Plus, the site promotes itself as free, but without paying, you can’t view or send messages – and so really can’t date.
You must fill out the complete questionnaire and then go through the three levels of what e Harmony calls a “guided communication” with a prospective partner whom e Harmony has chosen for you – this communication is an exchange of questions, then a round of makes/breaks and finally a series of questions designed to dig deeper.
Only after you’ve completed these three rounds are you able to directly email or chat with a potential date (however, it Just as with (see below), e Harmony has been criticized by many on consumer review sites for subscription cancellation issues. Basic per month is .95 or around for 6 months, but special offers might be available.
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.
Still, while the headlines want us to believe that hundreds of thousands of seniors are happily engaged in online dating and finding our next partners via their profiles, would that it were that simple!
To that end, the site asks users to create their ideal first date, whether that’s a trip to the museum followed by coffee nearby, dinner and a movie, or something quirky.
If there’s some place you’ve been dying to try out or a show you want to see, propose it – the person who responds might be of like mind. Why it made the list The site is simple to use and not terribly expensive.The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.With an unpaid membership you can’t see profile photos, though you can see some details about a person.A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like Why it made the list It’s beautifully designed, with clear information about how to use the site.