By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
OurTime is one of the largest online dating sites for senior singles looking for friendship, romance and love. They have almost 2 million monthly visitors, and a great reputation as a leader in mature online dating. They offer 2 awesome mobile apps, and a fun online experience including online games, Keyword search, daily matches and an immersive profile build. For Christian dating, we love how you can write exactly how much your faith means to you, and even search for Christians directly from the search tool.
There’s a lot to do on OurTime, and it feels like a real community of singles. You can browse singles from the home page, including by new singles in your area, and those who are currently online for chat. Head to the search to look for something specific, or play the Connect game where you can choose between two profiles and decide which you like. You can also play I’m Interested, which shows you a larger photo of specific profiles, where you can just choose Yes or No. This will help OurTime get to know you better, and your daily matches will be improved.
You will receive matches every day, and you can see from the screen how many new ones you have. These are hand-picked to suit your profile options. In your profile you can include questions for other matches to answer, as well as answering your own personality questions. This is all to help find better compatibility. As there are no compatibility quizzes or personality tests here, make sure to fill out this section completely for the best chance of finding your religious match.
Once you find someone you like, you can reach out by inbox or even instant chat, flirt with them, send online gifts, or just view their profile, favorite them, and return to that at a later point.
Mobile functionality here is good, with apps for both iOS and Android devices, and full mobile ease of use from handheld devices from the mobile site. You can read and reply to messages on the go, browse your matches, and get real-time notifications if you’re using the app.
It takes only a few minutes to become a member of OurTime. Simply enter some basic information about where you live and what you’re looking for, and then include a username, password and email address. OurTime doesn’t have any religious filter choices here, but they do have some fun extras which help users get to know you. An open-ended profile box is one great option to utilize. You can use this to mention your Christianity and your faith and how important this is to you. As OurTime uses a Keyword Search, this has an awesome success rate for finding a like-minded match.
You can also choose a greeting for yourself, which is kind of like a tag which shows users what the most important thing is about you from the outset. You will be prompted to add a photo, which you can do from your computer or from Facebook, and then you’ll be rerouted to subscribe for more functionality, or you can go straight to the home page to browse singles.
OurTime have a few safety options in place for users who feel unsure or less confident online dating. As this is a mature singles site, some of the members might be less tech savvy or less used to online dating apps and websites. There is a comprehensive section on safety available from the bottom of the screen, as well as on the very first page of the site before you sign up. This helps with information like fraud and scam awareness as well as keeping yourself protected on a first date.
There are no options for browsing privately, or to verify your account information, and you won’t even be asked to verify your email address which is a real shame here. We’d love to see some options for verifying your profile by social media or mobile phone. If anyone is harassing you, you can easily block them in one click from each and every member profile. There are some FAQ if you have any troubleshooting queries, and a contact form, but no direct help by phone or chat.
OurTime pricing is given in a weekly cost rather than the usual monthly pricing you see with online dating sites. I think that helps you see how little it is as a cost, about the price of a cup of coffee per week. Without subscribing you can still browse singles and access matches. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have better search results, more visibility, and you’ll be able to use communication tools freely including instant messenger too for more ‘real time’ chat.
1 month subscription: $7.49 per week
6 month subscription: $3.75 per week
6 month subscription: (Best Value) $4.49 per week
You can also buy tokens to choose extra options such as Promote Me which puts you at the top of the search results, buying virtual gifts, and notifications when a particular user comes online.
OurTime is aimed at seniors aged 50+ so it’s a pretty easy site to use. The home page can feel a bit cluttered, with quite a lot of options, but it’s simple to get to grips with, and everything is easily accessible from the home screen. You can access your matches, messages, flirts, views and search tools with one click. The mobile apps also add a great amount of added functionality, especially with real-time notifications for dating on the move. The more you use the website the better your experience will be.
Search is where OurTime really shines. For Christian singles, you want to make sure you can find someone who not just puts God and religion at the forefront, but can also share specifics about Christianity. The open ended profile boxes give you an opportunity to include scriptural verses you like, describe your church and community, or just mention your denomination. Unlike targeted Christian only dating sites, this lets you be whatever kind of Christian you are in a very genuine way. You can use the Keyword search to hone in on these profile choices, and you’ll easily find singles who care about the same things you do.
The general search also has an option for religion where you can mark yourself as Christian. You can also search by username, who is online, who is nearby, zodiac sign and more. While there aren’t really saved searches, you do have a default search saved so that you can easily see people who meet the criteria on your search screen.
OurTime is a good choice for Christian singles because of the Keyword Search and the community feel to the site. It’s best for senior Christians aged 50+ who are looking for a like-minded religious match. We especially like the mobile apps, fun dating games and in-depth profile options.
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