We’ve tested the big sites, as well as some promising newcomers.

A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.

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That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like

Count the increasing numbers of older women who want to date but are not interested in remarrying (the Pew points to a gender gap there), and you get a picture of seniors swarming the dating sites.

Don’t be shy, showcase your interests, avoid clichés and boring descriptions and get down to the real you to stand out from the crowd.3.

Search, Explore & Discover You’re primed and ready to go! There are a number of ways to find your potential dates.

The mandatory identity verification system is a nice safety feature designed to eliminate scammers, well worth the $10 verification fee for a free user plan.

Plus, the people who run the site seem genuinely interested in getting user feedback and acting on it.

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Safety advice Dating is fun but to ensure you do it in the safest way possible we have put together some golden rules to help you get the most out of your journey.

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No matter your age, gender or appearance, it’s never too early to get in touch with someone you find appealing.