Size of community
User interface quality
Cost and support
– Niche dating site for older persons
– Detailed tutorials and simple interface
– Free to create your profile
Mature Dating UK is a niche dating site created for those older and more seasoned people who are either searching for love, the warmth of friendship or a companion for life. It is a known fact that older people shy away from the idea of online dating, thinking it for “young people” or fearful of difficult interfaces and complicated technology. Mature Dating UK takes away all these obstacles through a straight-forward interface with step-by-step tutorials explaining how to make your way around the site and it also speeds up the process of finding someone perfect for you because everyone is within the age range that you’re looking at. On other dating sites, as there are members of a huge range of ages, you may have a smaller community of older people, making it difficult to find that special someone. There is also a space which features dating tips and lots of advice which is written with older people in mind. It is specific to the older generation which means it is more relevant and applicable.
Features and the Interface
The interface is simple and it is easy to understand how to navigate it even for the not-so-tech-savvy Internet users. It is an interface created with older people in mind. The detailed step-by-step tutorials allow you to learn how to use the various features effectively.
The “multi-flirt” feature allows you to to tick off all the members that catch your eye or seem interesting, choose which flirt you want to send them (such as a virtual box of chocolates, a cheeky wink or a hug) and send them all this selected flirt simultaneously. This saves a huge amount of time! The advanced search feature is really handy as it allows you to specify if you’re looking for friendship or love, the kind of build you prefer, location, hair colour, lifestyle, etc. You can take part in interesting polls and exciting singles events which allow you to meet the members you’ve been chatting to online in a safe, neutral environment. The text and video chat options are great features as they allow you to imitate real life conversation even if you’re far away from someone you’re interested in or a bit hesitant to meet up before knowing each other well enough. You can view who is online now and who was recently online.
Assistance is always on hand via live chat for quick and efficient assistance.
It is free to create your profile and browse profiles. Setting up your account doesn’t take more than a couple of minutes. You provide only very basic information and then verify your email. In order to benefit from features such as live chat and unlimited icebreakers every day, you need to have a paid subscription. Luckily, the fees are relatively cheap and won’t break the bank. Below are the paid membership fees:
• 3 day trial – £3.33 / day
• 1 month – £29.99 / month
• 3 months – £17.99 / month
• 6 months – £11.99 / month
• Free to create profile and browse profiles
• Dating tips and advice specific to seniors
• Regular singles events
• Quick sign up
• No personality matching