OurTime.com is part of the PeopleMedia group, which in turn is owned by Match.com, a large community of single people who are looking for others to date from all over the globe. The groups include SeniorPeopleMeet.com and SeniorsMeet.com so members’ profiles will automatically be shown throughout the OurTime Community at no additional charge—thereby enhancing the chances of finding their ideal date/match.
The site is aimed at the over 50s community and focuses on the specific interests and desires of people in this age group. It aims to help users celebrates this exciting chapter of their lives by recognising that what people want in their 50s, 60s and beyond is often quite very different from what they wanted in their 30s and 40s.
Easy sign up
Signing up to OurTime.com is easy and convenient and it’s possible to get started and place a free profile with just a couple of simple steps. All that is needed is a valid email address, and a username followed by a password.
Functions and features
As with almost all similar sites in the seniors dating niche, it’s necessary to upgrade to be a paid member to enjoy full features of the site, particularly using the advanced search function. Other key features which can be enjoyed include:
- flirting to show other members a user is interested in them
- uploading a variety of photographs
- upload users’ own video or view a video of other members
- instant chat with others in real time
- send and receive emails, and find out when others read members’ messages
- receive dating recommendations
- the possibility to highlight users own profile feature in search results
- either create a list of favourite members or become a favourite on the lists of others
Despite all of these features, there seems to be little in the way of community features, and maybe adding forums and message boards could benefit this dating website.
Staying in touch
It’s almost a compulsory requirement these days but the site offers both Android and iOS Apps so that registered users of OurTime, whilst on the move, can stay in contact with those they are in touch with, or already dating.
Options to find others
OurTime offers users the chance to enjoy instant matches, which become more precise as members provide additional information about themselves, and this is an excellent way to refine searches and view profiles of others who may suit.
It’s well worth taking some time to prepare a good, well written profile, adding pertinent information necessary to help find people based on specific personal preferences. Also add in a couple of quality photos as first impressions count for a lot.
Whilst the search option is workable, at times it can be a little more difficult to locate people based on specific details such as status or hobbies. Also, it can be said that results are also not always displayed in the best way possible and it’s necessary to click “next page” over and over rather than simply being able to skip through several pages at once.
In any event, users may search for other members by using some of the following criteria: gender, age range, location (by state/province/zip/city),, photos available, looking for, ethnicity and so on.
Upgrading to membership packages
Whilst it is possible to browse for free, basic members are relatively limited in what they can do. As a result many users upgrade to get full access to all features, and the costs are as follows:
- Standard upgrade is $29.99 per month
- Standard upgrade is $14.99 per month for 6 months
- Value plan is $17.99 per month for 6 months
Clearly, taking one of these longer packages can save a lot.
Prices and features are subject to change and for the most up to date information, it’s wise to contact the site directly. Payment can be made via major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Overall, OurTime is a well-known, well established site for seniors looking to find dates. However, in some ways, the features are not as extensive as some of its peers—yet it’s still possible to find that special person amongst the numerous members on site and the extensive access through this site’s sister sites.