Creating an Online Venue Where 50+ Singles Can Meet

By: Irina Stepanova

If you are thinking about starting a dating website, consider aiming it at people over 50. With more and more older people out there you may be on the right track, as people are nowadays living longer and happier lives and are in no way excluded from active social life and communication.

People in their fifties and sixties have mostly reached their career heights and are more relaxed now, they can afford to go traveling, exploring the world, learning things they did not have time to learn when they had small children and a career to build, mortgage to pay.

Marriages may not last forever, and who wants to be left alone, especially in the mature age? And it is never too late to meet your partner for life. This is where Internet and new communication technologies step in.

Senior dating websites are becoming very popular these days. The baby-boomers are savvier in using Internet than seniors before them. That's why "Plus-50 singles market" is of great interest for online dating business. Even if one doesn't get a serious relationship, one can at least find travel companions or bridge partners on a dating website.

Older people may use dating or social networking websites to get acquainted online, in the secure atmosphere of their homes, can collect information about their online friends before going out on a date with them. Of course it applies to younger people as well, but for seniors it is even more important to feel secure.

If you want to create an online venue for senior citizens, think about building a niche website:
-Adjust age range to avoid twenty-year-olds from signing up;
-See if you can operate your site within smaller area. The closer the neighbourhood, the more chances that your site members will want to meet;
-Let your site users share their experience, by asking questions and providing answers to each other on the site, or by starting a blog;
-Match your site members not only by age or location but by hobbies as well;
-Describe your goals on your site pages, start a FAQ section, add success stories;
-As site owner, stay in contact with your senior members so they know they can trust you.

You may also wish to customize the looks of your website:
-Comfortable colour scheme;
-Larger buttons and larger photos;
-Convenient navigation;
-Easy to follow sign up steps;
-Providing instructions / explanations along the way to show how to best use your site.

If you are planning to use a ready-made dating software, check out Dating Pro ( It is a reliable and powerful online dating platform that supports all the options you may need to run a 50+ singles community. Learn how you can adjust a Dating pro-based website to the seniors niche in our blog.

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