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Dating Over 60: It’s Never Too Late to Find Real Love

by eharmony Editorial Team February 29, 2024

With the rise of social and digital dating platforms, there’s never been a better time for over sixties dating. According to a recent Pew survey there are over 2 million singles over 60 in Australia. Many people over 60 today are still actively dating and looking for a partner.

Join us on a journey of discovery as we share insights about singles over 60, offer practical tips and look at what to expect. We’ll also explain why eharmony is the most effective choice when searching a over 60 dating site.

What should you expect when dating over 60?

In some ways, over 60 dating isn’t any different from any other kind – you still have the thrill of a crush, the first-date nerves, the push and pull of finding a balance that works for you and your partner. And hopefully, the thrill of realizing that yes, they’re the one.

That said, singles over 60 have to contend with things their younger peers don’t. Many have at least one long-term relationship behind them and those can come with significant baggage. While the dating landscape may have changed, the potential for meaningful connections has not. Openness, honesty, and a sense of adventure are your allies as you embrace the prospect of new relationships. We’re here to show you that dating over 60 can be a wonderful experience.

What do singles over 60 want in a relationship?

Many singles ask themselves what singles over 60 expect from a relationship. We asked one of our eharmony relationship experts, Dr. Lailitaa Suglani:

“Singles over 60 want companionship that brings warmth and joy to their lives. They seek understanding and acceptance from their partners, someone who appreciates their life experiences and values. Additionally, they desire emotional support and someone who will stand by them through life’s ups and downs. Shared interests, laughter, and creating new memories together are also important aspects of a fulfilling relationship for singles over 60. Overall, they are looking for a deep connection that enriches their lives and brings them happiness in their later years.”

The ins and outs of over sixties online dating

While online dating has never been more popular than it is today, many have never tried it before. However, in general, most dating sites work similarly.

You join an online dating service and create a profile, where based on your gender and orientation, you’re presented with a list of other suitable singles over 60 on that site. This gives you a clear idea of the over 60 dating options near you, what these singles are looking for in a relationship and provides a platform to easily reach out and interact with them. 

Every user has a profile that you can view with relevant information about them. Dating after 60 can be more complex than when you were younger, so this lets you easily discount singles who don’t suit your lifestyle and interests.

Once you’ve found someone who piques your interest, you can send them a message introducing yourself and, hopefully, they send one back. This allows you to establish whether you share any chemistry from the comfort of your home, saving you the time and energy of finding this out during your first date. 

Is eharmony good for over 60 dating?

You might wonder, why choose eharmony over a more traditional over 60 dating site? There are three great reasons if you’re considering dating over 60:

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We put the focus on compatibility

eharmony’s unique Compatibility Matching System means that you only connecting with people you have the potential to hit it off with, right from the start.

We help you get to really know people

We encourage you to post detailed profiles (and offer easy ways to help doing so!) so you can better understand potential partners right from the beginning.

We keep you safe while you look for love

We work hard to create a safe, trusted space for you. When you look for love on eharmony, rest assured your privacy is in good hands.

1. Discover the real you

eharmony is not just another dating site over 60 – we believe love happens when you find that person who just gets you. That’s why everyone starts with our Compatibility Quiz. Your answers help us find the singles over 60 you’re most likely to hit it off with.

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2. Complete your profile

The key to successful online dating starts with your profile. We make this process as enjoyable as possible by having richly detailed profiles that are easy to digest. That’s why eharmony is the dating app with the highest-rated user profiles.

3. Explore singles over 60

In your Discover list, you’ll find every eharmony member who fits your search criteria. Each member you see will display a Compatibility Score based on how likely you are to get along. You can filter who you see based on traits you share (e.g. distance, education, age, wants to have kids etc.) – and you’ll also see what you have in common with each member.

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4. It all starts with a Like

Not sure how to get the conversation started? We’ve made it easy: if something on a member’s profile catches your eye, just hit Like. Then you have the option to add a personalized message. You can hit Like on answers to profile questions, their hobbies or your similarities.

5. Two Likes make a Match

Once you get a Like back, it’s a Match. Congratulations! You can now swap messages and send Icebreakers or react with a Smile to get to know each other better.

Because we believe love happens when two people connect based on what really matters. If you’re ready to find out, sign up today.

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Singles over 60, connect simply and meaningfully with eharmony

Wherever you may be in your relationship journey, eharmony is there to support you. Whether you’re interested in putting yourself out there by engaging with other like-minded singles, looking for a companion to share your travels with or seeking to build a meaningful relationship with someone you’re compatible with, we provide the tools and support designed to give you the best chances of success in your dating efforts. Give eharmony a try today!   

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