About Buzz50 senior dating - Free to join over 50 dating for seniors site
Senior dating can be great fun! With over 3 million members and more joining every day you can be confident that you will find your perfect partner here.
With what must be the very best dating search system for seniors over 50 you are sure to meet your perfect match with us!
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Many senior dating over 50 sites promise love and perfect matches, here at Buzz50 Senior Dating we try to focus on you and help you to start new relationships with like minded people. Senior dating has become more popular recently as the 'stigma' has slowly disappeared and more of us are happy to admit that we met online and even that we are searching online for a possible partner. Update November 2017: Dating for seniors over 50 is one of the fastest growing areas on The Net and is quickly becoming one of the areas where the most money is spent! Update 28th November 2017: The latest figures for the US predict that over $30 billion will be spent on online dating during 2017! The UK forecast for spend on online dating is £5.89 billion. 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.
Click here to see a YouTube video about joining a dating site.
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! I might even give your dating site a go Mike!
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!
Comment: Jack Spratt 29th November 2017: Hi Mike, I did join and have met a few people and things are looking good so far but nothing 'solid' yet. I have heard of people who use a dating site as a way of meeting casual friens and dinner dates! I will definitely continue to search, message and match as you say and let's see how things go ;)
Free senior dating over 50 sites
One of the most searched for words that go with dating is free. I bet that you are not surprised at hearing this but why do we want something that is so important to be free? Is it that we feel that we shouldn't pay for love or that everything in life should be free? 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? I mean searching for free dating. 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? 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!
Added 04/12/2017: The free dating sites seem to be falling by the wayside and this seems to be for a number of reasons. Most of them are finding that they cannot survive from the advertising around the sites which is not surprising as they nearly all we advertising paid for dating sites! 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: Jan 20th August 2017: I found Plenty Of Fish to be quite good but you are bombarded with adverts, some of which are for very tasteless dating sites! Free it may be but you pay for 'freeness' in other ways! I haven't joined this Buzz50 dating site yet but I may give it a try now.
Reply: Mike Barrett 21st August 2017: Please do join as it is free to join and use in most areas so you can see if there are matches for you before taking out a subscription. Free dating sites have their place but I have never got on with them. Dating for seniors has become really popular and a lot of sites are claiming to be free dating sites until you actually want to meet!
Comment: Peter Wilkes 22nd August 2017: Nothing is free! I am probably one of the lucky ones as the people that I have met on dating sites have been great. I do stick to the well known dating sites and only use paid sites for the reasons Mike says above.
Christmas Dating is one of the best times of the year for seniors over 50
Christmas is almost upon us and Mila and I can already see a sharp increase in the number of new members joining Buzz50 Dating! You probably already know that Mila and I met in late November 2011 and that one of our first meetings was at the Birmingham German Christmas Market.
So, if you want to enjoy Christmas in the company of that 'special one' then come along and join Mila, Mike and literally millions of other singles at Buzz50.co.uk Dating. Joining Buzz50 Dating is ever so simple, unlike most other dating sites, you only need to give what details you want, not what the site demands. Once you have joined then your Christmas searching for that perfect partner can begin! Many people, particularly at this time of year like to make casual acquaintances, meeting up for a day out, maybe a coffee or even a shopping trip. Now how seasonal is that! One interesting statistic is that a higher number of dates over the Christmas period result in long term relationships. This may be because more serious daters are tempted into the online dating system at this time of year rather than those simply looking for casual relationships. So if you are looking for something serious then maybe now is the time for you! Being on your own over the festive season can be a little disappointing to say the least and so many singles turn to online dating sites for companionship and friendship, even if they are not looking for a serious or more permanent partner. There is nothing wrong with using a dating site for casual friendship encounters as long as you make this clear from the outset. Casual friendships often do turn into more serious relationships and so as long as both you and your dating partners realise this then this can be a great way of banishing loneliness at this time of the year.
