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Dating for over 60s in the UK

Marie, 16 November 2022
Dating for over 60s in the UK

If you’re over 60 and looking to get into the online dating scene in the UK, Match is here to help and support you taking your first steps into the dating pool.

Dating over 60 never looked so good

OK, so you’re over 60 and looking to start dating in the UK. Good! Match is here to help. Whether you’re just having a look around or if you’re trying to find something serious, Match can help you find someone who really suits you, no matter what your age.

Dating over 60 doesn’t have to be dull and boring, it should be exciting, full of meeting new people and enjoying yourself. Finding joy by yourself is a lifelong journey and dating is no different, it’s an adventure that is ready and waiting for you to take the first step. Make meaningful connections, new friends and perhaps even start an inspiring new romance with us at Match.

Finding love after 60, especially if you’ve been out of the dating scene for a while, can be a little intimidating (or perhaps you’re ready to dive in headfirst!). What’s great is that there are some fantastic dating sites for seniors over 60, so it’s never been easier to connect with people and start dating at your own pace. What’s more, you’ve had some amazing life experiences and know yourself better than ever before, so your 60s are a great point to embark on your dating journey!

Meeting people in your day-to-day life can be tricky, and it’s totally normal to want companionship, so why not explore your options on Match, a service dedicated to connecting mature daters with a desire to form meaningful relationships.

Here at Match, we’ve helped thousands of people meet someone they really like, so what’re you waiting for?!

How do I know if I’m ready to start online dating?

Whether you’ve been on the online dating scene for a while or are just getting back out there, think about what you want from dating and what you would want from a prospective partner. Dating when you’re a little older can be so worthwhile, but it’s also a little scary. There’s no need to worry, though, Match is a safe space for you to meet like-minded people and start your over 60s dating journey whenever and however you want.

Some of our members may have dealt with a bereavement or a breakdown of a previous relationship, so it’s really important to make sure you’re ready to start building meaningful relationships. Once you’re there, jumping back into 60+ dating can be great fun! Everyone deserves a rich dating story and the chance to connect with others who share their interests and values. It’s our time to love life together.

Here at Match, you can filter potential matches based on the criteria that truly matter to you. Perhaps you’d like to meet an interesting person who shares your love of reading, or perhaps you like staying active and want to meet someone who enjoys going on walks in nature. Searching based on your interests is a great way to find people you are compatible with and spend quality time with people over the things you love. You can also filter based on religion should you wish to meet someone who shares your religious values.

We also host Match nights to meet singles over 60 in your area if messaging and online dating isn’t for you. They are a great and natural way to connect with new people and enjoy dating over 60.

Some tips and tricks for online dating over 60

Here are a few of our top tips to get you in the right place for online dating over 60. They’re helpful if you’ve never tried using a dating app or site before, or if you feel you could use a little guidance.

  • Create your profile

Start by creating a profile that lets people get to know a bit about you. Think about what you like to do, what values are important to you, and what you’re looking for in a relationship. The best profiles are honest and authentic – just be yourself! Profiles with photos get the most interest. Add a recent photo of yourself where you’re smiling and open. And remember, dating is fun, so a sprinkling of humour goes a long way!

  • Search for like-minded older singles

Now it’s time to start browsing the site! You can search for people with similar hobbies, values, and life experiences – whatever it is that you’re looking for in your special someone! There are lots of interesting men and women on Match who just might brighten up your days. What’s more, you can search by location, so you don’t have to go far to start your dating journey.

  • Send your first message

Once you’ve found someone who you’d like to talk to, you’re ready to reach out. Take your time and respect your potential date’s pace, too. Our top tip for composing your first message is to ask them about something on their profile that drew you to them. Open-ended questions work best in leading to natural, flowing conversation. It’s important to get to know each other a little before you decide to have a phone call, video conversation (one of the Match features) or decide to meet in person.

  • Arrange a date!

Once you’ve got to know someone, you may decide it’s time to meet in person. What you do is totally up to you! Is there a restaurant you particularly like or an exhibition you’ve been dying to see? Ask your new match if they’d like to join you! It could be the beginning of a wonderful dating journey.

  • Stay safe

Match members tend to be very trustworthy, but it’s still essential you think about your personal safety when connecting with people online. Be careful with what information you share, especially personal details early on, and never send money to anyone you’ve met online. If you decide to meet in person, a first date in a public place is always a good idea too!

Match is here to help if you’re looking to date over 60s

Join Match today. Registering is free! So have a look around near you and find someone who really suits you, no matter what age you are.

1.6M people have already met their partner on Match.* Could you be next? Start now your own story!