About Buzz50 over 50s dating - Free to join senior dating site for over 50s Daters
Senior dating over 50 can and should be great fun! With over 3 million members and more people joining every day you can be sure that you will find your perfect partner here on Buzz50 Dating.
With what must be the best dating search system for seniors over 50 you are sure to meet your perfect match with us! You are put in control of you future love-life, friends, lovers and more, not a faceless computer system.
Safe and secure dating is right at the top of our list here at Buzz50 so that you can date with confidence.
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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. Starting a new relationship when you are 50 or over is far more fun than it was the first-time round, believe us! Dating sites really do give us opportunities that we could only have dreamed of in the past and the ability to get what we want. Most dating sites try to match you up with your partner but the Buzz50 dating site unusually puts you in complete control, giving you the choice of deciding who you want to meet. Now isn't that refreshing? Starting on a dating journey for the first time since our youth can feel quite scary at first but knowing that you are not alone in your quest can help a lot. Mila and Mike from Buzz50 Dating are here to help you but only if you want it! They can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected] plus you can even speak to either of them in person on +447548 884288. Now what other dating site offers that sort of support? If you are new to online dating then please feel free to contact Mila and Mike for a friendly chat. You do not need to be a member of Buzz50 Dating to ask for help and advice! Mila and I are so please that we met on Buzz50 Dating and so proud of our dating site that we are more than happy to share our experiences and help others on their dating journey wherever and whenever we can! Most of the messages we get are from seniors over 50 who have never tried online dating before and so we are really keen to help them out. If you are at all unsure about who to date, how to date or which free dating site to join then please do get in touch. Dating over 50 can and should be great fun as well as useful and productive.
Now that we are over 50 we have so much more time for ourselves and for dating as well! For most of us our children have left and if we are unlucky enough to be on our own for whatever reason then online dating is a really great way to find new friends, a partner and maybe even a lover. Don't hold back and think about because you may then never take the plunge. Grab the bull by the horns and dive straight in.
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 friends and dinner dates! I will definitely continue to search, message and match as you say and let's see how things go ;)
Comment: Jack Spratt 28th March 2018: Just a dating 'update' from me. So far I have been on over 20 dates and many of them have been fruitful plus nearly all have been great fun. I am looking for a serious relationship but could be happy simply having interesting dates even if nothing came of them. I can now understand why some people use a dating site for making casual friends! I have also learned how to search properly and what to expect; it certainly is proving to be great fun for a very low outlay.
Reply: Mike Barrett 29th March 2018: Great to see a follow-up from you Jack, thanks. We continue to get great feedback from the Buzz50 Dating site with more and more members being relaxed about how they use the site to search for friends as well as lovers and even partners. Let us know how things progress please.
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. 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 rise of paid for or subscription dating sites in 2018 has gone a long way to combat the so called Romance Scammers who are understandably reluctant to subscribe as they have to give bank or card details which means that they can be traced, exposed and hopefully prosecuted. The professional subscription dating sites such as our own Buzz50 Dating can afford to employ a team of support staff who also weed out and ban the scammers, making the dating experience both safer and much more enjoyable. Many of our members do also try the 'free' dating sites and one of the many lovely things about what Mila and I do is that we get a lot of messages and emails from members and daters about their dating experiences on both our Buzz50.co.uk Dating site, other subscription sites and the free sites. There is no doubt that the subscription sites really do get far better reports that the free ones, particularly with regards to support and the removal of 'Romance Scammers'. Do email us with your dating comments, either [email protected] or [email protected] Please remember that you do not need to be a member of the Buzz50 Dating site for Mila and I to help you, so do drop one of us a line. Mila and I are so pleased with how we got on with dating sites that we are delighted to share our experiences and those which we have learned from other daters. You are welcome to be sexist and choose to email just one of us, male or female! Mila can advise you about online dating from a female's point of view and Mike from a man's. We do discuss online dating quite a lot and are really interested to get comments, suggestions and questions from others who are thinking about online dating or who are already members but want a little, or a lot, of advice.