Success in dating over 50 depends on the words you use!
A new study shows us the true power of 'love'. The word that is, not the emotion or feeling.
Match.com has conducted a survey on the best words to use on your dating profile if you really want to be a successful dater. Top of the list are words like love, fun, friends, laugh and family whereas you should avoid money, past, marriage, divorce and split. All to obvious you may think but may online daters simply pour out their emotions when completing their profile without understanding the real effect that their words have on their prospective dates.
One piece of advice is to list out some profiles which attract you and see if you can work out what words are common between them. Great photos are at the heart of a successful dating profile and so if you can couple those with some attracting words then you may be off to a good start!
Comment: Dave Pearson 26th November 2017: I have changed lots of the words on my profile after reading this and will report back here after a week or two. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating as they say!
Reply: Mike Barrett 27th November 2017: It will be really interesting to get your real life report about this subject Dave! I feel confident that what you write in your dating profile does have a big influence on your visitors, along with your photos of course.
Dating older partners over 50
A dating guru has urged people not to date people who are considerably older than themselves as an easy get-out. Don’t give up too easily says Mona Chalabi.
Many of us will know couples where there is a big age differences and in many cases these relationships are working really well. What Mila and I have said on many occasions is that it is not a good idea to introduce unnecessary hurdles into what is always a difficult proposition, finding a perfect partner or mate.
So perhaps the answer is to actively search for partners in your age range first and to exhaust all the possibilities before giving up and going for an older guy or woman.
Online dating can be great fun and searching is one of the best parts. Added by Mike 16th October 2017: I have had quite a few messages saying that age does not matter at all in dating and that I should not have written or published this article. I stand by its contents and still firmly believe that it is better to find a dating partner of your own or a similar age if at all possible. the Buzz50 Dating site does have a great search system which of course includes age range so YOU can decide for yourselves anyway.
Comment: Jenny Wilson 17th October 2017: My late husband was nearly 15 years my senior and although we had a fantastic relationship there were many areas where our age difference showed. Music was one, there were very few artists or groups who we both liked which was a shame. They weren't deal breaking problems but they did upset the normal day to day life so if there is a next time to date then I will probably try to find a partner closer to my own age. I like the idea of being able to specify an age range in my searches.
Reply: Mike Barrett 22nd October 2017: Great comments Jenny and yes, being able to search for your dating partner by age range is a great thing.
Comment: Bill Bryson 31st October 2017: I must agree with this article and the age search options, they are very good. I had a girlfreind who I met on a dating site, not Buzz50, who was 15 years my junior. Never again! We had very little in common and I welcome the idea of being able to choose your own age range, something that is realy important for us seniors dating.
Reply: Mike Barrett 23rd November 2017: I have seen couples with wider age differences who do seem to make a go of it but they are under more pressure than your average couple. 14 months between Mila and I and it seems to be working very well; so far!
Searching for love over 50 and dates can be fun and easy
You may have joined one of the many senior dating sites for over 50s that claim to be able to match you up with a perfect partner using fancy alogorithms run on their computers. personally I have never had much luck with them and believe this sort of sytem to be a thing of the past and a bit of a gimmick introduced in the early days of computer dating. the new search system on the Buzz50 Dating site is very easy to use, fun and intuitive. As well as putting you in control of who and what you are looking for it also then does give you suggestions as well. Searching can be done using all sorts of filters, including, age, build, location and loads of others. If you are looking for the partner, lover or companion of your dreams then with any luck you will have a good idea of what characterisics they will and won't have and will enjoy your searches for a great date! Try it out here at Buzz50 Dating. Be the dating site searcher and not the searched!
Comment: Dave Patterson 23rd September 2017: I have been a member of what I beleive to be the biggest UK Dating site for just over a year now and I know what you mean about 'fancy alogorithms'! A large number of my computer generated matches just don't suit me at all but I can see whay the computer matched them. I have tried out your search here and believe it to be a refreshing step backwards where it puts the searcher back in control of their destiny. Well done Buzz50 dating!
