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.

The best thing offered by any site worth the time an effort you put into it is free access. AdultMatchDoctor.com certainly gives you more than enough to get your feet wet.Unlike some other adult sites, you get the feel that the profiles are real and not plagued with photos from adult models. It has seen a slight drop in its number of visitors but is still riding high in our standings. Here’s why…

As if often the case with adult dating sites, not every profile on Adult Match Doctor is particularly replete with detail. Loads of folks fill in the few checkboxes and the couple of lines required for accessing the site. Nevertheless, given its mission, most people are probably not looking to read longwinded, poetically written descriptions anyway.

“Adult Match Doctor might just be one of the best adult dating sites out there.”

You won’t have any problems seeing who is active in your local area. That’s because its free search options are as advanced as those for which most sites charge a premium. You can search any distance from whichever postal or zip code you choose. That comes in handy in either making a connection while visiting out of town, or for finding someone close to home. Search results show when each member last visited the site. There’s no keyword search option, but given the written brevity of most descriptions, it’s a minor fault.

When it comes to quick contact on AdultMatchDoctor, you have two options: instant messaging and chat rooms. Non-members can receive IM’s from any paid member at any time, but you’ll find yourself out in the cold if you’re looking to initiate any conversations. Do you need this feature? Probably not, but it’s always nice to have options! The chat client is slick and you can use it free.

In fact, it seems that you can send emails, too, without upgrading, but the benefits of paid membership have been revised since our last review, too. They include such things as the removal of the advertisements that free users view on the site, the ability to see nudity in profile pics that is censored for non-paying visitors and see who has looked at your profile. Paid members also show up as highlighted in search results and have the chance to create their own private online photo album.

No clear mention is made of any free options having a usage limitation that expires after a certain trial period. The only obvious restriction is not being able to initiate instant messages. Once, you consider all the free access, as well as great community features, such as message boards and blogs, it seems that Adult Match Doctor might just be one of the best adult dating sites out there.

Ashley Madison has made a name for itself by servicing a niche that is usually overlooked in dating circles – married people. Although you don’t have to be attached to sign up, the site is certainly geared towards discreet relationships. If you’re in a relationship, you normally don’t have a lot of time to spend with someone else. That means that your time away needs to be spent well. In the case of Ashley Madison, time well spent is clearly meant to be intimate. Read on to find out more . . .

The profile quality is a little fuzzy at this dating site. It lacks the multitude of essays and questions that generally flesh out a personality type on other more traditional portals. Instead, it focuses a handful of multiple-choice questions around what kinds of encounters you’re looking for and open to. Certain sex dating sites have criteria like this, but one really gets the feel that Ashley Madison is sincerely trying to provide a place for inconspicuous encounters. Unfortunately, there’s not much to look at when it comes to photos. It seems many of the members are taking the discreet angle out for a full test drive. Many of the profiles have very little original material written in them, but it only seems to bolster the feeling that they’re genuine.

Amateur is the best way to describe how AshleyMadison.com looks. With the amount of press this site has received, one would have expected they head out and hire a decent designer to bring this site up to standard. Still, sites that look too groomed can leave you wondering if they’re just a pretty face. Although this might be the reason why AshleyMadison.com appears the way it does, the mark for presentation doesn’t leave room for what could be, so it lands a six. Search options come in at a seven with less than ten different criteria you can search for. What it does have, though, is a keyword search tool that saves the day – and the marks – for this section. As with better dating sites, Ashley Madison has laid the groundwork for good member growth. Guests can wink and show interest in anyone on the site, but only members can instant message and email. That means if you are able to get your winking down to a science and can find members who’ve paid for credits, you might not have to hand over a dime to make a connection. This pay-as-you-go system gives you 100 credits for $50. Email can be sent to other members for five credits while instant messaging session’s start at ten. Pricing is decent, as long as you are able to show some restraint.

There really aren’t a lot of extra features with AshleyMadison.com. There’s a button that used to enable phone chat, but at the time of this review a notification said that the telephone service had been disable for two months for changes to the system. The site does have a neat little “boss” button that switches your screen instantly from the layout to a generic office supply store screen in case someone comes up behind you while you’re busy surfing profiles. There’s also an extensive acronym dictionary on the site, but I wouldn’t recommend checking it out if you’re new to online communication. It could give you the fright of your life thinking that people use that many shortcuts while chatting. If the old saying is true and you do get what you pay for, then all the money spent here is strictly for discreet encounters and not whistles or bells.

