We Put OurTime Dating Service To The Test
OurTime’s free membership is useful for deciding if you want to use the senior dating service, but you’ll need a paid membership to communicate with matches. You can buy a one-month or six-month subscription to have access to these features:
Email, Chat and Instant Message: Get to know your matches better and arrange to meet in person via email or mobile messaging, and chat with members in the safety of OurTime’s online or mobile app.
Profile and Message Highlights: Highlight your profile and messages in bright yellow, so they stand out in searches and OurTime inboxes. Requires the Best Value plan.
Optional OutTime Dating Service Features
The following features help you get noticed or provide more convenience on OurTime’s platform. To use some of these features, you need to buy tokens which cost .99 cents for 25, up to $9.99 for 280 tokens. Other features are at an additional cost but we could not determine the actual price points using our free test account or other research.
Virtual Gifts: Send an image of a rose or another gift with your message to grab the recipient’s attention. Tokens: 10 to 75
MatchMe: Puts your profile into the match lineup for someone you want to meet to see if that person is interested. Tokens: 20
To test drive how well OurTime matches individuals, we created a profile for a 63-year-old woman, divorced for over 10 years, who was looking for someone to share both adventures and quiet time as she approached retirement. The profile resulted in 11 matches. Two men were strong possibilities, and two fell into the maybe category. The remaining choices were not matches for various reasons, primarily because their interests did not mesh well with those we listed.
Four out of 11 choices is a good average for matches and would provide enough options to explore. We felt our experience with OurTime senior dating service represented the results from a study done by Statista, where 74 percent of people age 55 and older using online or mobile dating apps felt very positive to neutral about their experience.
Askmen rated OurTime 8.2 out of 10 stars and DatingScout scores the senior dating service a 4 out of 5 stars. The ease of setting up a profile and OurTime getting over 7.7 million visits per month in the U.S. helped drive the high scores. SeniorDatingExpert’s recently updated review calls OurTime a solid senior dating service with 9.8 stars out of 10 stars, while reader ratings average 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Complaints we saw mentioned not liking having to buy tokens so frequently to boost their profile in searches. Some reviewers complained they received no matches, but given the large OurTime membership population, this could have been due to a technical or user error and is unlikely to have been an ongoing issue.
How does OurTime ensure only seniors sign up for the dating service? OurTime allows anyone over the age of 18 to sign up for an account with the assumption these members are interested in dating people over 50 years of age. Your preferences and search filters prevent a match if you are not interested in someone who is much younger than you are. Most members are over or close to retirement age.
Do I need a credit card to upgrade to a paid OurTime subscription? You have two options for paying for a subscription without a credit card. You can use PayPal or mail a check or money order.
Can I stop someone I don’t want to communicate with on OurTime from contacting me? Yes. Click the block button located on the member’s profile to stop them from communicating with you on OurTime.