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OurTime.com Review (Our Time)
Online dating is not just a young person's game. Dedicated to the over-50 crowd, OurTime.com is a dating service for seniors who are single and ready to mingle. Looking for love in your 50s, 60s, or 70s (and beyond!) is different than dating in your 20s or 30s – and this site caters to those differences. Our Time offers a straightforward dating experience with no frills and no fuss.
New users can sign up for a free account on the site by filling out basic profile information and writing a short personal essay. With that finished, you can either start searching for matches or complete a more extensive profile. The full profile includes a more detailed About section and additional personal essays, as well as personality questions, the option to add interests, and message ideas designed to act as icebreakers.
Without a paid membership, users can search for matches but their contact options are limited. Only upgraded members can exchange email messages or chat via instant messages. Paid members can also see who has Flirted with them, who has Fave'd them, and who has Liked their photos. The experience is significantly enhanced for paid members, making it almost essential to upgrade.
Other add-ons can be purchased using Tokens, Our Time's virtual currency, regardless of your subscription status. Tokens come in bundles of 25, 110, or 280 and can be used to acquire add-on features. With Notify Me, you can receive an alert every time a specific member logs in over the next 7 days. With Promote Me, you can put yourself at the top of search results for 60 minutes to attract more attention. Virtual gifts can also be purchased and sent using Tokens.
There are multiple options to search for members on OurTime.com, allowing users to choose what works best for them. A standard search is performed by age range and location, with the option to show only profiles that have photos. More advanced parameters cover physical appearance, religion, children, and more. If you prefer the site to do the hard work for you, Today's Matches shows members Our Time thinks you'll like.
Our Time also offers more game-like search options. Who Do You Like features a pair of profiles Our Time thinks might interest you based on what you're looking for. If you see someone you like in this section, click their photo and they are automatically sent a Flirt. If you don't like either of the matches, click Skip to go to the next pair of photos. The I'm Interested feature is similar, but shows only one profile at a time. Respond with a yes or a no and you are immediately presented with a new profile to review. It's essentially Tinder's swiping mechanism redesigned for the web.
The actual swipe comes into play on the Our Time mobile apps, which are available for both iOS and Android. The apps offer most of the functionality of the desktop version, from I'm Interested, to messages, to views and favorites, to Flirts. You can also view Today's Matches, upload photos, and conduct searches from the mobile apps.
Overall, Our Time is a well done, comprehensive service. The layout is simple and easy to navigate. Communicating with your matches is as easy via email messages, Flirts, and virtual gifts. There is also an option to chat live with other members currently online. The profile contains enough questions that you can make yours unique and exciting for the right person. The site also provides practical advice for meeting on and offline, as well as articles that teach you how to create a compelling profile, offer dating tips specifically for boomers, and more.
Our Time is a safe and easy way to meet mature singles in your area. Give it a try via the Our Time website or Android and iPhone dating apps.
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Positive Features of OurTime.com
- Members can search for singles in their area instantly, without a paid subscription
- The site is user-friendly, with a ton of helpful features that are easy to use
- Multiple methods of matching allow users to find the one that works best for them
Negative Features of OurTime.com
- The features are not as complex as other sites. While this does make it less confusing for seniors new to online dating, those who are familiar with online dating and the internet may desire more tools and intricacy
- Many of the site's best features are not included for free members
At a Glance
- United States, Canada
- Member Numbers:
- Not Available
- Cost per Month:
- From $15.00 / month
- Membership Types:
- Free - Basic
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OurTime.com Free Membership
- Free memberships are available
- Create a basic profile
- Gender and looking for, location, username, password, date of birth, email address
- Upload photos
- Can upload photos directly from Facebook
- Accepts JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF. Maximum file size is 5MB
- Personal essay
- Describe yourself in 1,250 characters or fewer
- Choose a greeting
- Make it easy for potential matches to start a conversation by selecting a greeting that reflects your passions and interests
- Options include “witty,” “intellectual,” “ambitious,” “nature lover,” “foodie,” and “artistic”
- Improve your matches
- Help OurTime.com find better matches by selecting the pictures you like
- Complete full profile
- A basic profile is all you need to start using OurTime.com, but it’s recommended that you completely fill out your profile to get the most out of the site
- Looking for, education, religion, occupation, income, political affiliation
- Where I grew up, marital status, pets, smoking preference, children
- Body type, height, hair, eyes, ethnicity
- Personal Essays
- A little about me...
