OurTime.com is a dating site specifically aimed at singles who are 50 or older. Dating online might seem daunting for seniors, but the OurTime network includes a community of over 1 million prospective partners. It's also a simple, effective, no-thrills site that should make it easy to find someone special.
OurTime.com is a People Media site, and uses their basic profile generator to get you started. The main process takes 5 or 10 minutes. You'll be asked a number of multiple choice questions about what you look like, followed by some questions on personal information (your occupation, your education level, whether you're liberal or conservative, etc.) and then some questions on the type of person you are looking for (their ideal education level, political stance, etc.).
After that, you have three areas to fill in: "A little bit about me..." "About the one I'm looking for..." and "I'd just like to add...." Here is where you will want to spend most of your time. These will take you longer depending on how much detail you go into. Still though, there are only three questions, and you can edit your answers at any time.
You also have the choice to later add more details about your personality and interests to your profile, further increasing the amount of information you can share with other singles.
OurTime.com has plenty of potential people for you to meet, talk with, flirt with, and date. You can essentially search using any of the criteria you entered into your own profile via the multiple choice questions. When your matches come up, click on the profiles to see how a person answered the three fill-in questions. These fill-ins will make up the majority of a person's profile and, luckily, most users have put the energy into giving thoughtful answers. Admittedly, you will inevitably find users who gave one or two sentences descriptions, but most give you a real sense of their personality. Of course, it's impossible to filter out boring people using the basic (or even the advanced) search, which means finding a good match will take effort. But the other users on the site give you plenty to work with.
Finding datable singles anywhere is not always easy. Do not be mistaken, even if OurTime.com lets you search from home, you will still need to put the work into reading profiles, gauging personalities, and deciding if you share interests with this person. The site's ability to search will only get you so far. But the other singles on the site will give you enough information to make a judgment. Just remember to put the same amount of thought into your own profile.
The Signup Process: 10 minutes to create a basic profile, plus however long it will take you to write thoughtful answers to the three fill-in questions.
Match Quality: This site offers three new matches daily, however these matches are no better or worse than anyone you might find in the general search.
Quality of People: Generally good, although personal opinions may vary.
Cost: $23.99 per month, or $11.99 per month if you sign up for 6 months.
Legitimacy: As a People Media site, and one with users dedicated to really thinking through their profile, there is little to no chance this site is anything less than it seems to be.
Overall Rating: 9.6 out of 10