Reply: Mike Barrett 3rd November 2017; Late in replying - sorry! Yes Dave, I agree that being in control of dating searches is much more rewarding and in my experience, successful
Comment: Dave Patterson 22nd November 2017: Thanks for the reply and the email Mike, great to be able to speak directly to the bossman of a dating site as I have found this almost impossible with other sites unless they are wanting me to pay something! I have actually met a few candidates through this/your site since my first message and an regularly meeting up with one rather special person. i will keep you updated, watch this space as they say!
Looking for love over 50
If you are looking for love and you are over 50 then you have found an ideal place to start your search. Probably the best thing about Buzz50 is that we are owned and run by over 50s who really know what they are talking about. Online dating over 50 is becoming increasingly popular and it can be hard to decide which site to join and how to go about your first dating experiences. Here at Buzz50 we hold your hand every step of the way if that is what you want. Mila and Mike are experienced daters and also have the help, advice, support and tips from thousands of members who are only too eager to help other seniors in the dating game. If you would like to dip your toes in the dating pond and see if there are fish for you then please do come along and join us at https://buzz50.co.uk/.
Comment: Gill Stokes 9th August 2017: Is it better to join an over 50s dating site or an all ages dating site?
Reply: Mike Barrett 11th August 2017: I would say a dedicated over 50s, seniors site like Buzz50 Dating is a better bet as you are far more likely to find a partner your own age. Mila and I are great advocates of dating within your own age range if you want to find real love. Love can be hard work enough without adding in the problems that age differences can bring. Saying that, some age difference relationships work very well but they are rare.
Comment: Gill Stokes 19th August 2017: I joined the Buzz50 dating site after reading this but was surprised to see that there are a number of people under the age of 50 on the site. Are people under 50 allowed to join?
Reply: Mike Barrett 24th August 2017: Yes, younger people can join as there are many over 50s who are looking for younger partners, both men and women. the Buzz50 Social site is limited strictly to 50 years and older.
Dating is more fun as you get older
Researchers have discovered what we older people have known for years; dating is more fun as you get older! The study was carried out using 2 groups of 1,000. The first group was of people under the age of 50 and the second group, 50 years and older. The study found that the older group had more confidence and less self-doubt than the younger group, which made them more receptive to the online dating scene, more relaxed and happier in their dating experiences. The over 50s group were far more interested in finding a genuine friend and companion and less interested in the monetary status and looks of their partners than the younger group. Dating for seniors over 50 is experiencing a boom at the moment, something that we can confirm here at Buzz50 dating. If you happen to be in the over 50s age group then now is a great time to join a dating site such as Buzz50 because you will find many other like-minded members to date with
Comment: Dave Chapman 5th September 2017: I am one of the few who used dating services in the 1970s and I can say that I am definitely more comfortable nowadays with online dating and am happy to tell my friends that I am using online dating.
Reply: Mike Barrett 5th November 2017: I haven't dated for a few years now (I found my lovely Mila here on Buzz50 Dating) but I would wholeheartedly agree with Dave and this article. Dating is definitely more fun as you get older!
How to get replies to your dating messages
Sending your first dating message can be daunting but there is help and advice available.
Your first message is really important because if it does not get a reply then that dating match may be over before it has even begun.
Incredible as it may sound, there are certain words which light up a person’s mind and will almost guarantee a reply. Words such as 'beautiful.' 'pretty,' 'gorgeous,' 'handsome,' 'cute,' 'nice,' and 'smile' are some which have proved to work. Yes, it really can be that simple.
Starting your message with a compliment to your prospective partner is a sure-fire winner. No need to gush, just a polite and to the point statement of something that you like about that person will almost guarantee a reply.
Having opened up with your compliment, using one of the magic words, keep the rest of your message brief and openly ask for a reply.
