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Senior Dating: find a new lease on life on eharmony

by eharmony Editorial Team April 22, 2024

With the exciting array of novel activities in and around cities as well as the recent leaps in technology and connectivity, there’s never been a better time to go senior dating in Australia. If you are newly single or just find meeting new people difficult, you could be forgiven for thinking there aren’t many senior dating opportunities near you. However, just five minutes on any senior dating site will reveal you’re actually surrounded by prospects. Let’s explore some effective ways to meet these people in your area, why online dating is changing the dating game and how eharmony can help you navigate these unfamiliar waters until you find your relationship destination. 

3 ways to meet single seniors in your city

Join a ballroom dancing club

Ballroom dancing clubs provide a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere to get in touch with new senior dating opportunities without the typical pressure of other social functions. Many senior singles attend these classes as a way of staying active and connected to the world.  

Volunteer for something you’re passionate about

Volunteering is a great way to help out your favourite causes. You also get to engage with the community as well as your fellow volunteers and build new relationships. If you have mobility limitations, there are many non-physical clerical tasks that charitable foundations also need help with.  

Senior trips have a lot of senior dating opportunities

While you’ve probably heard of special holiday packages for single seniors, you probably don’t know how diverse they can be. From glamour camping your way up the Australian coast to Balinese beach adventures, it’s a great way to create new experiences and socialise in a group environment.

What to expect on a senior dating site

Online dating is the quickest and most convenient way of meeting other singles. Whether you go for dating sites for older people or just a conventional dating app, they all work on a similar principle. After signing up, you upload some photos of yourself and provide some details about your interests and your lifestyle for your profile. Many services let you set an age and location range so you only see senior dating prospects near you. Then you get to review eligible profiles until a few interest you. When one does, send them a message introducing yourself and open up the conversation to further interactions by asking them about themselves. It’s that easy.   

Picking the right online dating service for you

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before deciding on a senior dating site or another type of dating service:

What kind of relationship are you looking for?

If you’re looking for something casual or even platonic, most popular dating apps cater for that. There are also services like eharmony that specialise in connecting people who are specifically looking for meaningful relationships.

How do you know which service is safe to use?

Always research an online dating site’s reputation before signing up. Some sites and apps have issues with vulnerable customer data storage and malicious scam profiles so it’s important to pick a well-established senior dating site you can trust.  

How much time do you have to commit to online dating?  

While online dating is convenient, it can still take time to review different profiles, write messages and foster budding relationships. If you prefer quality over quantity, pick a service that actively matches you with other profiles based on your personality and preferences. 

Navigating the five steps to senior dating success with eharmony

1. Discover the real you

eharmony is not just another senior dating site – 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 senior singles you’re most likely to hit it off with.

Example set up profile on eharmony

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 senior singles

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.

Example singles over 50 on eharmony
Example first message on eharmony

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.

Example two singles over 50 matched

Start your senior dating journey – it’s never too late for a new adventure

From taking an idyllic senior singles cruise along the South Asian coast to sharing your innermost thoughts with a new and exciting romantic prospect you just met online but feel instantly connected to from the comfort of your sofa, the modern dating scene for seniors certainly has changed. And considering people now have the power to meet and meaningfully connect over vast physical and emotional distances at a moment’s notice whenever they choose, we’d say certainly for the better. The only thing separating you from finding the person you’re meant to be with is a few simple clicks. So why not start the next phase of your life today? Register for a free account today.       

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