In today's hyper-connected world, dating websites have become extremely popular. These hubs of like-minded, genuine individuals allow new relationships to grow and flourish, and this is not just a trend for the youngsters. Now the young at heart have a specialised service aimed at mature ladies and gentlemen over 50: maturedatinguk.com.
This website is packed full of useful and entertaining features to make internet dating as natural as possible. Filling out a personal profile takes mere minutes: the user is presented with various topics, from their salary and how often they smoke, to dietary preferences and eye colour, being free to divulge only the information they please.
Afterwards comes the fun part: personality and lifestyle tests that identify key aspects of the individual's personality. This allows the user to include things that they may not have thought of when asked to introduce themselves, but that may help them to find their perfect match. Graphs are displayed on their profile showing the results. Multiple photos can be uploaded, plus the option of adding a video certainly attracts attention and opens up a world of fun! It is also possible to send an open message to all the men or women within a certain area, see who has interacted with you, send and receive 'winks' from other users, participate in 'icebreakers' and forums, exchange emails and instant messages, and perform a more comprehensive search of the roughly three million members already signed up.
Signing up to maturedatinguk.com really couldn’t be easier. One page in, the new user has access to the site and is free to skip the other stages and complete their profile later. It's quick and simple, even offering a link to the person's email provider in order to confirm via the inscription email. This email contains a reminder of their username and password for future use.
OPTIONS TOTAL COST Cost per Month SAVINGS 3-Day Trial £0.99 £0.99 - 1-Month Membership £24.99 £24.99 - 3-Month Membership £44.97 £14.99 33% (£30) 6-Month Membership £59.94 £9.99 40% (£90)
What We Love:
The best thing about this site is it's layout. It's uncluttered and simple to use, which means less time navigating a website and more time getting to know people. It's not a chore to sign up, and there is absolute freedom to specify as much or as little about yourself as you like. Plus, even though it's initially free, there are no adverts.
Room for Improvement:
Although the site is generally very well done, the layout of the profiles is reasonably narrow, making it seem more like a list of facts about somebody rather than an all-round introduction. Also, the fact that the unanswered questions remain on the profile seems a little superfluous.
The Bottom Line:
Maturedatinguk.com is a sophisticated and serene community for mature people looking to start new relationships, without a complicated and time-consuming website.