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OurTime.com Review

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*9.7/10
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Where Canadian Seniors Find Love

If you are searching for a fun and vibrant senior to spend time with, head on over to OurTime. This community is filled with millions of singles who are searching for someone like you. OurTime is a matchmaking website that understands exactly what it’s like to be a Canadian single in their fifties, sixties and beyond. Their homepage has an eclectic photo array of several mature singles. OurTime wants to help you find an ideal match that can share life’s journey with you. You can also find Canadian singles who are interested in companionship. Live it up in your senior years by joining OurTime.

Packages and Features

Unlike some of the more mainstream dating sites, OurTime offers a solitary premium plan which allows singles to take advantage of all of the features offered. The service also offers a free plan which provides limited services but enables users to get a good feel for the service. For an additional fee OurTime users can also opt to have their profile highlighted in the search results, a feature that is designed to help bring users to the forefront of relevant searches. This is only available as an upgrade for premium members, though it only cost a dollar more per month, and will make your profile even more visible.

Length 1 Month 6 Months 6 Months Highlighted
Price $23.99/mo $11.99/mo $12.99/mo

And here are the free and premium features for OurTime:

Feature FREE Trial Standard Plan
Receive match suggestions    
Search independently    
Create a profile    
Add images    
Send winks    
Respond to communication    
See who's viewed your profile    
Send and receive emails    
Use instant message communications    
View members' videos    
Use online chat feature    
Always find out if you're an astrological match    
See who 'favorited' you    

For an additional fee OurTime users can also opt to have their profile highlighted in the search results, a feature that is designed to help bring users to the forefront of relevant searches. This is only available as an upgrade for premium members, though it only cost a dollar more per month, and will make your profile even more visible.

Membership Base

  • 551,000 Monthly Member Visits
  • Anyone is welcome to join, regardless of orientation
  • Singles under age 50 can register, but the site is geared toward ages 50+

How OurTime Works

To become an active member of OurTime and meet tons of Canadian seniors, you need a profile. Your first step is to upload a photo to your profile, because it’s the best way to get attention. Then you will be asked to write a few words about yourself. You will also need to share personal facts like your religion, physical characteristics, hometown, political affiliation, ethnicity, relationship status and type of relationship you are looking for. If you are a mature dater who has previously been married, for example, it would be a good idea to make note of that here.

You can also write about the characteristics that you want in an ideal partner as well as the things that make you special. If you aren’t sure what to write, enlist a friend’s help. Friends always see the best traits in you that are easy to overlook. Along with that, you can enhance your profile by uploading a photo or sharing one from your Facebook account.

When you finish your profile, you can do instant searches for your special match. OurTime’s quick searches include Whose Online Now, Today’s Birthdays, I’m Interested and Keyword. You will need to subscribe to OurTime if you want access to their advance search criteria.

If you see someone that you want to get to know better, you can send a flirt to grab their attention. The I’m Interested feature is a quick way to let a user know that you like them.

With a premium membership, you will be able to view when users are online and instantly chat with them using OurTime’s instant messenger. Since seniors have a tendency to have memory lapses, you can view the entire conversation history beneath a user’s profile photo.

You can also try to find your perfect match with the Instant Match feature. Profiles that match your search filters will be displayed and you can choose “No Next Profile” or “Yes Next Profile”. This feature also shows when this user was last active. Another matching feature is Today’s Matches which gives you the choice to pick “yes”, “maybe” and “no” to each individual.

Are you wondering how much attention your profile is getting? The popularity feature shows you how popular you are on a scale of zero to a hundred. The Promote Me add-on allows you to place your profile at the very top of search results so users can’t miss it.

You can also see who viewed you, fave’d you, flirted with you and who liked your photos. The Who I Like feature will keep track of the flirts you sent, your favorite users, the profiles you viewed and the photos you liked.

Daily Match Suggestion
daily match
Who's Viewed Me Feature
who viewed me

Find out who has viewed your profile.

I'm Interested Feature
im interested

Look through profiles that might be of your interest.

Customer Support

There are two main ways to find answers to questions about OurTime. The fastest way is to search the company's FAQ section, or to use the search button in the help section if you have a specific question. We tested the search feature and found that it did provide helpful and relevant responses to our queries for basic searches and worked quickly every single time.

Singles who can't find answers in the FAQ section can contact the company via an on-site form submission. Before submitting the question users will be directed to potential answers to their questions which seem to be based upon trigger words from the email. Members who don't locate their answers in this form may of course still opt to submit the question for a personalized answer from the customer service team.

Overview

OurTime is a solid niche online dating website that attracts precisely the users it seeks, but also features many profiles of users outside of its target audience. Though the site lacks many of the bells and whistles offered by other dating sites, it does provide a straightforward user experience and excellent search features to help maximize user's odds of success. The website also provides more ways to interact with matches than a typical dating site, meaning that there is always fun to be had with this unique online site.

  •   Excellent searching features
  •   Ability to create profiles with video and audio
  •   Targeted audience serves 50+ singles very well

The Good

Features are easy to use and understand even if you aren’t computer savvy.

OurTime has a senior magazine that can help you improve your dating and relationship skills.

The Bad

You don’t have access to advanced search filters so you might have to weed through a lot of profiles to find a match.

The Ugly

None


User Reviews

Not all submitted reviews are posted but all submitted reviews are factored into our rating. Consumer-Rankings.com believes the posted reviews best reflect the overall opinions of all submitted reviews.

Submitted by Lois Castro Hummel

Used this site in 2012-2013. Was almost ready to let membership lapse and move to Rochester to live near kids & grand kids. But I had met more men here than any other site..so kept going a few more weeks. Then HE happened. We met November 5, 2012...we both knew it was right. We were engaged Jan 2013 and married June 15th 2013. Kids asked why so fast..we said at our age we needed all the time God would give us. It has been a joyous ride.

Submitted by Liz

Nice site, easy to use, only it stats that it's for 50 and up but there are younger people on it, I don't like that they let the others know when you look at their profile

Submitted by Debbie

I met several very nice men and dated, but have met "THE ONE" on another website.

Submitted by liz

It's a great site and I met the most wonderful guy. We are going on 9 months.

Submitted by Don MacAlpine

While parts of this system are annoying (don't do the 'choosing game' they offer: it leads to 'liking' pictures that results in a plethora of responses), the staff and system are better than others

Submitted by suzieq neal

Getting married on Saturday to the man I met through ourtime

Submitted by Essie Revis

I was repeatedly matched with the same individuals over and over. I was matched with several people whom I had blocked. I was matched with several individuals who I reported as catfish/cons. I never had technical problems resolved after repeatedly contacting customer service. I doubt they even have a tech department.

Submitted by Phil F

great for mature, serious relationship

Submitted by Jane Byers

The best senior dating site available.Very few fake profiles. Members seem friendly.Profile set up easy, non complicated, yet concise.Had many dates from this site.

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