What does free dating really mean? What do you expect to get for free nowadays and do you really belive it when you see that something you want is offered for free? Most of us realise that nothing much is truly free and we will be paying in some way or another so is it better to know just what we are paying 'up front'? For example, the Buzz50.co.uk Dating site is completely free to join, search, match and message with no catches and then once you have found your matches there are some very competitive subscription plans to choose from. Not catches and no surprises! As one member said to us, how much do people spend on other leisure activities, places where they hope to maybe meet a new friend or partner? That puts the dating site subscriptions into perspective as it is such a small amount for such an important potential outcome! The beauty of subscribing to an online dating site is that it puts you in control and allows you to choose what you want and don't want from your prospective date.
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.
Dating over 50 for seniors reaches all time highs in 2018
The latest surveys show that dating for seniors over 50 online is booming and the numbers are breaking all records. We here at Buzz50 Dating can confirm this as we are getting more new members joining every day than we did at this time last year and for good reasons! One of the main reasons is the acceptance by us older daters that online dating is completely acceptable and a great way to meet a new special friend, partner, lover or even more. Another reason is the rejection by many daters of the so-called computer matching algorithms which claim to find your perfect partner. The free searching systems, like the one we use here at Buzz50 dating are proving to be far more effective and more enjoyable.
More and more over 50s are now computer savvy, partly because computers are now so much a part of our lives and partly because the over 50s actually grew up or worked with computers more than their elders. Over 50s are now younger! Dating online is therefore more acceptable to them and far easier to use. Even if you are over 50 and not computer 'savvy' then the modern dating sites such as Buzz50 dating are far easier to use than they used to be years ago so come along and give it a try!
Another of the many reasons why dating for over 50s is becoming so popular this year is of course the dating success stories! Mila and I are in constant touch with many daters and are so pleased with how well so many of you are doing. What helps enormously is the way that scammers are dealt with on the Buzz50 Dating site. Our team of moderators is on hand 24/7 as they say and all new profiles are looked at, which means that the Romance Scammers stand no chance at all! Members are also really quick to report suspect scammers which also helps to keep our friendly site safe and fun.
So, have you taken the plunge and joined the swelling numbers of over 50s who are joining in with the Dating Game? Mila and I know of a few daters who use the dating site as a way of arranging meetings, days out and interesting meals! There is nothing wrong with this if you make your intentions clear from the outset and who knows, you may meet another who you 'click' with! Mila and I have had a few messages about this; using dating sites as 'meet-up' places; some of them positive and some not. What I would say and agree with is that the Buzz50 Dating site is clearly a dating site and should be used for that purpose. On the other hand, dating in the past did used to start with casual meetings, a meal, a day out and so on. Dating can take many forms and this is but one of them!
Mila and I predict that senior dating, or dating for over 50s will see a massive increase during Spring and Summer this year, 2018. Why? We seniors have so much more spare time now and have thrown off the 'stigma' of online dating once and for all. Many newspapers and other media are full of stories of how we older daters have used online dating successfully and that give us the confidence to give it a go ourselves.
We have seen a rise in new dating registrations over the past few days which is a little unusual over Easter as many people go away or have family around but it is most welcome. Happy Easter to all new and old members of Buzz50 Dating. It is always great to see new people joining the 'Dating Game' and we hope you get out of it what you are wanting.
How easy is it to join a dating site?
If you have never joined a dating site before and are concerned about how things may go for you then you might like to know these few facts. Joining Buzz50 Dating is free and easy, quick and painless. You do not need to give lots of details, you can enter as much or as little as you want. If you join and then change your mind then leaving the dating site is even quicker and easier. You do it online and do not need to speak to anyone or answer any questions at all. Once you have joined, after a few minutes you can be searching or your perfect partner; no long forms to fill in and absolutely no 'computer matching'. Searching is ever so easy and you choose what terms you use to search ranging from location and age through to income! Unlike most dating sites, Buzz50 Dating puts you in complete control of your dating journey from start to finish, a real plus in these days of online data sharing and protection.
