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OurTime is part of the PeopleMedia group, which is owned by Match.com. If you’ve not heard of Match.com then, put simply, it’s a massive community of single people who are looking for dates all over the globe. As such, you can expect a well organized website in OurTime.com, as well as relevant and useful features for helping to you find the ideal date.
Unfortunately, we do feel we should start with a few simple but relevant drawbacks of this site in comparison to its cousins. In particular, we think that the search options are less well considered and arranged, making it a little more difficult to locate people based on specific details such as religious belief or hobbies. You can still perform a pretty useful search but it somehow feels lacking and a bit more fiddly than is necessary.
Results are also not always displayed in the best way possible and you have to click “next page” over and over rather than simply being able to skip through several pages at once. You might think this isn’t that important but if you spend a lot of time performing searches on the site then you’ll become a bit bored with having to press that “next page” button to get to the people you wish to see. Trust us.
As well as search, you are also provided with instant matches, which become more precise as you provide the site with more information about yourself. This is a good way to view profiles you might otherwise have ignored.
Many of the members have uploaded clear photos, which is great to see as it gives you a good idea of how someone looks. They have also taken the time to write about themselves and provide all the necessary information so that you can find people based on your personal preferences.
If you’re interested in meeting the newest members, then this is possible and you can add them to a list of your favorites if you’d like to contact them again in the future.
Upgraded members gain several benefits. Primarily you can send and receive messages from members, meaning that you won’t have to have a one-way and unsatisfactory communication. You can also find out some sneaky information such as when your messages have been read or who has added you to their list of favorite members. This provides you with an opportunity to make a follow-up message in the hope that someone is interested in you.
Members can also upload videos which you can watch, and you can talk to them using a live chat feature. There’s little in the way of community features, however, and we think that improving on this with forums and message boards could really add a new dimension to this dating website.
Overall, OurTime is a solid site for seniors to find dates. However it’s not as impressive in all areas as some of its peers. Prices are fair but not fantastic, although if you do find someone who looks like your bag of biscuits then it’s well worth upgrading to get in touch with them.
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