Make sure that you send at least 4 messages a day, more if you can. Don’t be put off if you don’t get replies straight away as many of those who you write to may not log in for a few days, especially if they lead busy and exciting lives.
Being a senior dating over 50 can be really rewarding and great fun, especially if you do the right things and put a little work into your dating project. As they say, ‘you only get out what you put in’!
Comment: Dave Wilkes 6th July 2017: I have found that dating sites charge you to send messages; is this fair?
Reply: Mike Barrett 23rd August 2017: Sorry for the late reply. It depends what you mean by fair. Sites like Buzz50 dating allow you to send messages to your dates but then you need a subscription to be able to receive replies. Dating sites can cost a lot to run properly and the subscription system ensures that there is enough income to keep the site running safely and smoothly.
Comment: Dave Chapman 25th August 2017: I find that I only get about one reply for every 10 messages that i send out. Is this normal for a dating site of is it just me?
Reply: Mike Barrett 7th September 2017: I would say that this is about right Dave. A lot of people who join dating sites don't come back so it becomes a bit of a numbers game. It just means that you have to send a lot more messages!
Would you date someone of a widely different age?
We are seeing more and more online dating between couples who have a big age difference. Would you consider dating someone a lot older or younger than yourself?
One of the great things about online dating is that you can search using your own criteria, so if you would prefer an older or younger partner then you can say that.
Searching can be done by an age range, so you can, for example, choose an age range of 40 to 55. If you find a 40-year-old and message him or her then it is up to them to reply if they want to.
There are many other criteria on which you can search. For example, on the Buzz50 Dating site you can search on Build, Children, Drinker, Education, Ethnic origin, Facial hair, Hair colour, Hair length, Height, Income, Interests, Marital status, Online now, Religion, Smoker, Vegetarian and Location as well as age difference.
So if you are a senior over 50 and know who you are looking for by age range or any other criteria then come along to Buzz50 Dating and give us a try.
Comment: Dave Blackwell 28th August 2017: My wife is 10 years older than me. We met on a dating site around 12 years ago and I can honestly say that the age difference hasn't caused us any problems, yet!
Reply: Mike Barrett 16th November 2017: Great news Dave and I also know plenty of daters who have big age differences. The Buzz50 Dating site does at least give you the free choice of what age range you would like to date so you have the final say; as long as people reply to your messages of course!
Free Dating sites vs paid for
Some dating sites for seniors over 50 are offered ‘free’ whereas others have a subscription charge if you want to progress but which should you go for?
The first thing to realise is that in this life nothing is for free, so where is the catch with the free dating sites? One of the problems is that if the site owners aren’t getting an income from members then corners are likely to be cut. The biggest savings can be in wages as the paid for sites like Buzz50 Dating have a team of professionals looking after members and weeding out the scammers. Free sites are often supported by adverts which can be annoying and often led to paid for dating sites!
One of the great benefits of a paid for dating site is that you can be more confident that the members are genuine as they have had to give credit details to pay their subscription. this, coupled with the professional support that the paid for sites offer should be enough to persuade you that they are the best option.
Comment: Peter Beresford 25th June 2017: How much are the subscription charges on the Buzz50 Dating site?
Reply: Mike 26th June 2017: Subscription charges start from just £10 a month which I believe is about the cheapest you can get for a proper site.
Reply: Peter Beresford 30th June 2017: What about free dating sites? I have heard good and bad reports about them.
Reply: Mike 1st July 2017: There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a free dating site. Paid for sites ask for your credit or debit card details so it is less likely that scammers will join. The revenue gained by paid for sites funds support teams who can help you to have a better and safer dating experience.
Dating for seniors over 50 – How to succeed
If you are a senior over 50 and new to the dating online scene or even a seasoned dater who really wants to know how to succeed then we have some, if not all of the answers here for you.