If we could give out bonus marks, Ashley Madison would get full points for originality. It has found it’s place in the market and continues to build on its success. If you’re attached and in search of something more, check out AshleyMadison.com.

The pleasures of the flesh are supposed to take center stage at Adult Date Link, but we’re not really sure what goes on in there. You quickly figure out that unless you hand over your credit car upon arrival, you are that kid at Christmas with your face pressed up against the glass of the local pet store, wanting to take home the puppy in the window but without the means to make it happen. Here’s what the site looked like through Cupid’s eyes:

The sign up process was painless. Actually, it was even a little too painless. You can get your foot in the door and start surfing by entering a screen name, a password, an email address and your date of birth. It seemed almost too simple. That is until you try to search. That’s when Adult Date Link snaps you back into the reality of having to fill out a profile. It goes into great detail, asking you a number of questions that could take you 20 mintues or so to fill out. However, if you’re just looking to get in and search, you can skip over everything accept adding a headline and 100 characters to a personal essay. With that taken care of, you can run some searches. But then you’re struck with another problem. You can’t see the profiles until you pay your membership fee. This major mistake means that Adult Date Link takes home the big donut when it comes to profile quality.

AdultDateLink.com is a nice site to look at. The color scheme is soothing and the layout is appealing. Although it is an easy area to score full marks in, we have to give a perfect 10 to this site for presentation.

Adult Date Link also takes home full marks for search options. It lets you look based on various criteria plus it also has the ever-useful keyword search tool. The bad news is that you can’t search by keyword until you grab a membership. I guess it is as they say: every rose has its thorn!

Where would a site be without a certain level of free access? The answer to this question is nowhere. That’s exactly where this site is. You can search for people in your area but you can’t view their profiles. This is beyond suspect. This is beyond protective. This has alarm bells going off left, right and center. This also ensures ADL gets another zero to add to the list.

One of the things that showed character was that they have their membership number posted on the front of the site. That takes some courage. Our hat is off to Adult Date Link for taking that step.

Extra features also takes a beating here. Adult Date Link offers almost nothing. Extra features make a site a community but this doesn’t sem to concern them at this point. They do, however, have a chat room that you can use for free – even without paying! The sad part about the chat, though, was that when we passed by, it looked more like a boys gym locker room back in high school than a coed slumber party – which is what a site like this should really be about.

At the end of the day, Adult Date Link just doesn’t have enough to offer to make it a real winner. Check it out at your own peril.

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.

SexyAds.com proves the often disputed adage that bigger is better. At least when it comes to my choice of features on a sex dating site, the more the merrier I say. Obviously you have a primary goal when you go online to a fast-action personals page but sometimes you don’t need that kind of performance anxiety and you appreciate having more to look forward to than just live hook-ups. Whether your plan is to set up a face-to-face rendezvous with someone local to your area or you prefer a virtual match up online without leaving the comforts of home behind, this site gives you the chance to make both dreams come true.

Making connections quickly is part of what makes dating communities and sex sites so much fun. This one offers its own private onsite e-mail and single-click flirting called “send someone a tickle.” Sexy Ads not only provides standard chat and instant messaging, but also voice chat and an anonymous direct-to-home phone calling system. The voice chat is integrated right into the IM program and is straightforward to use. To make the private phone call does cost 75¢ a minute, but it is 100% confidential and neither party will ever find out the others actual telephone number. Only the person placing the call pays and I can tell you that a direct conversation by phone normally seals the deal on meeting one-on-one. With all these communication options, this service gets full marks for quick contact.

So, you’re at home in front of your computer eating chips in your underwear and drinking a brewski. Maybe you’re not exactly in the most desirable state of undress to actually go down the street to meet and greet your neighbour, but that doesn’t have to mean you still can’t have some fun. There are forums full of sexy conversation postings and if you want to be sure that your reading successfully expands more than your mind, then you can peruse the subscriber submitted sex stories section. If you’re looking for advice and tips to improve your sexual game, there are articles on the best plays to improve your scores and ratings. Now as much fun as you might have had with that special member you met online last week, most people do have lives and you don’t want to find yourself waiting around to see if your favorite connection is signing in anytime soon. This site offers a unique feature called the NicTic bar, which lets you see on your desktop as each site visitor logs in, even when you’re not signed into Sexy Ads yourself.

As much as you will enjoy even being a free subscriber, becoming a VIP member let’s you reap so many added benefits. Your communication will be completely liberated with full contact. Besides appearing as top priority in search results and in the customer care queues, you’ll get to enjoy exclusive porn movie content as well. There’s tons of bang for your buck!

