By Top10BestDatingSites Staff
OurTime knows that romance isn’t over just because you’re out of your thirties and forties. They have created a fun, sociable and romantic place to make new friends, flirt with like-minded Canadian singles, and find a hot date or two along the way. With excellent communication tools alongside fun and functional matchmaking features, OurTime has taken all the best things about online dating when you’re single and ready to find someone, and made a niche pool of singles aged 50+ to enjoy them. As their tagline reads, who will you meet?
OurTime is a fun and simple place to meet people in the same age bracket as you. They keep their features simple, and they can be easily split into communication and matchmaking. The communication tools include inbox messaging, instant messenger, online gifts and flirts. You can also view and fave other member profiles, or send cheeky flirts to express interest. When it comes to matchmaking, you will be given 5 daily matches on your matches tab, and you can simply mark whether you’re interested or not. If you’re both interested, a match will be made!
Use tokens to get more out of the website. These help you highlight your profile for a short amount of time, or give you access to more matches.
We love the Are You Interested feature, which lets you browse singles and answer yes or no in an easy and anonymous way.
The whole of OurTime is completely compatible for mobile with its own mobile site. This means that you can browse, chat and flirt on the go. You can also download the mobile app for Apple and Android devices, which gives you a smoother mobile experience and notifications when you get a new interaction.
Becoming a member of OurTime is quick and simple. Choose your gender, date of birth and location, and include a valid email address. You’re officially a member of OurTime. Now you will start building your profile. This starts with an open ended box where you can include as little or as much information as you choose about yourself. Try to be honest, and let your personality show. You can then upload some photos. Don’t worry, no one is trying to show off, but profiles without photos receive much less attention. Try one with a friend or relative, and another doing something you love.
Use the greetings function to show off how you see yourself. Choose from titles like ‘Foodie first’ or ‘Nerd’ as well as ‘Music head’ or “Family man” to really show other users what you’re about.
The last step will be to tick some boxes of other profiles to show what kind of match you’re interested in. This will help the site suggest better matches for you. Choose a flirt to send out to the users you’re interested in. It can be something as innocuous as “how is your week going?” or get a little flirty with “why haven’t we gone on a date?”
The safety tips section can be found at the bottom of every page of the website. This is an invaluable resource, whether you are a long time internet dater, or whether this is your first time. Even if you are used to using the internet and feel comfortable with your level of awareness of the risks, internet dating can present new challenges. The safety tips section splits their help guides into areas. Fraud/Scam awareness helps you keep your identity and financial details safe. There are then several sections for safe dating, such as tips for meeting offline and others for chatting to new people online. They even have a dedicated article about long distance meetings.
If you have any concerns, you can block any member with one click and also report them anonymously to the site admin.
Signing up gives you access to all communication features plus a whole host of fun dating tools. The cost is really minimal considering the amount of functionality and fun you can have on the website. Interestingly, they show you the prices in weekly amounts, which gives a real understanding of how reasonable they are. You can choose between a 1-month membership for $7.49 per week, or to get the most out of the site choose 6-months membership for $3.75 per week. You can add extra tools like a profile highlight and a message read notification tool for $4.49 per week all inclusive.
OurTime makes everything about finding love and companionship hassle free. In just two minutes you are a member of the site, and matches are given to you daily so that you can have as little or as much interaction as you choose with the search tools. All functionality is in the left hand toolbar, including your messages and online gifts, your connections such as who has viewed or likes you, and the profiles you have interacted with or displayed interest in, too. You can search from multiple places on the home page, and you can access your account settings from the top right of the page at any time.
A dating website is only ever going to be as good as its search tools, and at OurTime there are a ton of ways to search for Mr or Mrs Right. The basic search will bring up members based on your age, location and activity on the site. You can adapt the search to show the profiles of other users who have viewed your profile. You can also search by username, who is currently online, birthday and best of all-keyword.
The keyword search means you can look for something specific which another user has written in their profile. Want someone who has grandkids? Search away. Looking for someone who loves to travel-you can be sure they wrote that in their greeting.
Reasonably priced and with over a million singles signing on every month, you’re guaranteed to enjoy being a member of OurTime. Don’t forget to try the Are You Interested tool and download the seamlessly integrated mobile apps to help you find your next fun night out, and maybe the next great love of your life, too.
About Top10BestDatingSites Staff
The Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff are your guides to the world of online dating websites and services. The team navigates the world of online dating and share their findings to help readers find online dating success. Our team includes dating experts Laurel House, Ken Solin, James Preece, Erika Ettin, Nida Sea, Vanae Tran, Carmelia Ray and many more talented writers. Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff have extensive first-hand experience in: signing up for and using various online dating sites; researching the ever-growing online dating market; and copywriting and editing for various online and print publications about online dating.