The first must is to actually join a dating site! over 64% of those who are interested in online dating have never even joined a site. Taking that first step can be daunting but with a site like Buzz50 where you have one to one support from either Mila or Mike then you should find things a lot easier.
Once you have joined then you can consider that you have attempted and successfully jumped the first and main hurdle, now the easier steps begin.
Photos tell a thousand words and your profile photos can mean even more than that on a dating site. Take Mila’s advice and use a few recent photos, including a full length shot if at all possible. Please don’t fall into the trap of believing that your ‘best’ photo happens to be one from quite a few years ago! Remember, you will hopefully be meeting the viewer of your photos quite soon and you would be better to impress rather than disappoint them!
The next hurdle to jump is a little easier and this is where you complete your profile. Be honest but don’t overdo it. Keep away from personal problems and past relationships. Talk about who you are and what you are looking for rather than what you once were. Live in the present and not the past.
Now comes the hurdle that most avoid; making the first moves and contacting others. Do not sit on the sideline and wait for your profile to do the talking. get out there and search for what You want and be fussy! At least 3 messages a day to start with should get some sort of response but keep at it, every single day.
Simply by following these simple steps you will be sure to succeed in online dating over 50.
Comment: Jane Stephenson 22nd June 2017: Can I use an older photo if I don't have it as my main dating profile?
Reply: Mike 23rd June 2017: I would say that one photo that is older should be ok as the profile viewer would be able to see from the other photos how you look now. If you have a chance to add a title or a comment then something like 'Me a few years ago at my mum's birthday party' would explain the use of it.
Reply: Paul Oakes 2nd July 2017: I have often seen it said that a full length photo is the best to use rather than a head and shoulders portrait. Any comments?
When is the best time to start online dating for seniors over 50?
If you are thinking about looking for a new close friend, soulmate or even a partner then when is the best time to join an online dating site? Some would say anytime but others would say do your homework and preparation first, before jumping in feet-first and maybe floundering and possibly regretting that you started. The first thing that you need to do is to choose a reputable dating site which has plenty of members in your own area. You don’t need to look too far as our own Buzz5.co.uk Dating Site for seniors over 50 has members all over the world including the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada and Australia so you are sure to find plenty of candidates in your own area.
Before joining it is a good idea to set out what you are looking for and writing down just what you want out of your new partner. Then get a few recent photos together, write out a brief resume and you are ready to go!
Comment: Leonard Davies 20th November 2017: I have joined quite a few dating sites that are for seniors or over 50s but have yet to find onw which has many members in my own area.
What is the most important thing for you in a new partner?
We are all looking for Mr or Mrs Right but just what is the most important characteristic that you look for in a new partner?
Maybe a sense of humour, honesty, looks or good health?
Does it have to be a combination of good points or will a few important ones be enough for you?
What are the no-no’s in your ideal person? Are they the opposite of your needs or something else?
Comment: Jackie McDowell 18th November 2017: Honesty! It is as simple as that for me. I have found so many men who on the surface are perfect but once I've got to know them found out that they are far from honest and not who they appeared to be or claimed to be. I now trust my instincts and take the advice that I have read elsewhere here on this site which is to do the searching myself rather than wating to 'be found'. My 5th and 6th senses tell me who to avoid. Online dating is great if you take control yourself ;)
Reply: Mike Barrett 19th November 2017: I completely agree with you Jackie and it is refreshing to see just how many daters are honest as long as you can weed out the 'bad-uns'! Doing the searching yourself is a great way to start to get round this.
Summer is nearly here and we need to get ready with our new dating photos
Now is the time to get ready with your new photo or even photos to enhance your dating profile.
First and foremost is that your photo should be a recent one. Years old photos just don't cut it in this day and age. There are so many stories of couple meeting for the first time only to get off on the wrong foot. Imagine the disappointment that your partner will feel when they see an older version of the picture they have been looking forward to meeting.