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The best thing offered by any site worth the time an effort you put into it is free access. AdultMatchDoctor.com certainly gives you more than enough to get your feet wet.Unlike some other adult sites, you get the feel that the profiles are real and not plagued with photos from adult models. It has seen a slight drop in its number of visitors but is still riding high in our standings. Here’s why…

As if often the case with adult dating sites, not every profile on Adult Match Doctor is particularly replete with detail. Loads of folks fill in the few checkboxes and the couple of lines required for accessing the site. Nevertheless, given its mission, most people are probably not looking to read longwinded, poetically written descriptions anyway.

“Adult Match Doctor might just be one of the best adult dating sites out there.”

You won’t have any problems seeing who is active in your local area. That’s because its free search options are as advanced as those for which most sites charge a premium. You can search any distance from whichever postal or zip code you choose. That comes in handy in either making a connection while visiting out of town, or for finding someone close to home. Search results show when each member last visited the site. There’s no keyword search option, but given the written brevity of most descriptions, it’s a minor fault.

When it comes to quick contact on AdultMatchDoctor, you have two options: instant messaging and chat rooms. Non-members can receive IM’s from any paid member at any time, but you’ll find yourself out in the cold if you’re looking to initiate any conversations. Do you need this feature? Probably not, but it’s always nice to have options! The chat client is slick and you can use it free.

In fact, it seems that you can send emails, too, without upgrading, but the benefits of paid membership have been revised since our last review, too. They include such things as the removal of the advertisements that free users view on the site, the ability to see nudity in profile pics that is censored for non-paying visitors and see who has looked at your profile. Paid members also show up as highlighted in search results and have the chance to create their own private online photo album.

No clear mention is made of any free options having a usage limitation that expires after a certain trial period. The only obvious restriction is not being able to initiate instant messages. Once, you consider all the free access, as well as great community features, such as message boards and blogs, it seems that Adult Match Doctor might just be one of the best adult dating sites out there.

In case you missed the connection, Hye Singles is a dating site for Armenians. Hye actually means “Armenian” – but you probably know that if you’ve come this far to read this review. You might also be aware that it’s one of the few Armenian online web personals sites on the market. Nevertheless, it has never landed a lot of users when compared to the more established sites. Is it because of the site itself or due to the targeted group of singles it has set its site on? Read on to find out…

Armenian singles will also be happy to note that the site has a strong balance between substance and style. The site is smooth and clean and runs effortlessly under the clicks of your mouse. You’re also not going to get lost in the pages. It’s easy to navigate and they’ve worked out the bugs, making surfing a true pleasure.

“Hye Singles is ideal for any single Armenians”

You can make a website flashy but a dating site needs quality members to be worthwhile joining. To this end, HyeSingles.com offers a very detailed profile process when you sign up. What does this mean for you? It generally means you should have more to go on when searching for members that suit your needs. That, in our books, is a great place for any dating site to start.
One thing that has changed since the site first launched is previously all members had access to advanced search options. Now, however, only premium members can access localized searches, or any of the many detailed criteria filled out when creating a profile. Yet search options aren’t the only strong point for nonpaying members on Hye Singles.

Free users have the run of the site without paying a dime in a sense. They can’t initiate messages, but it’s free to reply to messages sent from premium members. Therefore, you send out free flirts to any person who catches your interest and if he, or she, is a platinum member, you might receive an email, or instant message to which you reply free.

One of the biggest drawbacks is the site’s marketing, as it’s set on cornering the Armenian market. Although you don’t have to be Hye to join, the name is enough to turn some people away. Nonetheless, all niche-dating sites generally lack the levels of popularity of their less specialized, mainstream counterparts. You’ll see fewer members on Hye Singles than on other general dating sites.

A larger issue is that despite having seen no rise in visitors, the site has raised its price from the high-end of average to what we would consider quite expensive. There is no lower priced option. It has only a single premium tier. Hye Singles is ideal for any single Armenians, but they will have to pay quite a lot for this market-specific dating site, despite its limited number of members.

