Allison Dienstman | Online Dating Editor
A content writer and marketing strategist, Allison has over 8 years experience in writing and editing online reviews. She is constantly testing and reviewing a wide range of online services.
Who said that dating must stop after you reach a certain age? OurTime.com proves that your dating life can and should continue even after you reach the wonderful age of 50. This online dating platform is addressed to mature people looking to spend some quality time with another person of the same age. The platform offers various communication possibilities and the matchmaking algorithm used is based more on interests and desires than looks and availability.
We all change our preferences when we age and, during our 50s or 60s we usually look for people who have similar interests and live in the same area. You have access to the advanced search form, where you can select different regions and criteria. The platform offers many features for free like advanced search using various criteria, declaring your interest towards another profile, viewing registered people profiles, and using the match selection tool. In order to send and receive messages or to chat using the live chat app, you will have to upgrade to a paid account.
The design is fairly simple and the site is easy to navigate through. Even if you’re not a big computer fan you’ll be able to use each one of the features offered. We really liked the “Flirted with me?” and “Fave’d me?” sections. These allow any paying member to show their interest in a cute and impressive way.
The process is extremely simple and it doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to answer a few questions and add information about you. Still, we consider these can also be filled in the profile completion stage and they shouldn’t be placed in the registration process. There are many steps you can skip and edit later so it’s not a very big deal.The registration confirmation email is sent quickly, but you can start browsing from the moment you finish completing the sign up process.
The OurTime.com doesn’t discriminate against religion or sexual preferences; anyone over the age of 50 is welcomed to browse through profiles and enjoy insightful and interesting conversations with other members. The platform can be accessed from any place in the world and this has led to a diversity of cultures and intellects, allowing a user to find people with the same interests and desires.
The design is simple to understand and all the available functionalities are displayed on the sidebars allowing the user complete access regardless of the position in site. Like any online dating platform, OurTime.com supports profile creation with the possibility to upload several pictures and add details like your interests and desires. Also, there is the possibility to communicate with other members (only for upgraded accounts) and show other members you find them interesting by sending a flirt or by adding them to your list of favourites.
The platform generates some automatic matching if you use the Matches tool (free) but you also have the possibility to search the database for free. Member can like other people’s photos or simply view. A paying member will be notified daily with who viewed or liked pictures and information in their profile.Also, you can buy tokens to promote your profile and have it place in front of other in search results.
In the success stories section you have the possibility to read about couples that managed to find their soul mates using OurTime.com. Since the perspective on dating changes with age, people also find true friends and pleasant people that share the same interests.There are a few user complaints that state profiles are often not in accordance with the reality, but this can’t be pinned against the platform. OurTime.com doesn’t perform background checks and each member is free to post any interests and desires.
It’s always best to take your precautions on the first date.Another thing that you must understand when upgrading your account is that your credit card will be charged automatically every month (or time period you chose) until you unsubscribe from their services. They won’t notify you before taking the agreed amount from your account.
Customer support can be accessed by both email (form available in the Contact Us page) and phone. There’s also a Help Centre that helps you search for answers according to categories of interest. According to other users, the customer support is helpful in technical matters but they are a bit difficult when discussing any refunds.
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