Some people join a dating site and then sit back and wait for things to happen. More often than not, nothing happens at all! If it does then it is usually the romance scammers that chase you. Far better is to do the searching yourself so that you can choose who you date, you can find your perfect partner. Searching can even become addictive as there are so many options in the dating search on Buzz50 dating that you really can fine tune your requirements. We usually suggest that you start off with a very wide search and then narrow it down so as not to risk ruling out possible suitable dates. Mr Right or Mrs Right may not have all the right search criteria but we should allow a little leeway!
Probably the hardest decision is which dating site to join as there seem to be so many out there to choose from. The Buzz50 Dating site is part of a group of dating sites run by a company who also provide sites for the likes of The Independent newspaper, Smooth Radio, Kerrang and other reputable companies. This means that by Joining Buzz50 dating you're are putting yourself within the care of a large professional organisation which gives you peace of mind and security which is very important when online.
Once you have chosen a dating site to join and we truly hope that it is Buzz50 Dating, then the first hurdle to jump is the actual joining process. The drop-off between thinking about joining a dating site to actually meeting your first date is quite staggering. It is an accepted industry standard that only 10% of those who join actually get to the next step of contacting a prospective date or even replying to an enquiry. The ball is in your hands and it is up to you and only you to take the next step. So, join a site, upload a photo or two and fill in some details on your profile page. These are the first and therefore most important steps on your online dating journey.
The easy bit is over and you have joined a dating site, hopefully this one, Buzz50 Dating! Your journey has only just begun, this is by no means the end. Nevertheless, you have jumped the first hurdle and should be congratulated as this is where over 90% of people fail. The next hurdle will seem so much easier and more like a step than a jump. You have joined a dating site, uploaded at least one recent photo and filled in a little of your profile, so what comes next? The answer is searching and this is where the real fun begins. Finding your Mr or Mrs Right is now placed firmly in your own hands and you have complete control of your destiny.
Searching for a dating match is where the real fun starts. Unlike many other dating sites, Buzz50 Dating puts YOU in control rather than trying fancy computer algorithms which are supposed to match you with your perfect mate. If you have tried these before then you may, like us, have been mildly amused by the results. Who better to judge what you want than yourself? This is where the power of the Buzz50 Dating search system comes in. Instead of having to answer a seemingly endless list of questions you are simply offered some filters with which to find who you want and remove who you don't. It sounds so simple and it is! You are first offered a search location radius, then an age range and the it is up to you how particular you want to be. What's more, you can refine your search at any time! This makes the searching itself great fun and very rewarding. The question at the top of this section of 'How easy is it to join a dating site' suddenly starts to become quite easy to answer, easy! Joining a site such as Buzz50 Dating is done in simple steps rather than challenging you with a lengthy questionnaire to fill in from the start. You can be up and running within a few minutes and then add to your dating profile as you go along. The beauty of doing it this way is that it puts YOU in control and also shows you how much more successful you can be if you take a little time over it.
Joining a dating site such as Buzz50 Dating is free and easy. Once you have joined then the rest is, as they say, plain sailing. You are truly placing yourself in control of your destiny and you future love life is now in your own hands. Within a few days you will find yourself rushing to your computer as soon as you wake up to see what replies you have to your messages; it truly does become addictive and great fun as well. This, of course, only happens if you take the bull by the horns and send out lots of messages to the prospective dates which you have found by carrying out your own searches. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that your job is complete once you have filled out your profile; it is not! Your dating journey has just begun and the fun starts here!
Should online dating be fun or a task to be taken seriously? A bit of both we say but definitely fun should be high up on your dating agenda. Choosing your next partner is a serious business and should not be taken lightly. You can, however, have great fun at the same time. Some people enjoy the online dating experience so much that they are even reluctant to settle down with one partner which can be a bit of a problem.
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! Honesty should be ar the heart of your dating profile as so many daters exaggerate so much when describing themselves which does not go down well at all with prospective partners.
