or maybe something more. You may have found it difficult to find someone using the methods you used as a young adult. Could an online dating website be the help you are looking for? 5 Best Dating Sites For Seniors 2021 explores the features, sign-up process, subscriptions, and price of 5 popular dating sites.
It seems harder to meet people as our circle of social activities diminish. More than likely, you’re not in school anymore, a place where at one time you might have met someone, maybe most of your friends are married, and they may not know anyone to match you up with.
Nowadays, you have a more modern way of meeting someone, and that is through online senior dating sites. It’s been reported that 39% of couples are meeting their partners online. That is up from 2% in 1993. From these statistics, it seems like online dating has become the norm.
One of the most popular online dating sites is eHarmony. I found the interface simple to use. You start by setting up an account by entering an email address and password.
You then begin your compatibility quiz, which takes about 20 minutes to complete. The quiz is multiple choice and asks you questions such as where you prefer to live, what you want most in a partner, what you do in your free time. As you continue, you will be asked to click on ethnicity, religious beliefs and denomination, education level, occupation, income range, whether you smoke or drink, and height. It finishes up with a couple of questions you choose to write about. An example is, “in my free time….”
The intake questionnaire is quite lengthy but think of it as the system trying to match you up with someone with similar likes and values.
After completing the survey, you will be asked if you want to subscribe. You will still be able to access a few things like your profile and matches they found (the pictures are blurred out) without subscribing. But once you subscribe, you get full access to the site.
eHarmony offers three different plans. The difference between the three plans is in the pricing. The longer the subscription the better the price break. All plans will auto-renew, so be sure to cancel the autorenewal if you are not interested in renewing.
- Unlimited Matches
- Being Able To See Who’s Viewed You
- Unlimited Messaging
- Being Able To View Unlimited Photos
- Distance Search
- Personality Profile
- Video Date
- Customer Service
eHarmony Premium Light – 6 months
Premium Light is a 6-month subscription plan. After an introductory price the price increases. You can pay for the full 6 months upfront or in 3 payments. This subscription will automatically renew, so be sure to cancel the autorenewal, or you will be billed for a full subscription for another 6 months once expired.
Credit cards and PayPal are accepted for payment.
Premium Plus – 12 -Month Subscription
Premium Plus is a 12-month subscription plan. After an introductory price the price increases. Again, you can pay the full 12 months upfront or in 3 payments. This subscription will automatically renew, so be sure to cancel the autorenewal, or you will be billed at the end of 12 months for another year. Again, credit cards and PayPal are accepted for payment.
Premium Extra is a two-year subscription plan. After an introductory price the price increases. You can pay for the full 24 months upfront or in 3 payments. This subscription will automatically renew, so be sure to cancel the autorenewal, or you will be billed for a full subscription for another two years at the end of 24 months. Again, credit cards and PayPal are accepted for payment.
eHarmony Features & Plans Table
|Features||Premium Lite||Premium Plus||Premium Extra|
|View Unlimited Photos|
|Who’s Viewing You|
*Features Are Subject To Change. Click Here For Updates.
Catholicmatch, as the name implies, is an online dating site that caters to those of the Catholic faith. The interface is simple to use. You begin by entering your personal information – first and last name, email address, and date of birth.
You will be asked questions about your faith, such as what Diocese you are in, if you’re eligible to marry in the Catholic Church, if you converted to the Catholic Church, etc.
You will also enter information as to your height, eye color, hair color, types of piercings, and tattoos, among other questions.
There is a free version that Catholicmatch that you can use to have some benefits.
With Your Free Membership, You Can:
- Create A Profile
- Perform A Search
- View Other’s Profiles
- You Can Like Up To 3 Profiles A Day To Show Your Interest In Someone
- Participate In Matching (For Free To Marry Members)
- See Those Who Have Viewed Your Profile
- Read Messages That Others Have Sent You
Paid Premium Plans
There are three paid plans to choose from- 1, 6 and 12 months. All three offer the same features. The difference is in the pricing.
A paid membership includes all the benefits of the free account and also these additional features:
- Sending Communications To Others.
- Premium Search Filters.
- No Limit On How Many Profiles You “Like.”
- Able To See Who Likes Your Profile.
- Posting In Forums.
- Discounted Renewal Rates For Subscribers Of 3 Months Plus Subscriptions.
- Priority Customer Support (Including Profile Reviews And Coaching At No Additional Cost).
- Deep Discounts On CatholicMatch Products, Like The Online Dating Course.
- You’ll Be Notified When Someone Reads The Communication That You Send. This Is For Six Month And 1-year Subscribers.
- A Free Six-month Subscription If You Do Not Meet Anyone (Qualifying 6-month Subscribers – See Below For Qualifications)
The CatholicMatch Guarantee is available only with the six-month subscription.
To qualify for six months free at the end of your subscription, you must:
- Have a complete and truthful profile with a profile photo and at least five other photos.
- Participate in the matching feature.
- Contact at least one person per week who you haven’t already communicated with. This must be a message or emotigram that includes personalized text.
- Be free to marry in the Catholic Church.
Catholicmatch does have an excellent help desk area that you can find many answers to frequently asked questions.
Discussion Forums that members can discuss many topics from dating, sports, prayers, and much more.
CatholicMatch Plans & Features
|Features||Free Plan||1-Month Plan||6-Month Plan||12-Month Plan|
|CREATE A PROFILE|
|PERFORM A SEARCH|
|VIEW OTHER’S PROFILE|
|“LIKE” UP TO 3 PROFILES PER DAY|
|PARTICIPATE IN MATCHING|
|SEE WHO’S VIEWED YOUR PROFILE|