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SeniorPeopleMeet.com Dating Site Review

SeniorPeopleMeet.com Dating Site Review
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SeniorPeopleMeet.com is a dating website which targets the 50+ dating crowd. Read our Senior People Meet reviews from editors and readers.

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About Senior People Meet

SeniorPeopleMeet.com, which claims to be the “#1 Dating Community for Seniors”, is a niche dating site that is marketed towards people who are ages 55 and up. The domain was registered on February 13, 2003, and the earliest Internet Archive snapshot for the site is dated February 3, 2005. At first, Senior People Meet was for seniors “60+” and remained that way for several years. It is now part of the “OurTime.com Network” of dating sites which also includes seniorsmeet.com. Read our full review of OurTime.com here.

Profile Creation

When creating your profile, you will be asked basic such as hair color, height, eye color, marital status, kids, smoker, etc. This is followed by a place to add information about you and the person you seek. These sections are called “A little about me…” and “About the one I’m looking for…” You can then upload a photo or use one from your Facebook profile. There is also an option to “Make my photos available to the SeniorPeopleMeet.com extended network and search engines” which includes OurTime.com.

We set up a profile for a woman in her 50s using a brand new email address.

Requirements

  • Age – Although the website targets the 50+ crowd, users as young as 18 can sign up.
  • Single – The eligibility terms state, “You must also be single or separated from your spouse to use the Service. “
  • No felons – You cannot use the service if you are a convicted felon or registered sex offender.
  • Location – Apparently the service is not usable in some countries outside of the United States, but it is not clear which countries are restricted.

Screen Shot

Below is a screen shot of SeniorPeopleMeet.com, taken in October 2013:

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Logging in

Upon logging in, we were offered a “special offer” to upgrade our account, with a 10-minute timer counting down. Even after the countdown ended, the special offer price did not change. There were also 5 “instant match” notifications, and an ad for BabyBoomerPeopleMeet.com.

When choosing “Instant Match” you will be shown a random profile in your area, and you’ll be asked to decide if that person is a possible match. You must choose yes or no before seeing the next instant match.

How much does Senior People Meet cost?

Signing up and browsing are free, but if you attempt to contact another member, you’ll be taken to the “upgrade” page, where you will be given three choices for paid subscriptions:

  • $12.99 per month for 3 months  ($38.97)
  • $11.99 per month for 6 months ($71.94)
  • $29.99 per month, billed monthly
  • Billing is auto-renewing

We’ve had a few readers tell us that they had difficulties canceling the service. If you decide to sign up and plan to cancel your subscription, pay close attention to your bank statement and be vigilant in the cancellation process.

Searching

As of this writing, a search can include the following parameters: photos only, age range, zip code, marital status, ethnicity, relationship expectations, zodiac, smoking preference, height, general build, children, and religion.

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“I’m Interested” Feature

As with its sister website, OurTime, SeniorPeopleMeet offers an “I’m Interested” feature which allows the reader to scroll through profiles, and choose if the user is interested in the profile shown. If you select “yes,” the person will be sent a “flirt.”

We ran an “I’m Interested” search for men “of any age” near a zip code in Las Vegas zip. Some of the photos were clearly very old – including what looked like scanned images from the 1980s. Most men, even with the “any age” feature selected, were between 50 and 73 years old. A few of the profiles that appeared were women instead of men.

Fake Profiles

As with OurTime.com, we had the sense that a certain percentage of profiles we encountered on SeniorPeopleMeet.com were fake. Some of the bios had a generic feel to them, with many men listing activities uncommon to this part of the country, while many others also lacked photos indicative of this area. Although a small handful of profiles mentioned Las Vegas or included photos from the region, many profiles made no mention of a city, nor did their photos include any local landmarks.

As we previously speculated, a possible reason for having fake profiles could be to pad a small user base in order to give the impression that are more dating options on the site than really exist. A potential subscriber may, for example, be more apt to sign up for a site that includes more potential opportunities for dating.

One red flag is the bizarre wording of some of the bios. Some of the wording was so disjointed that it appeared to be written by a non-English speaker or perhaps created by a computer program. We saw such sentences as “play video games,quiet,reserve male.” or “I am a don’t smoke.”

The profiles that seemed legitimate (customized, mentioned our area, or gave specifics) did not contain this type of bizarre grammar.

Spam

While we first heard about the related website OurTime.com via internet and television ads, the first place we spotted SeniorPeopleMeet.com advertising is via the following spam in our email inbox.

Seniorpeoplemeet.com spam

This graphic arrived in a spam email to us in October 2013.

Google Trends History

The Google Trends graph below displays search interest in “seniorpeoplemeet” over time. It appears that interest peaked in October of 2011 before declining slightly and leveling off.

Bottom Line

SeniorPeopleMeet.com appears to have a mix of real and possibly fake profiles. Should you decide to sign up, pay careful attention to your bank statement. And because this website is associated with OurTime.com, please read our full review of that site along with many user comments.

Your Senior People Meet Reviews

Have you used SeniorPeopleMeet.com? Let us hear your experience in the comments below.

Updated January 17, 2015
Originally published October 2013

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