Only Over 50s Dating

Are you looking for a UK dating site created exclusively for singles over 50? If the answer is yes then look no further! Only Over 50s Dating is the site you seek. Only singles over 50 are allowed to join, which means you will not find any age inappropriate members on this site or in your inbox! The site is relatively new but already has proved very popular in the UK because of its exclusive focus on the over fifties only. This means the people you see in your search results and the people who contact you and send you messages of interest are guaranteed to be age appropriate and hence you are bound to have more in common. The site has an active member community with lots more joining each month and has a nice friendly and welcoming feel to it. Like some other sites we have reviewed this site also offers a secure members only video chat feature. As well as an excellent way to get to know a potential match, this also is a great safety feature as your personal contact details remain confidential whilst looking for that special someone. So if this sounds like the site you are looking for then read on in this review to find out more.

Do I Have To Pay To Join This Site?

The good news is that all singles over 50 who decide to join the site and register as a member can do so for free! Just go to the site (use the “visit site” link on this page) and then fill out the member registration form located under the heading "Meet Someone Special…. Only Over 50s Dating - Join Free". To become a member is really easy and quick - it took us less than two minutes to complete the simple registration form. You need to say whether you are a “man looking for a woman” or a “woman looking for a man”, then add your name, date of birth, email address and finally a password of your choice. At this point the site sends you an email to verify your membership to the email address you entered when signing up (so ensure you enter a valid working email). After supplying the requested information and verifying this email, that’s are now a member of Only Over 50s Dating! 

Tell Me More About The Site

Only Over 50s Dating is a well designed and well thought out site - as you would expect for a new(ish) site with a focus purely on the over 50s singles demographic. The site is simple and easy to use, navigation is hassle free and you can find all the things you need, homepage, messages, seach, my matches and lots more with ease. It works seamlessly on mobile as well as desktop devices allowing you to stay connected and check your messages with ease.

Due to the site's exclusive focus on over 50 singles it has proved very popular, meaning there are plenty of members for you to choose from and send messages to. The site also places lots of emphasis on being a safe and secure site for its members. The site uses market leading fraud prevention software as well as having a large customer care and moderation team to ensure your online dating experience remains safe and secure at all times. In the unlikely event of encountering a member who you feel is in any way behaving inappropriately you simply use the ‘report a member’ function. This immediately blocks that member from contacting you and alerts customer care who then investigate straight away and take the appropriate action. This gave our female site reviewer a sense of enhanced safety on the site knowing this feature was available, although she neer had to use it.

Whilst the site's members consist of over 50 singles only, the easy to use member search tool helps you find exactly who you are looking for. This tool offers lots of targeting criteria and matching preferences, enabling you to be more specific in the type of person you are looking to meet. Once these criteria have been added, the site then searches for suitable matches based upon your search preferences, location, age, gender, interests, etc and shows you the results. This enables you to be more targeted in your search for people who you are looking for and then contact those that interest you the most.

Membership Options & Differences

Any over 50 single who signs up to the site is granted basic membership for free. Compared to some other sites we have reviewed, free members on Only Over 50s Dating get access to a lot of features allowing them to get a good feel for the site and its members. As a free member you can create a profile, add a photo (always recommended as profiles with photos get 10-15 times more interest), get access to the member search tool, see your matches, send unlimited ‘winks’ (to let people know you are interested in them) and add anyone who catches your eye to your list of ‘favorites’. Free members can send a small number of messages per day (but this is capped) and you also get alerted by email if any other members send you a message, winks at you or adds you to their favourites. All in all that’s a lot more than other sites offer for free membership!

That said if you are serious about dating and finding someone also serious in their intentions to meet a new partner, then you upgrade to paid full membership. This shows other members that you are serious about finding a Partner and you very quickly get much more interest from other like minded singles as a result. The primary benefit is that paid members can read the private messages they receive and see all the profile photos of that member, not just the primary image. Full members also benefit from unlimited messaging (message whom you want whenever you want on the site) plus access to the site's video calling feature (a popular option). In addition you can add multiple photos to your profile (more photos equals more interest), see the full profile of any member who has looked at your profile, read members dating diaries, and lots more. So if you are serious about finding a new partner and want to optimise your chances of doing so then upgrading to full membership is highly recommended.

The cost of Membership packages for a site of this specialist nature are keenly priced. Packages range from 1,3, 6 to 12 months and represent good value compared to other dating sites which can be more expensive. The most popular option is 6 months given that many members on this site are serious about finding a Partner.  


If you are seeking a serious dating site that is exclusively for over 50 singles, then Only Over 50s Dating is the site for you. The combination of age appropriate members, good design, ease of use, great features and people serious about finding a long term committed relationship, makes this site a top choice from us.