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OurTime.com Review

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*9.7/10
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Ideal for Seniors Searching For a Spark

OurTime is a niche online dating site that is dedicated to bringing seniors together. There’s a common misconception that once a person reaches their senior years, they shouldn’t search for love anymore. Nothing could be further from the truth. OurTime has successfully helped thousands of people find new companions and long-term partners. Their homepage is a photo collage of single seniors that are looking for a special connection. If you are hesitant to begin dating because you feel you are too old to date, it’s time to kick those thoughts out of your head. Love and friendship could be found at any age on 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

Are you ready to dust off that charm and find yourself someone new? If so, your first step is to post a photo to your profile page. You will be asked to write a brief description about yourself and your ideal match. You can provide more details for your profile such as your physical characteristics, religion, hometown, relationship status, height, smoking habits and political affiliation. A well-rounded profile is important, because at this stage of your life, you probably have a firm idea of who you are – something that probably wasn’t so true in your twenties.

Daily Match Suggestion
daily match

You can give others insights about you by answering personality questions like “Are you romantic?” “How much do you like reading?”, “How patient do you consider yourself?” and “Do you enjoy cooking?” You will also need to select questions from a Message Ideas list such as “How would you describe your personal style?”, “What is your favorite all time movie? and “Is family important to you?” A member can answer any of these questions when they send you a message. These questions serve as icebreakers that can help you learn the likes and dislikes of someone interested in you.

After you have filled out your profile, you can head on over to the OurTime search features. A basic membership will enable you to do quick searches like Whose Online Now, Keyword, Username and Today’s Birthdays. Advanced searches remain inaccessible until you upgrade your membership. Most seniors choose to eventually upgrade their membership and illustrate how dedicated they are to finding someone worthwhile.

Do you see someone that seems like a good catch? You can send a flirt and add them to your OurTime Favorites list. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to send an e-mail or chat in real time until you purchase an OurTime subscription.

Profile

You can purchase a Promote Me ad-on feature to boost your profile to the top of search results. OurTime will alert you with a pop-up message that it’s currently rush hour so you will know the best times to use this feature. Using Promote Me will increase the chances of finding a match because more members will see your profile.

The Daily Match feature can also help you find an ideal match. This feature is a carousel game that displays members that OurTime feels would make good matches for you. With each member, you are asked to select “yes”, “maybe” or “no”. In addition, there is a ranking feature called Who Do You Like that asks you to pick which member you prefer out of two photos.

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

A popularity bar shows you how popular you are on the site and whether your profile is getting many views.

OurTime has an online magazine with dating articles specifically for singles over 50.

The Bad

There aren’t any fun flirting games that allow you to spend time with a match, but many mature daters find that this makes OurTime classier in its approach to dating.

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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