The 8 Best Dating Apps for Singles Over 50 to Meet a Partner

Find your special someone on these dating apps for people over 50.
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Wendy Rose Gould
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  • Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Updated Jul 08, 2024
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Looking for love has changed dramatically from even a couple decades ago. Today, a wide variety of eligible partners are available at your fingertips thanks to online dating—including many people you may never encounter otherwise. If you're seeking the best dating app for over 50, you're in the right place. We've combed through all the options out there and are highlighting options that are perfect for the above 50 crowd.

Whether you're seeking an outdoorsy type, a passionate creative or a goofball that'll provide endless laughter, try your hand at one of these dating apps for people over 50 to find that special someone who just gets you.

1. OurTime

Designed specifically for singles over 50, the OurTime dating app focuses on creating meaningful connections. It offers easy-to-use features and caters to both those looking for long-term love and people who'd prefer a more casual dating experience. You can even use the app to foster new friendships!

Standout Features: The OurTime team reviews each profile and image to curate a fully personalized list of matches that suit your specified criteria. A subscription allows you to send and receive messages with potential matches, and see when others have read your messages.

Cost: Free membership; $16/month when you purchase six months up front, or $35 on a month to month basis.

2. SilverSingles

SilverSingles is one of the best dating apps for the over 50 crowd since it's exclusively geared towards mature singles seeking serious relationships. Others cater to the golden crowd, but do still allow younger folks to sign up. Opting for SilverSingles eliminates some of that extra noise so you can focus more on matching with someone who's a similar age as you.

Standout Features: SilverSingles uses a unique personality test to help match users based on compatibility. This ensures a higher chance of finding a partner that you'll feel a natural connection with.

Cost: Free membership; $25 a month for 12 months, $35 a month for six months, or $45 a month for three months.


Founded in 1995, was a pioneer in online dating, helping to forge relationships for over a million couples. It began as a website, but has evolved into a dating app that's easy to use. The app is available to all ages, but the site notes that 37% of its 75+ million users are 50 and older.

Standout Features: You can boost your subscription with add-on features, like a Match-generated number that you can use to safely text and call potential matches.

Cost: Free membership; standard subscription for $20/month, premium subscription for $22/month.

4. Zoosk

Zoosk is a popular dating app with over 40 million users that appeals to a broad age range, including mature singles over 50. Given its large database, it provides ample opportunities for finding connections whether you're seeking carefree casual dates or a serious romantic relationship.

Standout Features: This online dating app uses behavioral matchmaking technology to find potential matches based on user interactions. This is different from the questionnaire approach, so consider this option if you've tried the former and it didn't work for you.

Cost: Free membership; $10/month for 12-month plan to $30 on a month-to-month plan.

5. Plenty of Fish

This dating site isn't exclusively for seniors, but is highly regarded by the over-50 crowd. Plenty of Fish (POF) offers both free and paid membership options, and lots of fun features that users enjoy. Because it's less about the photos and more about fostering conversations between potential couples, it wins raves from users of all ages.

Standout Features: This app offers a compatibility quiz, video dating and a game called Cue'd Up that helps couples learn more about each other. It's available in nine languages and has several safety features.

Cost: Free membership; from $10/month for a 12-month Premium membership.

6. eHarmony

The eHarmony platform is another one of those online dating apps that helped forge the path of digital dating. Now 20 years later, it's fine-tuned the process of helping singles find their forever partners. It's not just for those over 50, but it has over 15 million members (offering a huge network of potential mates) and places a strong emphasis on compatibility and long-term success.

Standout Features: The app is championed for its ultra-detailed compatibility matching system, which includes an in-depth questionnaire that helps find highly compatible matches.

Cost: Free membership; $60/month for 6-month Premium Light, $36 per month for 12-month Premium Plus, or $26/month for 24-month Premium Extra.

7. Bumble

Bumble is an online dating app that any age can use, but it recently absorbed its senior-focused sister-app, Lumen, into the platform and many 50+ singles migrated. It places a strong emphasis on security measures and a welcoming, easy-to-use interface, making it a great contender for people who are new to online dating or uneasy about the process.

Standout Features: The safety features are a standout for Bumble. It has strict policies on hate speech, fetishization and sexual harassment, doesn't allow guns or other weapons in profile pictures and requires photo verification for all users. There's also a snooze feature for those who need to take a break from online dating.

Cost: Free membership; members can enhance their experience with Bumble Boost, SuperSwipe and Spotlight Features. Bumble Premium is $40/month.

8. OkCupid

While not exclusively for older adults, OkCupid's extensive questionnaire and compatibility scoring system make it a good option for those over 50 seeking serious relationships. Now in its 20th year, it was developed by four friends who went to Harvard and is one of the "geekier" apps out there thanks to its focus on data.

Standout Features: The app features an extension multiple-choice questionnaire to help match members based on similar interests and other data-based compatibility factors.

Cost: Free membership; Boost for $2/month, A-List for $10/month and OkCupid Premium for $20/month.

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