In a press release issued by PRNewswire that was first published by the Wall Street Journal this morning, senior dating site OurTime.com highlights growing trends in online dating for seniors. Here is that Press Release courtesy of WSJ.
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, OurTime.com, the largest online dating community for 50+ singles, reveals new data that offers insight into what – and who – is behind the ever-growing trend of Boomers and senior online dating. Consider there are 107MM singles in U.S., and more than 1/3 of them are over 50!* Yet despite their prevalence, this influential and growing demographic of daters remains largely misunderstood. According to OurTime.com, these tech-savvy singles come from every background, every part of the country and every walk of life — and are blowing the lid off pre-conceived notions around what it means to be 50, 60, and even 70+ and single.
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“This is a vibrant, growing community of singles that’s taking the dating scene by storm, and rightfully so,” said Dr. Terri Orbuch, relationship expert for OurTime.com. “By and large this age group is happier, more secure, and even feeling sexier than their younger counterparts. They also are a better judge of the type of person who will make them happy, so it’s the perfect stage of life to be looking for love.”
Internal member data from OurTime.com, as well as information from sister-site Match.com’s 2013 Singles in America survey, paints a surprising picture of the 50+ online dating demographic.
Just who are these 50+ daters?-- Single Moms and Dads Comprise the Population: The membership ratio for OurTime.com is 45% men to 55% women, and 69% of these sassy singles are single parents. -- The Wedding Bells Aren't Ringing: Almost 70% of OurTime.com members have previously wed (54% Divorced, and 15% Widowed), but only 20% of members in their 50s are willing to walk down the aisle again (compared to 8% in their 60s and 5% in their 70s). -- Senior and Surfing... Online: OurTime.com members log-on an average of 44 times and view 81 profiles over a 90-day period. And 1 in 5 OurTime.com members will log-on through a mobile device, with the iPad being their first choice! -- Outdoorsy Types: "Nature and Outdoors" is the #1 interest stated on profiles by male and female OurTime members (54%). For male members, sports ranks #2 (30%) and fitness came in third (30%). For females, the #2 interest was family and friends (43%), while travel was #3 (33%). -- Hot & Happy: 87% of singles ages 50-70 said physical attraction between a partner was a "must have," and singles 65+ are happier with their love lives than singles in their 20s (62% vs. 53%). -- Ubiquitous Elders: Given the growth of the demographic, it's no surprise that OurTime.com has seen membership jump 66% in the last two years. But online dating is booming for 50+ singles in certain cities, especially. Based on internal data, OurTime.com has determined the Top 10 fastest growing cities for 50+ dating: 1. Kansas City, MO 2. Tucson, AZ 3. San Diego, CA 4. Rochester, NY 5. St. Louis, MO 6. Austin, TX 7. Cincinnati, OH 8. San Jose, CA 9. Minneapolis, MN 10. Bridgeport, CT
For the casual reader of this press release you may have overlooked one powerful point that Ourtime.com makes. That was this: Consider there are 107MM singles in U.S., and more than 1/3 of them are over 50!
OurTime senior dating competes directly with leading senior sites like SeniorMatch.com, SeniorFriendsDate.com, SilverSingles.com, SeniorsMeet.com, as well as a number of other senior dating sites.
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Senior Match / SeniorMatch.com
SeniorMatch.com reviews – Senior match scores the highest on our 4 prong criteria amonst all dating sites for seniors. The site is easy to use and has a very large database of members covering all 50 states with lots of possible ladies and men for all seniors to meet.
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SeniorFriendsDate.com reviews – SeniorFriendsDate.com is our favorite site not just because it’s massive in size with over 2 million seniors, but because it’s focused around friends referring their senior friends. You are sure to meet someone close by with the size of this senior dating site.
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Silver Singles / SilverSingles.com
SilverSingles.com Reviews – SilverSingles actually launched in late 2002 at first named PrimeSingles.net but later morphed into a senior dating site finding it’s niche. It’s seems like a wonderful community of seniors with hundreds of thousands of members! The site boast having connected many 50+ singles with their perfect life partner.
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SeniorsMeet / SeniorsMeet.com
Also a great dating site for seniors, the design leaves a bit to be desired but this senior dating site seems to have picked up in popularity lately! We currently rank it 3rd amongst the best senior dating sites.
SeniorsMeet.com Reviews – Seniorsmeet is also a top dating site for seniors!
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Ourtime / Ourtime.com
Ourtime.com Reviews – Lastly Ourtime came in 4th this year as a up and coming senior dating site that offers great customer service as well as offering a site that is simple and easy to use! It’s a quaint site with lots of charm which I think when you get older, a little less complexity when it comes to online dating is a GREAT thing!
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After compiling all member comments and editor senior dating site reviews our winner for the best senior dating site of 2013 is SeniorMatch.com
SeniorMatch.com – the first and largest senior dating site for senior singles in the world, thousands of local and worldwide verified members.!
The perfect and safe online community for the senior citizens and old folks to interact and find exciting romances, warm companionship and more!
Notable Mentions: YoungAtHeart.com is a newcomer of sorts to the mature dating sector but has gained in popularity as of recently. Full review here. Our senior dating site reviews are updated every 90 days and things are always changing so make sure to check back. Also make sure to share your senior dating experiences below in the comments sections.
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