SeniorDateConnection.com is a personals site for mature adults. It’s a small site with only about a couple thousand members total worldwide. Although the word senior is right in the site name, the average age of posted profiles ranges from mid-forties up to mid-sixties with a few men and women well below or above that generous range. In other words, the majority of members are more mature in age without necessarily reaching the traditionally accepted age of a senior member of our society. Despite it being aimed toward the golden age set, this site isn’t exactly glittering with any novel approach to online dating. If you’ll pardon the pun, it’s the same old, same old, which in this day and age seems like a letdown since lots of “older” people are single and looking for excitement.
The profile process was pretty much the standard fare. A few details of personal habits, physical traits and the obligatory marital status section were required. There is a personal essay you’re expected to complete, too. Perhaps a refreshing change on this site, for our more experienced contemporaries, is the fact that “alternative” meetings are a possible option. I have found that a lot of sites geared towards the longer living generation purposefully block any choices deemed possibly controversial — presumably so as to not offend their more conservative clientele. Personally, I find this presumed bias somewhat of a misconception on the part of people who don’t realize that sometimes when you’ve lived a little longer, your experience breeds acceptance, not contempt, for people’s differences and tastes. I digress, so I’ll get off my soapbox in defending the mature set’s progressive mindset. Let me finish by saying that there weren’t a lot of profiles with pictures but most people did well to fill out the rest of the information, so I give it a 7/10 for the quality of its profiles.
Whether one is living on a fixed income or not, one likes to know what’s free. Definitely a departure from the norm, besides merely flirting with someone by sending a wink, on Senior Date Connection you can send actual email for free. You also have access to live chat, which is also free. That kind of no-charge accessibility definitely earns this site a 9/10 for free access.
If you’re wondering now what the benefits to a full membership or the slightly more expensive premium level subscription are, when so much is already free, I don’t blame you for wanting to know. Full membership (just under $15 US/month) gives you unlimited access to all features. Presumably both email and live chat do have limits placed upon their use at the free member level, although I didn’t reach my limit during my first few visits. Premium members (about $25 US/month) also have access to more advanced search options as well as the ability to page other members who are currently online. Paying for your subscription spells freedom without limitations.
Visit Senior Date Connection is a small but worthwhile site for mature singles to checkout.