With some 5.8m people over 45 living alone and some 1.7m women over 65 who are widowed in the UK, online dating for the over-50s has become big business.
Tinder is fast, fun and kind of addicting, which is why it seems more like a “hot or not” game than a site for true love connections.
Facebook profile photos of nearby singles appear randomly; users respond with an easy “like” or “nope” with the swipe of their fingers.
Users can also search by shared friends or interests, then connect via a live instant messenger chat.
claims it's lead to more relationships and marriages than any other dating site out there, which is probably true since it’s been around since 1995.
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?
On this site, unique date ideas attract potential matches. ” and like-minded individuals nearby can opt to join in on the fun.
When both people like what they see, a connection is made. A little bribery can go a long way (for some people). Couples who’ve locked down a serious relationship can join the per month couples section of the site, which offers date night deals by city.
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.
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.
The 50-plus generation find there are still many of the same stigmas associated with meeting people online as there are for younger generations. These are the same questions going through first dates' heads, no matter their age.
Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.