Some sources estimate well over half of American households own pets. Therefore, the marketing department of DateMyPet.com seems to have failed in reaching a considerable target niche. First reviewed it in September 2005, its already limited traffic then has dropped off to even lower levels today. I’m no promotional genius, but I think a dating such as this should almost sell itself. Any creative take on online dating seems to garner loads of attention. The human-interest aspect should have gotten some free publicity through talk shows and local news stories. That being said, here’s what you’ll find inside…

Besides its novel approach to dating, it also boasts a well-designed interface. Date My Pet offers many options that function well with its dual mission of not just matching compatible people, but pairing up pets, too. The smallest of details seems covered by a myriad dropdown choices. For example, you can describe your body type 16 different ways. Then, of course, there’s an extensive section to describe your pet, or pets, which certainly couldn’t be left out of the equation.

“When it comes down to the bare bones, Date My Pet has dug up some impressive offerings.”

Free searches are also extensive. Search within 25 miles of a given location, or enter a postal or zip code for people living in the US and Canada. You can use the criteria linked to all that detailed info included with profiles too. Moreover, DateMyPet isn’t just designed for singles seeking romance, but pet owners of all backgrounds looking for animal lovers with whom to share friendships as well. You can actually search people looking for what they call “pet dating” not just traditional dates.

DateMyPet.com has many community-tailored features. Pet lovers are free to organize events for their area. There are sometimes contests held with pet-friendly prizes too. The site offers a number of articles for dating tips as well as more pet-specific musings and there’s even an adopt-a-pet section. However, a couple of things that did seem to be missing form the experience were either a forum or general chat room. Contact was limited to one-on-one through email or instant messaging.

Nevertheless, when it comes down to the bare bones, Date My Pet has dug up some impressive offerings as far as bringing pet owners together. It might be better suited in some ways for finding a friend to love your pet, rather than to discovering someone to fall in love with you. Its limited membership, might also serve as hindering potential matches in your local area. One thing more to say in its favor, is that it is free to reply to messages, so it’s definitely something you can try out before you buy.

Lavalife was one of the first dating sites I joined when I was newly single. There were ads for it everywhere and I knew a few friends on it. I checked it out and through a combination of referrals from friends and what I found on the site, I decided to join. Now I’ll take you on a tour of what I found, and what you’ll find, should you decide to try it out…

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Off the top, this isn’t your typical dating site that charges you a certain amount every month for the pleasure of their services. Lavalife is based on credits. You purchase and spend credits when you want to communicate, such as through instant messenger and email. The smallest package you can buy is 50 credits for about $15. An email to another member will run you six credits, so that works out to just under $2 per contact. Obviously, you’ll find bigger savings if you purchase larger packages. It should also be mentioned that only the person initiating contact has to pay. You can respond to messages without paying from then on. What this means for you is that if you are a little selective, you can make your money go a lot further. In fact, if your profile and picture can grab enough attention, it’s entirely possible for you to be an active member of this site without ever paying.

There are downsides to this membership model, too. First off, it can be expensive for those who see a lot that they like. Serial daters we warned! The other downside to Lavalife’s credit packages is that six credits, the cost of your basic email communication, doesn’t divide evenly into any of their credit offerings. In order to spend all that you’ve purchased you’ll have to use a combination of features on the site. This means that the odds are good that after your credits run out, you’ll still be leaving money on the table. For a dating site that seems to excel in so many areas, this is one flaw that’s almost unforgivable… almost!

“The payment model seems to attract a lot of professionals…”

You have many options available to help make your mind up as to whether or not Lavalife.com is for you. First off, you can run geographic searches that are as narrow as a mile radius from your zip or postal code. You can also see when some members last logged in which, when combined with a search in your local area, should be able to give you an idea of how many people visit regularly. I should mention that you can turn this feature off in your profile settings. However, all search results are based on last login times with the most recent visitors showing up first, so if a few profiles don’t display the last login date, odds are good another recent member will show it so you can estimate from there. Combined, these features give you the chance to determine if Lavalife is offering what you need before handing over your cash.

I’ve read some visitor criticisms here on CupidsReviews that suggest Lavalife contains fake profiles. I’d like to suggest that most dating sites probably have them. There are very few personal recommendations I would make for dating sites. However, over the years, this site has served me and a large number of my friends very well. Be smart about how you spend your money and any fake profiles that may be out there won’t be an issue.

The payment model seems to attract a lot of professionals, which may or may not be of interest to you. What I would suggest, though, is that if you’re worried about how much you might spend, stick to these rules: If you smile at someone and they smile back, feel free to send them a message. If someone sends you a smile and you smile back, don’t pay to chat, no matter how perfect for you they may seem. It’s a sucker’s play. Besides, I’m know you’re worth the $2 it takes to send an email. It’s up to you to prove it to the world.

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