Even with all those fish in the sea, it can be hard for 40-somethings to reel in a catch. The New York Post talked to some middle-aged singles about dating and they say dating apps and sites are both a blessing and a curse. So which ones are they having the best luck with? This is how well some of the most popular digital dating options work for the over-40 set.
- Tinder – It may be a good place to find a hookup for its younger users, and even though Tinder says 38% of its users are 35 and older, singles in that group say they haven’t had luck finding love on the app.
- Bumble – Think of this one as the Sadie Hawkins option, this app only allows women to reach out to men. And some ladies really like it because they get to make the first move.
- Plenty of Fish – This one’s been around since way back in 2003 and has users take a personality test to help match them. The upside? There are tons of people on it. The downside? Some singles say with all those users, they get messages from the bottom of the barrel.
- Lumen – It’s a dating site exclusively for singles 50 and over, which makes it a top choice for some older daters.
- eHarmony – The site surveyed singles and found that the Internet is the best way for folks over 50 to meet and marry, so if you’re looking for a soul mate, this could be your site.
- Hinge – It’s popular with middle-aged daters and that may be because it’s closely linked to Facebook, a platform they’re used to. You can log in through Facebook if you choose and find potential matches from your Facebook friends-of-friends network.
- Match.com and Ourtime.com – According to this app, 31% of their users are millennials, but the rest are between the ages of 39 and 74. Ourtime.com is run by the parent company of Match.com and was launched in 2011 specifically for singles over 50.
Source: New York Post