In a Nutshell
- Free membership option
- Browse singles who are in your age group
- Variety of communication tools
- Smaller membership base than other dating sites
- No mobile app
- No customer support by phone
When signing up to SilverSingles, you’ll be asked to fill out an in-depth questionnaire that includes questions about your personality and qualities that you find attractive/unattractive in a mate. The questions that you fill out about yourself will combine to create your profile, which consists of your name, physical appearance, occupation, education, relationship status, children, children at home, religion, smoking/drinking activity, and ethnicity.
Members can also fill out a “Fun Facts” section, define their “ideal match,” and post a photo. Generally, the more information you include, the more matches you are likely to find. Specifically, profiles with photos are more likely to be responded to than profiles without photos.
When signing up, you can define the type of relationship you’re looking for: straight, gay, or lesbian. You can also choose from the following relationship options: dating, friends, long-term, marriage, and penpal. Of course, you can edit your profile information at any time
Once registered, you can search for other members based on a number of factors:
- Profile information (including age, location, height, physical appearance, etc.)
- Who is online
- New members
- Members who have viewed you
- Members who have sent you an e-card
Members of SilverSingles—free or paying—can view the profiles of other members, browse photo personals and a photo gallery. However, only paying members can communicate with each other. They can do this through a variety of options: chat rooms, message boards, live chat, private messaging, anonymous private messaging, ecards, and smiles.
If you’re not sure whether you want to pay for a monthly subscription to SilverSingles, a good option is to start by signing up for free. As a free member, you can still look at other members’ profiles, you just can’t communicate with them. If you see that the site has lots of potential to help you find who you’re looking for, you can then choose the subscription plan that best suits your needs.
Safety & Security
SilverSingles uses industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) encryption technology to ensure that every member’s financial information is 100% secure. SSL encryption is the same technology used by banks and online financial institutions, so members can rest assured that their payment information is safe.
As for the users themselves, SilverSingles sends a verification email to every new user that signs up in order to maintain the integrity of the site and avoid people who might try to scam the system. It also utilizes a Fraud Detection System to protect members’ personal information.
SilverSingles understands that signing up to a dating site may be a sensitive subject for some people, and thus, the site guarantees not to reveal any personal data to third parties or other members. Practically speaking, this means that if member X emails the SilverSingles support team and asks for member Y’s email address, that information will not be given out.
SilverSingles offers both free and paid membership—but if you’re serious about finding a partner, the paid option is better, since this option allows you to communicate with other members.
Help & Support
Members and non-members alike can contact SilverSingles via in-site messaging, fax, or snail mail. While the customer support team may not be as available as one might like, the site runs fairly smoothly so that most users don’t actually need to contact them. Also, the site has a helpful FAQ page that has information about setting up your profile and free membership.
SilverSingles is an appropriate resource for people who are over 50 and looking to create meaningful relationships. With both a free and paid option, users can do whatever feels most comfortable for them, and with numerous communication tools, it’s easier than ever for members to connect with one another.