Friendships And Dating

Friendships and Dating is a dating site aimed at singles over 50 in the UK who are seeking to make new friends or meet and date like minded singles. The site is well established with a large database of active users so you will be sure to find someone you like. So whether you are divorced, separated, widowed, just come out of a relationship or even maybe just not found that special someone yet, then this is a site worth checking out. The site boasts lots of features and functionalities that help members to find who they are looking for. A great new feature is video calling which can be done safely and anonymously via the site - so no need to give out your actual contact details with someone you are only just starting to get to know - a great safety feature especially for women. The members of this site are, as the name suggests, looking for friendships as well as dating so the site has something for everyone. If this site sounds interesting to you then you can sign up today, completely free, quickly and easily.

I Can Sign Up For Free?

Yes that is correct, any singles over 50 can sign up to this dating site totally free of charge. To register for free simply click the “visit site” link on this page. Once on the homepage complete the easy to fill in registration form located under the heading "Find Friendships and Love…. Over 50s Dating - Join Free". Registration is simple and takes no more than a couple of minutes. The registration form asks you whether you are a “man looking for a woman” or a “woman looking for a man”, your name, your date of birth, your email address and finally a password of your choice. Reviewer Tip: Do submit a valid email address as the site sends you a membership validation email to the email address you entered. If it doesn’t arrive straight away in your inbox DO check your other inboxes as well as your spam folder as sometimes it can end up there. After completing the form and verifying this email, that’s are a member of the site! 

What Is The Site Like?

We found Friendships And Dating as a site to be very well organized, intuitive and easy to use. Once a member it is easy to see where to log in, go to your member homepage, view your ‘inbox” and see your messages. There are also helpful things like the member search tool and a host of other great features which makes finding your new friend or date a pleasure.

As mentioned, you don't have to worry about the number of members on this site. There are thousands of members to choose from with lots more joining each day. This makes your chance of finding a date or new friends and companions much higher than on other sites. The site has a strong customer care and moderation team who ensure you can enjoy a safe and secure online dating site experience where you can send and receive messages in peace and security. In addition, your personal data is securely stored and never provided or sold on to third parties. 

The site has a great multi-function search feature. This enables you to define exactly who you're looking for and conversely avoid being shown profiles that you are not looking for. In the search function you indicate, for example, whether you are looking for a man or a woman, in which age group he/she should be, location and a range of other options are also available. The site then searches for suitable matches and presents them back to you in the easy to read search results. You can then view these suggested members and contact those that interest you the most.

Two Types of Membership

Site members have a choice of two types of membership. When you first register you are awarded basic membership totally free of charge. As a free member you can create a profile, add a photo, search for people using the multi-function search tool, add anyone who catches your eye to your favorites list and send unlimited winks. As a free member you can also send a set number of emails per day. And to ensure you don’t miss out, if someone adds you as one of their favorites, winks at you, or sends you a message, the site sends you an automatic email to let you know - so you can check them out at your leisure.

However to access and benefit from Friendships And Dating’s full set of site features you will need to upgrade to full membership. As a full member, you will also be able to read and reply to your private messages, send unlimited messages to whomever you want, use the new video calling/chat feature, see who's viewed your profile, create and read dating diaries, add multiple photos to your profile and even more. If you are serious about finding love and want to maximise your chances of finding ‘the one’ (or even great new friends) then upgrading to full membership is highly recommended.

There are a range of full membership options available spanning 1,3, 6 and 12 months at the time of this review. Membership prices are very reasonable for a site of this specialist nature and represent good value compared to other dating sites which can be more expensive. The level of discount gets greater the longer the membership package you take out. The site owners tell us that the 3 and 6 month packages are the most popular amongst people serious about finding a new partner (or new friends along the way).


Friendships And Dating is a very good site for singles over 50 who are serious about finding a committed partner or are just looking to make new friends or find companionship with other over 50 singles. The site is well designed, works well on all devices (mobile as well as laptop), is easy to join and offers 50 plus singles a wealth of excellent features. As a result it is highly recommended by us as one of the best dating sites for over 50 singles.