That was in mid-November, a historically slow time for Internet dating.
If you want a little more help in making matches, you may want to try our Silver Award winner, Spark, which uses a personality test based on colors to represent sets of characteristics.
This can help you know how your personality would match up with potential dates' personalities.
While there are many local, national or international sites devoted to dating, IAC, the company behind and other dating sites, launched a new site in May -- Our
Josh Meyers, CEO of IAC's People Media, says other sites such as the company's Senior People saw a 400 percent growth in the past two years and Our aims to bring everyone in the 50 and older age group under one site."We saw a fervor for something just for them," he says of older adults.
Our top internet dating site, Match.com, has the combination of features and name recognition that give you a decent chance at finding love.
You can browse as much as you like before deciding if you want to pay for an account, and there are so many ways to narrow your search so that you can custom-make your own best matches.
In the 50 and older age group many are divorced or widowed, this is not their first relationship and many have grown children, she says.
Surveys done by Our show that for many in this age category there are also fewer personal life stressors."They're looking for companionship and fun," Saltz says.
The Catch22 community includes graduate students and young professionals aged 22-40 who have attended the nation's top universities and colleges.
Schools include those on par with top 50 ranked national undergraduate universities and liberal arts colleges or top 25 ranked graduate programs.* Exceptions include medical students and physicians, all of whom are eligible.
Surveys of the age group indicated they wanted to be able to associate with other mature adults."They wanted to jump into a community of like-minded folks," he says.