Dating.aarp.org is much more just a dating site with seniors in mind, as it is part of an overall seniors’ community revolving around providing information and details of events around dating, friends and family, caregiving, money, entertainment, food, travel etc.. This makes it a great resource for many things for those in later life.
The AARP was formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation which was set up to offer support and life opportunities for older people. Not surprisingly the vast majority of members are from the US where the organisation has some 50 offices.
Members of Dating.aarp are not confined to those so over 50, so it is still possible for both males and females to find a younger friend(s) or partner if so required.
Signing up is easy and convenient and it’s possible to place a free profile on this site with just a couple of simple steps. All that is needed is a valid email address, and a username followed by a password.
Features of membership
Whilst it’s possible to undertake a basic search, as with similar senior dating sites, to enjoy full features or use the advanced search function, it’s necessary to upgrade to a subscription membership.
Some of the key features of such membership include:
- receive on a daily basis recommended dates
- send and receive private messages to other users
- users can see who has viewed their profile and when other members opened their messages, plus also see who has been checking them out
- users can promote themselves and their dating idea
- upload photos and review those of other members
- play simple games to help decide who to contact
- create a list of other favourite members.
- change viewing and account settings
- invite friends to join the site
Looking for others
This site has a large number of members, although not as many as on the sites of the larger players in online senior dating. Accordingly, its search options are also slightly less developed and there are fewer dating features than on some other sites. However, the basics are here, and it’s possible to contact members easily by sending written messages or having a quick chat.
Dating.aarp allows users to may search for other members by the following criteria: keyword, gender, age range, location, physique, hobbies, and ethnicity and also by checking which members they’ve not contacted before.
Most users initially register for free on Dating.aarp and perform a few searches to get a better sense of how the site works, and then decide whether it’s what they are looking for. A plus is that there is a 7 day free trial available and it’s also possible to earn points whilst online.
As far as upgraded membership, the key terms are:
- 1 month $34.99 per month
- 3 months $15.99 per month
- 6 months $9.99 per month
- 12 months $7.99 per month
AARP main site members can receive a 50% discount and such membership is $16 per year.
Partly as it’s a non-profit site Dating.aarp services are relatively cheap, particularly in comparison to a number of its peers. Another great benefit is that the site offers a money back guarantee if members fail to find a real life date through their dating services.
It should be noted that prices and features are subject to change and, for the most up to date information, it’s best to refer to the actual website.
Despite Dating.aarp originally being designed for older people, many of the members on the dating site appear to be younger which is fine if users are looking for someone a little younger, or vice-versa as the case may be. All in all, whilst relatively basis the site is competitively priced and should meet all of the basic needs for most senior daters.