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Ourtime Review

Overview

With over 1.4 million visitors each month, OurTime is proof that singles over 50 can find love and companionship online. Dedicated to 50+ singles, the website is simple and easy to navigate. OurTime offers a targeted matchmaking system which connects users with similar interests for all types of relationships. Whether new to online dating or just searching for a new site, OurTime is worth checking out.

Pros

  • Dedicated to singles over 50
  • User friendly site

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Ads on site

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Signup Process & Profile Building

It only requires a few minutes to sign up for OurTime and begin browsing potential dates. The process is straightforward and additional information can always be added later on.

Users are required to select a gender and the gender they are seeking, select a location, choose a username, password, and enter a valid email address. That is all of the mandatory information required by OurTime in order to begin using the site.

All additional sections of the profile are optional. The details you provide will help OurTime match you more effectively.

The optional sections include:

  • Photos: Choose to upload up to 30 pictures. The photos can be imported directly through Facebook. Users can choose to add captions. Profiles with photos get 10 times more attention.
  • About You: Fill in an open ended “About You” section with a few sentences about yourself. This can always be changed later. Additionally, provide answers to questions on the type of relationship you are seeking, education, religion, appearance, income, occupation, where you grew up, political affiliation, ethnicity, and more.
  • Ideal Partner: Complete an open ended question about what you’re looking for in a partner. You can also choose to add more info about yourself or your ideal partner in another open ended section.
  • Personality: Answer 7 questions about your personality. The questions range from “How romantic are you?” to “How punctual are you?” and “How much do you enjoy live theater?”
  • Interests: Pick 3 top interests from a list of suggestions. OurTime functions with a search facility using keywords and you are more likely to be approached by the right kind of people if they know your interests.
  • Message Ideas: Choose up to 4 questions that people interested in you can answer when they send you a message. Questions include: Do you like the outdoors? Describe four of your main goals in life. What is your favorite book? If you could go anywhere where would you go? etc.

By allowing users to decide how much or how little information they want to share, OurTime is able to cater to all kinds of online daters. Still, it is important to remember that the more information you share about yourself and your ideal partner, the more meaningful your dating experience will be.

Prices

Users are welcome to sign up for OurTime for free and can even create a profile and browse others. However, in order to communicate with other members, you will need to subscribe.

The pricing is as follows:

DurationPrice per month
6 Months$17.96
1 Month$29.96

 

The additional purchase of tokens can be used to gain access to the following features:

  • Virtual gifts
  • PromoteMe
  • NotifyMe
  • MatchMe

Matchmaking & Search Functions

Whether you like receiving suggested matches in your inbox or searching for potential matches yourself, OurTime has the answer.

Daily Matches: 

Users can let OurTime’s algorithm do the matching, based on the personal information submitted. The site sends users suitable matches on a daily basis. Users can then mark “yes” or “no” to announce whether they are interested in the match or not. Subscribed users can communicate with these matches right away.

Any profile you have marked “yes” is conveniently saved in a section called “My Yes Votes.” There, you can see the date you marked “yes” and have the option to message the match, save for later or send a flirt.

Search: 

If you prefer to take matters into your own hand, then you can conduct a manual search. The standard search allows you to build a general picture of the possibilities, searching via broad categories. These include age, location and whether you want to see profiles without pictures or not.

Users can expand the search to much more specific terms by selecting “more.” Here users can search by: height, type of relationship, status, ethnicity, smoking or non-smoking, appearance, children, religion, zodiac and more.

There is also the option to search by users currently online, with the only filter being age. Finally, there is a keyword search. The keyword search is first filtered by age, location and of course keyword. Users can choose keywords themselves or choose from suggestions including travel, sense of humor, dining out, and more.

Features

OurTime offers helpful features, especially useful to singles over 50 who may be new to the online dating scene. The signup is interactive, with explanations and examples of what to do throughout the process. The “About You” section for example, offers suggested text.

Communication

Subscribed users can communicate with other users according to personal preference. Choose from private message, instant chat, a suggestive ‘flirt’, video and more. One of the great advantages to using OurTime is the ability to stay in your own comfort zone, whatever that may be.

Matches

Daily matches can be viewed by profile with the option to send a message or a flirt. At the bottom of a match’s profile is a “you may also like” section. Here, OurTime offers users’ profiles similar to the one you are currently viewing.

Special Features

Here are a few of OurTime’s most notable features, all available for purchase with coins:

  1. MatchMe: Are you feeling shy about making the first move? The MatchMe feature will place you in someone’s daily matches so you can see if they’re interested in you before making a move.
  2. NotifyMe: The NotifyMe feature sends you notifications when someone you’ve selected logs on to the site. The other person will be notified that you’re waiting for them.
  3. PromoteMe: Promoted users on OurTime receive 50 times more profile views and 10 times more messages.

Live Events

OurTime offers a wide variety of live events where singles over 50 can meet in a group setting. Events range from standard dating events to tennis lessons, indoor skydiving and webinars.

Online Magazine

Users will also enjoy the online magazine, which provides overall dating advice, plus specific tips on how to make your profile stand out and other useful topics.

Overall, OurTime is a user-friendly and easy to navigate site. Many of the features offered have explanations attached to them, making it quite easy to understand how best to use them.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is taken seriously at OurTime. In the help and advice section, users can find a comprehensive list of safe dating tips to follow to ensure protection both on and offline. Be sure to read this thoroughly if this is your first time trying online dating. If you find another user bothersome or threatening, you can easily block them or report them to site administrators. You can even restrict those who view your profile according to age range or gender so that not just anyone can get in touch.

What Users are Saying

“I met lots of nice, fun men around my age through this site. In general I have been very pleased with the services, the site is easy to use and I am just waiting to meet that someone special.” - Sonia, May 18, 2017

“The site is ok. There are some young singles on the site and I don’t understand why.” - Francis, June 23, 2017

Help & Support

If you experience issues while using OurTime, begin by checking out the FAQ page where likely you will find an answer to your issue. Customer support can be contacted through an in-site form with a 48 hour turnaround time. If you prefer, there is a customer support team available Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM, Central Time: 1-866-727-8920.

Bottom Line

With plentiful features, innovative matchmaking and search functionality, OurTime is user-friendly site created specifically with singles over 50 in mind. Find love today with OurTime.

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