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Online Dating Site Review: Senior Friend Finder

Senior Friend Finder Review

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Senior Friend Finder, with nearly 500,000 members, claims to be the largest senior dating service on the Internet and is generally considered one of the best.

Senior Friend Finder Overview

The Senior Friend Finder site is an attractive, well-organized and extremely user-friendly online dating site. There is a good Help section that includes answers to frequently asked questions and provides easy access to Senior Friend Finder customer service representatives, who can help with more complex or less typical situations.

According to the Senior Friend Finder web site: “The purpose of the Senior FriendFinder site is to make it as easy as possible for you to meet people, using the power of the internet. At Senior FriendFinder, you'll find a community of people using the site as a tool to make connections and find partners for dating, romance, friendship, and a variety of encounters.”

How Much Does it Cost to Join Senior Friend Finder?

Standard membership in Senior Friend Finder is free and provides a package of basic services that allows you to test the waters before diving in to an upgraded Senior Friend Finder membership.

Standard membership includes:

  • posting your profile on Senior Friend Finder is free of charge
  • access to chat rooms and instant messaging
  • limited use of the Senior Friend Finder search tools
  • access to the interactive Senior Friend Finder magazine
  • the ability to respond to 10 emails from interested members every 24 hours

If you’re serious about using Senior Friend Finder to help you meet someone special, chances are you will want to upgrade to one of the premium Senior Friend Finder memberships.

Silver and Gold status both offer many additional services, including:

  • unlimited communication
  • faster technical support
  • better placement for your profile
  • free use of powerful search tools that enable you to search for other members by location, sex, age or favorite activities

According to Senior Friend Finder, premium memberships can cost as little as 25 cents per day, but they are more likely to run between $20 and $25 per month.

How Safe is Senior Friend Finder?

Senior Friend Finder advertises its service as “free and safe,” but--just as in the real world--your personal safety is your responsibility. The only information Senior Friend Finder requires of new members is a valid email address, and Senior Friend Finder does not screen potential members.

On the other hand, Senior Friend Finder has an Abuse Team that follows up on member complaints about abusive email or other problems. Anyone found violating the Terms of Use or abusing other members will be banned from the Senior Friend Finder site.

Bottom line: Use the same caution and common sense with Senior Friend Finder that you would in any dating situation when you’re first getting to know someone.

Special Features of Senior Friend Finder

Senior Friend Finder offers a free interactive online magazine that relies on members to contribute articles, poems, essays and polls, and lets other members post questions or comments. Along with the very active chat rooms, the magazine helps to create a strong sense of community among Senior Friend Finder members.

If you choose to register with Senior Friend Finder, consider this advice:

  • Be honest when you create your profile.
  • Treat your potential matches with the respect you’d like to receive.
  • Be patient; making a good connection can take time.
  • If you don’t find the perfect match, try another online dating site.

User Reviews

 1 out of 5
Very disappointing, Member junehane

Most of the men were married (or else they did not know how to fill out the application) They were looking for action on the side. Within 2 days I cancelled. Also very few in my area. There are plenty of sites for what they are looking for so I do not understand why they were on Senior Friend Finder.

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