Silver Singles Review (SilverSingles.com)

SilverSingles Reviews

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Today more than ever, single seniors are turning to online dating sites to find love and companionship. In fact, mature singles are one of the most rapidly growing demographics in the industry, with services like SilverSingles leading the way.

SilverSingles isn't just one of the most prominent players in senior online dating – it's one of the originals. After launching as PrimeSingles.net in 2002, the company became Single Seniors Meet in 2009, then SilverSingles in 2011. SilverSingles today offers senior dating opportunities in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany.

Throughout its many iterations and years in business, one thing has remained constant: SilverSingles' commitment to helping singles over 50 make authentic connections.

At first glance, SilverSingles adopts a familiar dating site format. New members can join for free by providing their email address and basic personal information like birthday and gender. The profile contains all the traditional details, such as age, education, marital status, ethnicity, profession, lifestyle habits, and partner preferences.

Where SilverSingles stands out is its approach to building a well-rounded portrait of each member. New sign-ups complete a comprehensive questionnaire that assesses their preferences, personality, and lifestyle in near-exhaustive detail, allowing the site's matching algorithm to make more intelligent pairings.

The personality test is based on the Five Factor Model theory of personality traits, and was created in close cooperation with psychologists and relationship experts. Test results are collated, analyzed and compared to those of other members to assess compatibility. Users can view their own test results from the Personality tab on their profile, where each trait is described and accompanied by a visualisation summarizing the result.

After completing the questionnaire, matching can begin. SilverSingles does not offer the option to search the site individually; instead, all matches are provided by SilverSingles in daily batches. Each profile features a matching score calculated based on both users' test scores and their shared interests and hobbies. Additional matches can be found using the 'Have you met?' feature, which displays one profile at a time that must be accepted or rejected before moving on to the next profile.

Members have several options for connecting with matches. Messages can be sent via a user's profile or from the Matches list. For a more low-key greeting, users can exchange Smiles. SilverSingles also offers commenting on profiles and photos, and the ability to send photo requests to profiles that do not currently include images.

Take dating on the road with SilverSingles' apps for iOS and Android. The apps offer a nearly identical experience to the desktop version. Sign up or log in using your desktop credentials. From the app, you can complete the personality test, set preferences, receive match suggestions, upload photos, and communicate with other members.

SilverSingles strives to provide a stress-free experience for its senior clientele. Along with using an intelligent matchmaking system to deliver compatible partner suggestions, the SilverSingles team manually verifies all new profiles to ensure users have a smooth, safe, and enjoyable environment in which to meet like-minded singles. SilverSingles also uses software like ID Authentication, SSL Encryption, and a Fraud Detection System to safeguard its members' privacy.

Though free memberships are available, a paid subscription is necessary to get the most out of SilverSingles. Free users cannot view other users' photos, see who has viewed their profile, receive read receipts for messages, leave comments on photos and profiles, receive extra daily matches, contact users, or access premium features on the mobile app. Different subscription packages are available based on cost and length of time.

Whether this is your maiden voyage into the waters of online dating or it’s just been a little while since you posted a profile, SilverSingles makes the process approachable and painless. Sign up with a free profile to see if SilverSingles is right for you.

Positives of SilverSingles

  • The in-depth questionnaire provides a detailed overview of each member's preferences, personality, and lifestyle
  • Profiles, particularly the personality tab, are robust and focused on the factors that create real compatibility rather than short-term interest
  • The platform is simple and easy to navigate, with no feature bloat causing fatigue or confusion

Negatives of SilverSingles

  • Only members with paid subscriptions can send messages or view images
  • There is no option to search independently for matches; a selection of matches are presented daily by the service
  • The initial questionnaire covers significant ground but is somewhat rambling and disorganized, and can become tedious to complete

At a Glance

Address:
SilverSingles.com
Regions:
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany
Languages:
English
Member Numbers:
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Cost per Month:
From $12.95 / month
Membership Types:
Free - Basic
Paid