Words are what we use to describe ourselves and of course to chat up our prospective partners. Choose your dating profile words really carefully, have a look at the profiles of others as well as taking some of the advice above. If you are looking for romance, love, a new partner or even more then the words that you use are worth choosing carefully. Honesty is sadly lacking in some dating profiles but we can guarantee you that if you are honest then it will pay dividends in the very near future for you. Most people can sniff out a fib or a tall story so to read an obviously honest dating profile can be a real turn-on for your prospective dates! Try it out and let us know. One of the great benefits of being honest with the words you use and the photos you post is that you can go on your dates confident that your Mr or Mrs Right want what you are and are going to get just what they want with no surprises. One recent survey showed that more people lied on their dating profiles than did not! The most popular things lied about were height, weight, age and income. Now if all four were false then your prospective dater would be very disappointed! I always come back to dating profile photos, many of which are quite a number of years old. We are senior daters so why do we need to show photos when we were younger? What is the point? Our dates already know we are older so let us at least show a recent photo. Imagine how deflating it must be on a first date to see that your partner is even older than you thought! On the other hand, just think how good you will feel when your prospective dates sees you as good as you photos or, hopefully, even better. I am not suggesting that you should put on unflattering photos but I would say that if you dress your best, wear your best smile and behave like a winner when you first meet then your first impressions will indeed impress. Dating can and will be great fun.
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. More members are contacting Mila and I about the age range search options, saying how great it is that we can search for dating partners who are outside of our own age range. It is then, of course, up to the other person whether they respond after they see the age difference between them and you!
Having an older partner can also have its advantages. An older partner may be more financially stable than a younger one. An older partner may be on their own rather than having children to worry about. An older partner may be more experienced in many ways which can help a relationship to run more smoothly. So, when choosing your new dating partner there are many things to consider when deciding what age range to go for.
This subject will not go away; in fact it is being discussed more and more nowadays. I think that this is partly because we are living for so much longer now, have more leisure time and expect far more out of life! Online dating has also made it far easier to 'test the water' as you can simply search for your ideal date by age range as well as many other factors and then it is up to your prospective date whether they want to reply to you or not. Nothing lost as they say. Age range searching on a dating site such as Buzz50 Dating is a great way to 'test the water'. You can specify any age range that you want your partner to be in and it is completely up to them if they want to reply. If they approve of the age difference between the two of you, whatever it is and in whatever direction then they can respond to you. If not then not! Dating and who you date, senior, over 50 or otherwise is completely in your hands.
This topic seems to come in waves! We now seem to have a rush of women dating much younger men; maybe to redress the balance! Yet again I must say that having an age range as a main search filter is such a great help for those of us who want to find others who do want to date much older or younger partners. We would suggest that you first filter only by age range and then add other things so that you are not being too selective and ruling out too many possible daters!
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 girlfriend 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 really 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 algorithms run on their computers. personally I have never had much luck with them and believe this sort of system 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 characteristics 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! Searching for your perfect date can be fun as well. Now that we are over 50 we mostly know what we want from a new partner and also know what we don't want, which makes the dating game even more enjoyable and hopefully successful.
Comment: Dave Patterson 23rd September 2017: I have been a member of what I believe to be the biggest UK Dating site for just over a year now and I know what you mean about 'fancy algorithms'! A large number of my computer generated matches just don't suit me at all but I can see why 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 boss-man 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/.
Being over 50 really does have its advantages nowadays! We over 50s have special sites made just for us and in the case of Buzz50, 2 sites! The Buzz50 social site at https://www.buzz50.com/ is known as The Friendliest Site on The Net and it is not just for over 50s, but run by them as well! The sister site, Buzz50 Dating at http://buzz50.co.uk/ specialises in dating for seniors, or over 50s, whichever term you prefer and is a real pleasure to use. So, celebrate the fact that you are over 50 and make the most of Buzz50.
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. We seem much more relaxed about things like relationships and dating as we get older and so joining a dating site is easier for us than it is for our younger counterparts. So if you are older and looking for love, friendship, a new partner or even more then joining Buzz50 dating is for you. It seems that most older daters have a degree of confidence which they mostly lacked in their youth so the experience of online dating can be much more relaxing and therefore rewarding. Mila and I know of a few Buzz50 Dating members who actually use the site to plan casual dates without a determination to find a partner or lover; but who knows what may lie in store for them?
