Saltz says Our Time and sites like it can actually be a great place for seniors to get back into the dating game if they’ve been gone for a long time, since users can pace themselves and slowly redevelop their dating skills and test them out without having to leave their home.
She says the biggest reason many older adults stay away from dating sites is for fear of getting judged, since people putting their information online for all to view -- and being comfortable with that is a relatively new thing in our culture.“I think the stigma has really, really decreased,” she said about online dating."So many people are doing it and this simply is a myth that shouldn’t keep you in participating if you’re interested in dating someone."On the other hand, all this sounds great but, if Ourtime is anything like Match, you'll want to pay careful attention to the subscription details.
Some people say a lot of different areas of life are wasted on the young like the appreciation of youth itself, since many young adults and teens are eager to become older in order to break free from their parents and get a full dose of real life.
Another aspect of life that’s wasted on the young, some say, is love and romance, since some young people fall in and out of relationships very quickly, because they either take a true love connection for granted or they don’t yet know how to properly balance the art of giving someone the proper amount of attentiveness and space.
Surveys of the age group indicated they wanted to be able to associate with other mature adults,” Meyers said in a published interview.“They wanted to jump into a community of like-minded folks.
They know what they want; they stay longer on the site, are more deliberate in their approach and take their time.”Of course, the connection may not be a plus for everyone, since Match doesn't exactly thrill all of its members.
In fact, if you’re 50 or older and just got out of a long marriage or relationship, and looking to jump back into the dating scene again, Our is a great place to start, its creators say.Many readers have complained that their Match membership renewed despite their attempts to cancel."This is the second time this has happened to me. I thought it was an oversight the first time," said Elaine of Muskegon, Mich."After cancelling the automatic renewal, they will go ahead and bill again and again.Based on the submitted complaints, number grades from 10 (Highest) to 1 (Lowest) are assigned to businesses.If there is insufficient information or pending updates to a business’ profile, you will see a 'NR' (Not Rated) score.