A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.New York City and Los Angeles are up next and will launch when enough people have registered from these areas.The downside Currently, unless you live in the San Francisco area it’s impossible to do a targeted search for your state or city. When you receive a bagel, you have the option to like or pass; both sides have to like in order for either to take the next step.But for now, you can meet Stitchers” in other locations in order to connect for travel or chat about mutual interests long-distance. Other plans are or a month, depending on options you choose. Why it made the list Using only friends of friends eliminates some of the unknowns of dating and increases the likelihood that you’ll find you have something in common.Why it made the list It’s beautifully designed, with clear information about how to use the site.The mandatory identity verification system is a nice safety feature designed to eliminate scammers, well worth the verification fee for a free user plan.Check it out at Match is one of the most well-known and widely used dating sites for all ages; roughly 30 percent of users are age 50 or over according to a recent article; no data is available for number of users over 60.
Who’s it good for People seeking long-term relationships as well as short term dating.A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like e Harmony markets its site as the gateway to marriage.Reviews indicate that 14 to 23 percent of users are over age 55; there is no data for ages 60 and over.The downside e Harmony only accepts heterosexuals and people who are single, divorced or widowed; check “separated” on the questionnaire, and you’ll find yourself ineligible.