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’!
Flattery does get you somewhere, sometimes! There is a limit to how much you could flower up your messages but there is nothing to stop you being truthful. Have a good look at the profile of the person who you are messaging and pick out a few relevant points which you truly do find interesting. This will show that you have actually read their dating profile which, believe me, can be a rare thing! You could also look carefully at their dating photos and spot something that others may not see but which you obviously have! Online dating for seniors over 50 really can be great fun and rewarding.
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.
Age differences are becoming more popular now in online dating because, to put it bluntly, we are all living longer and many daters are realising that the experience that comes with age can make us much more interesting and easier to fall in love with. So, if you are an older dater and feel like trying to find a younger partner then please do give it a go by specifying the age range that suits you. It is up to the prospective dater whether to accept your advances so, as they say, nothing lost! We over 50 daters have a lot to offer. Most age differences in daters tends to be the man being older than the woman but there are more and more relationships starting where the woman is older than the man. Age in dating online seems to matter less nowadays, particularly for us over 50 senior daters!
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. Most of the free sites are over-run with either spammers or worse still, romance scammers and hope to make their money through the advertising that their free-ness attracts. If you are looking for a serious dating site then you need to look no further than Buzz50 Dating. One of the great things about Buzz50 dating is that you can do most things without parting with a penny! You can join, fill in your dating profile, upload an avatar and other photos plus search, match and message. Only once you feel confident that you are finding the right sort of partner you can then look through the various subscription packages and make your decision.
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 side-line 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! You are the best person to know what you want from your dating partner and, just as importantly, what you want to avoid! Starting dating over 50 can be great fun and there is nothing to be scared about. It is best to approach it with a relaxed attitude and the determination to have great fun. So, whatever stage of life you are at, online dating should start now for you! Mila and Mike started online dating in October 2011, met in November on the Buzz50 Dating site and have never looked back; so if you are looking for a great new friend, partner, lover or even more then now is the time to start online dating.
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 one 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 waiting 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!
This article was written a while ago and is possibly a little out of date! Spring is on the way and I seem to remember that dating is a Springtime activity :) If you are thinking of looking for a new partner and starting to feel a little frisky then online dating may be the solution! Love is in the air at this time of the year and that very special Mr or Mrs Right may well be just around the corner for you. So whether you are looking for a new friend, partner, lover or even more, then Buzz50 Dating is almost certainly the right place to start your search, whatever the season!
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 :). Most Buzz50 members will already know that Mila and Mike met on the Buzz50 Dating site in 2011 and many of you will also know that they are still happily together. If you are looking for a dating site that can bring you real results, with friendship, love and even more then Mila and Mike will say that you have found it now. Searching for a new dating partner can be fun in itself and then actually finding one is a great bonus!
Over 50 dating really does work, as many of the Buzz50 Dating members will testify. The only way to really prove this is to join up and 'give it a go' as they say. It is completely free to join our dating site and you can even search, match and send messages before committing to one of the very competitive subscriptions. This way you can get a really good idea of whether or not you are going to find a great friend, partner, lover or even more before taking things further or parting with a penny or dime!
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?
Reply: Mike Barrett 10th January 2018: Mostly it is from statistics Ferne. The dating sites look at what words have been used and how successful daters have been in finding a partner, getting messages, winks and so on. From this they can compile a database of words that appear in unsuccessful profiles and so on.
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. First impressions really do matter and so it can be tempting to choose a photo which shows us in a better light than we should be, such as one from many years ago! This is not a great idea and can get you into trouble down the line. If you haven't got a good recent photo to use for your dating profile than make sure that you carry a camera or smartphone around with you for the next couple of weeks and get your friends to take as many photos as you can. Sit down and have a look at them and you are sure to find a good one sooner or later :)
Have you heard the expression ' First impressions count'? Well, they really do and so choosing the right dating profile photo is doubly important. Firstly, the right photo will attract the right sort of lover or partner and secondly, an up to date photo will mean that the first impression you give when you meet your dating partner will be a good one and not a disappointment! You want to appear either just as good as in your dating photo or better; certainly not worse or older.
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