OurTime Review

OurTime Review

 

 

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Ourtime.com is one of the most successful senior dating sites boasting of over 8 million site-visitors every month. Launched in 2002, it has provided an ideal platform for older singles to look for pen pals, friendship, companions, dates, and marriages. The website focuses on singles who are 50 years or older and offers a hassle-free and convenient way of finding love and friendship in a platform of similar-aged users.


WHAT WE LIKE

  • Quick and easy sign-up
  • Hand-picked matches that are presented on a daily basis
  • The search function lets you browse the full extent of the user base

 

 


WE WE DISLIKE

  • Users do not specify exactly what relationship they are looking for.
  • Your profile is not visible to others without a photo.

 

 


THE SIGN-UP PROCESS

Ourtime.com has a quick and easy sign-up procedure which makes it even more inviting even for people still wondering whether or not to join. It requires only the essential details that are expected from a dating site. You start by entering your gender, sexual orientation, and zip code for location. You will then have to enter your birthday, email and then create a username and password.

The next window will request you to upload a profile photo and add a short description about yourself. You can skip these items for the moment, but remember that your profile will not appear in other user’s searches if it does not have a profile picture. The next step will be to write a greeting that users will see when they visit your profile. It can talk about your interests and the things you are looking for.

Recent modifications to the site have included additional questions about you in the registration process. There will be open-ended questions about the things that you are passionate about and your preferences. The questions should not be too specific or personal, so you can answer all of them comfortably and honestly. Once these sections have been taken care of, you will be able to browse the site for your new matches.


MATCHMAKING, SEARCHING, & FILTERING OPTIONS

The website will suggest around ten matches for you every day, based on the information and preferences you gave while registering. You will also have different options for getting in touch with these matches. Your matches will appear on your page along with their profile picture, age, location and the short bio they wrote during the registration. You can also choose to view the full profile and information about a match by clicking on the profile card.

The “I’m Interested” section allows you to browse profile pictures one at a time and react with a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ depending on how interested you are in the user.

The search function comes with standard dating site features. You can search for users based on age, location, and photos. Additionally, you can use the ‘Advanced filters’ to choose parameters from a long list of tags. These filters include but are not limited to height, appearance, online/offline, ethnicity, smoking and drinking habits, religion, etc. to name a few. The results will appear with a profile picture, age, location and the online/offline indicator. You can click on each outcome to view their full profile before you decide whether or not to contact them.


COMMUNICATION TOOLS

OurTime offers you multiple ways of signaling or directly communicating with users both in the matches section as well as in the search results. You can get in touch by using the ConnectMe service, email, send a ‘Flirt,’ like their profile or choose to save the profile as a ‘Favourite’ for reference later. Most of these tools will only be available to you once you choose a paid subscription. Free users will generally be confined to sending ‘Flirts’.

A different communication aid that the site offers is the NotifyMe function. This is a paid service, and once you enable it for a user, you will get a notification every time that user logs in. You can use this feature to increase the chances of being online at the same time he/she is, which will give you more opportunities to interact.

There is a ‘Who I Like’ section that has a list of all the users you have liked, favorited or viewed, and flirted. You can use this for quick access to people you are interested in or have interacted with before.


USER SAFETY

The site has a Moderating team that inspects and goes through everything that is posted on the site to make sure it adheres to the site’s guideline. They may refuse permission to allow a post or photograph if it goes against the regulations of the website. The team can also ban or remove profiles that are not in tune with the website’s policies and conditions.

The site mentions that your profile will be displayed in other websites which are part of the OurTime People’s Network. While this may mean more exposure for you, you should also be aware of the privacy risks it poses. Make sure you read the Privacy Policy of the site so that you know what it entails.


PRICING

The OurTime subscription comes in payment plans for one month and six months, similar to other sites. The standard one-month subscription costs $23.99. The 6-month program will cost you $71.94 at $11.99 per month.

The site offers an additional upgrade for premium members who opt for the 6-month plan. For a dollar more per month, you can have a highlighted profile. It means your profile will be highlighted and given priority in search results which will make you more visible and result in more matches. This upgrade will cost $12.99 per month which should total up to $77.94 for six months.


CUSTOMER SUPPORT

You can get in touch with the Moderation team through the three-dot icon that appears on the upper right corner of the page when you-

  • Are viewing a user’s profile
  • Reading a message

You can then choose, ‘Notify our customer care team’ or ‘Alert the moderator’ depending on what you want to report.


FINAL CONCLUSION

Ourtime.com has one of the most intuitive and informative systems as far as browsing and matchmaking are concerned. They have sensibly kept the layout of the website simple and easy to understand given their target user-age. Being 50 or above will not make you stumble for options when you are on this site. As far as dedicated dating sites go, ourtime.com has and will continue to cater to the 50-plus user who is not afraid to get online in search of love, friendship, and new possibilities.

 

 

 

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