Dating sites for older people
Stitch co-founder Marcie Rogo, 29, says she first became aware of the need for a site for seniors when she worked at an assisted living facility in 2010.
“Seniors aren’t the elderly babies that people stereotype,” she explains. ’ And if you’ve lost your spouse, it’s really hard to meet someone new.” Paulette finds Stitch especially appealing because it conducts extensive background checks — something she appreciates since she’s had bad experiences in the past with dishonest dudes online.
IAC, which owns sites like and Chemistry.com, started in 2011 for 50-and-over singles looking to date.
“We saw a fervor for something just for them,” says Joshua Meyers, CEO of People Media, the targeted- dating subsidiary of IAC.
Everybody needs company, no matter what their age is.
No other community does more for the safety of its members than Stitch.
“All he did was talk very inappropriately about his ex-girlfriend and said horrible things, like that she was stalking him,” she recalls. And I started looking at how I could leave.” Rogo explains verification means that anyone who signs up has to submit their first and last names and Social Security number.
The pressure many sites put on dating “can turn people off if they’re recently widowed,” Rogo notes. It is toally free to place a profile and connect with hundreds of thousands of over 60 singles like you Now.At Senior Dating AU, we believe that age is just a number! In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence.