Signing up at Senior FriendFinder is simple: you just need to answer a few basic questions to get started. From there, you can create a detailed profile page. The site encourages profile builders to be as descriptive and open as possible. Inclusion of a photograph is optional, and uploading photos is easy; it can be done from a digital camera, scanner or mobile phone. In the event that you have access to none of these devices, the staff will upload a picture for you for a nominal fee. The profile includes optional questions and essay sections where you can really express your personality and desires, and anyone browsing singles in their area can get a comprehensive picture of the person behind the profile.
At Senior FriendFinder, you can search for other members by their usernames or other criteria such as gender, religion, education or membership level. You can also see “Who’s Online Now?” and “Who’s Viewing Me?” as well as a gallery highlighting new members or a list of new member matches.
When you find people you like, for example through the site’s unique personality matching system, it’s easy to connect and mingle with them. Send an instant message, a voice message or an email (known on the site as “Cupid Mail”) with the click of the mouse. Other options include chatting with other members in an active chat room, adding persons of interest to your network or hotlist, and even buying gift certificates for other members.
Senior FriendFinder is mobile-friendly, with a mobile-optimized website and apps for iPhone and Android that allow you to check and send messages, look for other local members, and upload photos right from your smartphone.
Creating a profile and uploading a photograph are included with SeniorFriendFinder.com’s free registration. Users can also use the site’s chat rooms and instant messaging feature without paying for a premium membership package. Free registration allows you to take and review the results of a personality test, gives you access to up to 10 matches, and allows a hotlist of up to 200 members. You can also search the database using a standard form. Free membership offers limited access to email (which is saved for 30 days), video greetings, and the profiles of other members.
Who Is This Dating Site for?
Senior FriendFinder says it offers dating for older singles, and has a membership made up of “singles over 60 and in their prime”. It’s a community of active, mature singles who are looking to connect with new people for fun, friendship and romance.
SeniorFriendFinder.com doesn’t advertise pricing on its website and doesn’t disclose pricing information over the phone. One customer service representative in the billing department disclosed average prices for the site’s Silver and Gold Memberships, but noted that prices can fluctuate seasonally and across geographic regions.
The Silver Membership costs, on average, $19.99 per month or $39.99 for 3 months and includes all the features of a free registration plus upgrades such as:
- Up to 20 matches
- 500-member hotlist
- Email saved for 60 days
- The ability to view any other member’s profile
- The ability to contact any other member
- Viewing of polls and member videos
The Gold Membership costs, on average, $29.95 per month or $59.80 for 3 months and includes all the features of a Silver Membership plus upgrades such as:
- 30 or more matches
- 1,000-member hotlist
- Email saved for 120 days
- Access to the ICQ, AIM, YIM and MSN IDs of members in your network
- “Super-search” capability