- About the one I'm looking for...
- I'd just like to add...
- Personality Questions
- Answer questions like “Do you enjoy cooking” and “Are you romantic?”
- My Top Interests
- Choose three interests from a list
- Message Ideas
- Choose up to 4 questions that people who are interested may answer when they send you a message
- Create a basic profile
- Not included:
- Enhanced search and match options
- See members who have Flirted with you
- See members who have Fave'd you
- See members who have Liked your photos
- Chat by instant message
- Read and reply to your messages
- Message read confirmation
- Notify Me
- Promote Me
- Virtual gifts
Relationship Types Allowed
Your Relationship Status
Relationships You can Look For
- Membership costs last confirmed April 8, 2016. Please check OurTime.com for most recent pricing
- Best Value Plan
- 6 months minimum at $4.49 per week (save 56%)
- Billed in one payment of $107.76
- Includes: full mobile access, message read notification, profile highlight, message highlight
- Standard Plan
- 6 months minimum at $3.75 per week
- Billed in one payment of $90.00
- Includes: full mobile access
- Full Price Plan
- 1 months minimum at $7.49 per week
- Billed in one payment of $29.96
- Includes: full mobile access
- Virtual tokens can be used to purchase premium features
- 280 tokens for $9.99
- 110 tokens for $3.99
- 25 tokens for $0.99
- OurTime.com accepts Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover, PayPal, and checks by mail
- All memberships paid by credit card automatically renew until cancelled
OurTime.com Viewing & Communication Tools
- Live Chat
- Only upgraded members can send instant messages
- Receive email alerts whenever another member wants to contact you
- Mail Messages
- Send, receive, and reply to messages from other members
- Talk, text, and leave voicemails while keeping your personal phone number private
- Send virtual gifts purchased using Tokens
- Viewed Me & My Views
- Anyone can create Faves but you must be an upgraded member to see who has Fave'd you
- Anyone can send Flirts but you must be an upgraded member to read Flirts that are sent to you
- Flirts you receive will be labelled with ECHO! when someone you sent a Flirt to sends one back. Messages are labelled with ECHO! when someone you sent a message to replies for the first time
- Anyone can Like photos but you must be an upgraded member to see who has Liked your photos
- Notify Me
- Receive an alert every time a specific member logs in during the next 7 days
- Premium feature that must be purchased using Tokens
- Promote Me
- Put yourself at the top of search results and attract more attention
- Premium feature that costs 20 tokens for 60 minutes
- Mobile Apps
- Available for iOS and Android
- View full profiles and photos
- See who has viewed or favorited your profile
- Send and receive messages
- Conduct searches
- Upload photos
- View Today's Matches
- Rapidly review profiles using I'm Interested
Search For Members By
- Standard Search
- Age range, location, must have photos
- Advanced Options: height, looking for, status, ethnicity, smoking, build, children, religion, zodiac sign
- Can be sorted by My Default, Distance, Activity, New Members, and Members Online
- I'm Interested
- A single profile is presented and you must indicate whether or not you are interested in it
- Click Yes or No and you are immediately presented with a new profile to be
- Today's Matches
- Every day, Our Time selects members it thinks you might connect with. View their profiles and click Yes, No, or Maybe to respond
- If you click Yes, OurTime.com will tell your match and you will be given the opportunity to send the member a message. If you are not a subscriber and decide not to upgrade, your message will be saved in the Drafts folder of your inbox
- If you click No, the other member will never know
- If you click Maybe, the member isn't notified and OurTime.com may reintroduce the member to you in the future
- Who Do You Like?
- Who Do You Like presents a pair of members Our Time thinks might interest you based on what you're looking for
- If you see someone you like in this section, click their photo and they will automatically be sent a Flirt. If you don't like either of the matches, click Skip to go to the next pair of photos
Other OurTime.com Information
- Must by 18 years of age to use this site
- Our Time is operated by People Media, a Match Group company. Match Group is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp
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