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SilverSingles Free Membership

  • Free memberships are available
  • Included:
    • Create A Basic Profile
      • Sign up with email
      • Enter gender, gender of desired partner, and birthday
      • Answer questionnaire
        • Basic questions cover age, appearance, marital status, children, education, profession, ethnicity, religion, smoking and drinking habits, and partner preferences
        • More in-depth questions explore personality traits and lifestyle using a scale of 1-7
        • Choose descriptive terms that apply to you from a provided list
        • Select four qualities you believe friends would use to describe you
        • Select the terms that apply to you in a relationship from a provided list
        • What two to three things are you most thankful for in your life?
        • What are you passionate about?
      • Enter location and distance preferences
      • Upload photos
        • Upload directly or import from Facebook
        • Can upload up to 24 photos
        • All photos must be approved by the SilverSingles team
      • Complete Profile
        • Which of your qualities do you think stand out in particular?
        • How do you spend your free time? Do you have any hobbies?
        • In which places or situations do you feel most comfortable?
        • If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
        • Are there certain things that you can't stand? What are your deal breakers in terms of personalities, views, or vices?
        • What makes you laugh or amuses you the most?
        • What is important to you in a relationship? What do you expect and desire?
  • Not included:
    • View all other members' photos
    • See which members have viewed your profile
    • Receive read receipts for messages
    • Personality test results explained in detail
    • Unlimited messaging
    • Receive 20 extra matches per day with 'Have you met?' feature
    • Leave comments on photos and profiles
    • Access premium features on mobile app

Relationship Types Allowed

  • Straight
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Your Relationship Status

  • Single
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

Relationships You can Find

  • Any

SilverSingles Costs

  • Prices last confirmed February 6, 2018. Please check SilverSingles for most recent pricing
  • Costs
    • Premium Light: $24.95/month
      • 3 months premium membership
      • Unlimited communication
      • Intelligent matchmaking
    • Premium Classic: $14.95/month
      • 6 months premium membership
      • Unlimited communication
      • Intelligent matchmaking
      • View all member photos
      • See all profile visitors
      • Read receipts for messages
    • Premium Comfort: $12.95/month
      • 12 months premium membership
      • Unlimited communication
      • Intelligent matchmaking
      • View all member photos
      • See all profile visitors
      • Read receipts for messages
  • You may cancel your subscription or turn off renewals at any time
  • Visa, AMEX, Discover, and PayPal accepted

SilverSingles Viewing & Communication Features

  • Profile
  • Photos
  • Send Smiles
  • Send photo requests
  • Leave profile and photo comments
  • Mail messages
    • Only available with a subscription
  • Mobile apps are available for iOS and Android. The app can be used to:
    • Register
    • Complete the personality test
    • Upload photos
    • Set personal preferences
    • Receive daily matches
    • Request photos
    • Send, receive, and reply to messages
    • Send Smiles
  • Watchlist
  • SilverSingles provides a selection of tailored matches each day
    • Filter by: new, with photo, in contact, similarities, favorites, age, height, distance
    • Advanced filters include education, income, ethnicity, and more
  • View profile visitors
  • Daily 'Have you met?' suggestions

Success Stories

  • Dreams really do come true!

    WOW! Dreams really do come true! At least they did for us :) Handyman and I (Kuka) met on Primesingles in mid June and hit it off from the start - Now, we are off to Las Vegas to marry on August 5, 2006 - Love - It's the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you to Primesingles for helping Handy and I meet.

    Kuka & Handyman

  • Distance isn't an issue when you have found the perfect mate

    I was only online a week or so when I met my most perfect match. Yes we are on different ends of the country, but the distance isn't an issue when you have found the perfect mate. Thank you Silver Singles for altering the course of my life.

    Taryn

Other SilverSingles Information

  • Formerly called SingleSeniorsMeet.com and before that PrimeSingles.net
  • This site is part of the Spark Network. In 2017, Spark Networks merged with Affinitas GmbH to become Spark Networks SE

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