Try not to use a selfie, they look like selfies and make you look like a loner. Ask a friend to take a photo, ideally outdoors and not just a portrait. Full body is good but at least more than head and shoulders and ideally with an interesting background.
If you must use a group photo then not as your main photo and make sure that it is obvious which one you are no more disappointments!
So, summer is on the way and so are your fresh new photos and your fresh new dates!
Over 50 dating for seniors just got a whole lot better
Never has the dating scene been better for us over 50s than it is at the moment. There are so many dating sites all around the world dedicated to we seniors and many of them are doing a really good job. You will, I hope, excuse Mila and I for plugging our own buzz50.co.uk site, partly because that is where we met and mostly because we truly believe it to be the best. As well as the amazing support teams that run the Buzz50 dating site, you also have the one on one support of Mila and I if you choose to use it, and that advice and help is completely free! Please contact either of us on [email protected] or [email protected] or even mikebuzz50 on Skype if you prefer. We are here to help you on your dating journey and we love what we do :)
Does the hot weather make you ‘Hot to Date’?
The current mini heatwave here in the UK seems to be having a dramatic effect on the number of new members that we are getting on our Buzz50 Dating site for seniors over 50. This makes me wonder, does the hot weather make us Hot to Date?
People seem to be walking around with an extra spring in their step and are donning their bright summer clothes. Maybe it is the knowledge that summer is on the way and days out are here that makes us want to meet up with that someone special who we could share them with.
The bright days and longer evenings make it so much easier to meet up and offer us a much wider range of ideas of where and how to meet. The local park, the seaside if it is near enough or even a stroll around a town or village can be a great way to make that first meeting.
Enjoy the weather, join Buzz50 Dating and get out and about with a new friend today!
Comment: Fay Sterney 2nd December 2017: It is Winter here now in the UK and I want a man to cuddle up to on the cold evenings. I am not prepared to wait until Spring or Summer 2018 to start my dating!
Words to avoid on your dating profile
We all know that what you write in your dating profile is second only in importance to your dating photos but did you know that there are certain words you should avoid? Women and men are different; you probably already knew that and so are the words they should avoid.
For women, the words to avoid include shy, trustworthy and happy; they should apparently be replaced with sexy, honest and confident. Nice and content women do not do well on dating sites or so it seems!
Men should generally avoid being vain or using such words a handsome to describe themselves. They should let women be the judge of that themselves! Words to avoid are happy, curvy and shy which should be replaced with Intelligent, honest, humorous and confident.
Comment: Ferne McCaskill 21st November 2017: Where do sites get these ideas from about what words should be avoided on a dating profile? Do they really go on to dating sites, read all the profiles and somehow find out how successful those people have been in finding a suitable partner?
How recent is your dating photo?
When did you take your online dating photo? Last week, last month, last year or even the last century?
Having an up to date profile photo is really important and can make or break your dating experience.
There are many ways of getting your photo just right and here are a few tips.
First of all, make sure that the photo is recent. there is nothing quite as bad as going to meet your date for the first time, knowing that he or she is expecting a likeness of you 10 years older
Next, try not to have your main photo with more than one person in it, even if you are the better looking one! Ideally, a full body shot, clothed should be included, even if it is not the first one.
Selfies can work but if the camera or phone is too close they your image will be distorted and not good. Try and get a friend to take one for you.
If you do crop one out of a group photo then please don’t leave yourself as a tall, thin, unwanted partner!
Good quality recent photos will make all the difference to your online dating journey, so do your best to get them right.
Click here to see a YouTube video about dating photos and avatars.
How to join a senior dating site
Joining a senior dating site for over 50s can be easy and fun if you know how.
In this video, Mike from Buzz50 Dating explains how.
Below you will see a similar YouTube Dating video
Choosing and uploading a photo
Your dating photo or 'avatar' is the first and maybe the only thing that
visitors may see about you so this video gives you valuable tips and advice.
There is a YouTube version below about dating photos