Best online dating for over 50


25-Sep-2016 08:18

The good news is that this Buzz50 dating site is completely free to join, search, match and message so it won't cost you a penny until you are sure that it is for you.Now is a great time of the year to start online dating over 50, so scroll up the page and give it a go!Most of us would agree with the saying 'You only get what you pay for' so do we expect low quality love if we are only prepared to pay nothing?I suspect that the answer to that is a resounding 'No' so why do we keep doing it? Free can be be good if you are really lucky but do you want to gamble with love, especially as it may be your last chance for it?Many daters join a site for free and never take out a subscription; those that do pay, on average, £28 a month.Dating sites vary widely in their charges and in what they offer in return.Update 28th November 2017: The latest figures for the US predict that over billion will be spent on online dating during 2017!The UK forecast for spend on online dating is £5.89 billion.

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Is it that we feel that we shouldn't pay for love or that everything in life should be free?

I was once chatting to a friend who had recently embarked on online dating and the way he put it was this: She said how she would spend so much a month on her gym subscription, so much on Sky and so on, I forget the other leisure things she was paying for.

She then said how foolish it would be to expect to get the best from a free dating site when there were other, more professional and safer ones that cost less than any one of her other subscriptions!

The other main reason is that romance scammers are getting much wiser and more 'professional' so dating sites need a much more effective and highly trained support team which the free dating sites simply cannot afford.

We all like to get things for free but with something as important as your love, future and security, it seems it is worth paying a little.

Comment: Jack Spratt 8th November 2017: Great to see a video done by the owner or runner of a site rather than a faceless agency! Reply: Mike Barrett 9th November 2017: I hope that you do join the dating site Jack and this is a very interesting name that you have; Jack Spratt!