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Senior Dating: Getting Back Out There in Your Golden Years

Senior dating has seen something of a renaissance in recent years thanks to Canadians being more socially active in their later years, the boom of urban and leisure districts and, of course, online dating. So, there’s never been a better time than now to be senior and single in Canada.

Whether you’re coming back to dating after some time away from it or have used a senior dating site in Canada before, eharmony can help create a unique online dating experience that is tailored to you and what you’re looking for out of a serious relationship. Let’s explore online dating for seniors both online and in real life.

Senior Dating Tips: Meeting new people in your older years

While much of the modern dating scene has moved online, there are still a lot of good ways to meet potential partners in your day-to-day life when dating over 50.


Volunteering for a cause that is important to you is a great way to get in touch with all sorts of people and, let’s be honest, also feel good about yourself while giving back. And through forming these new connections and experiences, you may find that you encounter some interesting senior dating opportunities along the way.

Special senior events

There are likely lots of different events around your town or city that draw in older crowds. Perhaps a local bar has a jazz night, a cultural festival nearby or even a singles event focused on people dating over 50 or 60. These are often organised by local libraries, community centres or just private establishments.  

Bookstores and cafes

Bookstores and cafes (often found in one location in Canada) are a great space for meeting other single seniors as they often feel more laidback and socially vibrant. Starting a conversation with a stranger can be more casual in these settings than in other everyday environments.  

Using a senior dating site in Canada

It’s no secret that in recent years more and more people across all age groups have been going online for their dating needs. And it’s easy to see why. Instead of investing time and energy into maybe meeting someone at events and in your daily life, you get to engage directly with senior dating prospects who are looking for the same thing as you. It also lets you interact with multiple singles at once while you try and find someone just right for you.

Finding the right senior dating site for you

With so many opportunities to meet other older singles on the Internet, many people don’t know how to approach dating the right way. Therefore, we have summarized the top three questions you may want to ask yourself when exploring dating sites for older people:

  1. What am I looking for?
    Are you looking for a serious, long-term relationship, casual dating or perhaps just a platonic companion? Different apps and sites are aimed at different levels of relationship intent. eharmony, for instance, is for relationship-minded singles.
  2. Am I open to the prospect of a non-local connection?
    Many services just present you with senior dating options based on age and distance. This can limit your prospects, particularly if you don’t live in an urban area. If you’re willing to travel a bit, other services like eharmony will also match you based on compatibility.
  3. Is the service I’m using safe?
    Always do your research when it comes to which senior dating site in Canada you use. While the companies themselves may be perfectly ethical, some services have noted issues with malicious and fake user accounts.   

How senior dating with eharmony takes the pressure off you

Many seniors looking to have meaningful interactions with respectful, open-minded singles have turned to eharmony because our results speak for themselves. Since our beginning over 20 year ago, we have helped over 2 million people find that special someone for them. Here’s how we do it.

We match you automatically based on compatibility

One of the most important criteria in the search for a partner is compatibility. Using the results of your Compatibility Quiz, we compile your unique Personality Profile. This profile addresses four key aspects of your personality traits: your characteristics, your style of communication, the things that drive you and how you organise your daily life.

Our Compatibility Matching System, designed by our relationship experts, compares your profiles with other members to see where your personalities are similar and contrast in complementary ways.  

We’re more trusted than any senior dating site in Canada

eharmony is rated as the number one trusted dating app1. We place a massive emphasis on member security when it comes to both your data and your interactions on our platform. For instance, the Trust & Safety team constantly monitors account activity and investigates any complaints of unusual, inappropriate or falsified accounts.

Our profiles help you reveal the real you

When it comes to senior dating, the type of person you want starts to become more multifaceted, going beyond mere appearance. Our profiles let you share key aspects of your life, personal facts and what you’re looking for. 

They also let you share the deeper aspects of you and what passions light up your life, such as your hobbies, interests, favorite films all the way to your most unforgettable travel story. 

How to start senior dating on eharmony

Here’s how to get started on that new dating journey on eharmony:

  1. When you sign up, you first complete the simple 20-minute Compatibility Quiz.
  2. This generates your Personality Profile, which our system uses to find suitable singles.
  3. Now you will be able to explore your Match List.
  4. From here, you can filter the list based on several criteria including age, distance, whether they have children, religion, common interests and so much more. Our tip: explore similarities – these are often a great hook for your first message.
  5. Once you find someone you like, it’s time to reach out. Send them a text message or use one of our other communication tools, such as a smile or an Icebreaker, to get things started.

Start senior dating with eharmony

While the world of online dating can seem a bit overwhelming, particularly for seniors unfamiliar with the technology and the various dating services available today, it can also be a pleasant revelation to see just how many more suitable single seniors there are out there than you think. All you need to do is take the first step.

So, if you’re looking to get back into senior dating with compatible, relationship-minded singles or perhaps just make your online dating experience more effective, sign up with eharmony now to see what we can do for you.

HOW Senior dating WORKS with eharmony

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  1. source: 2022 Survey of 1,300 Respondents from the US, UK, Canada and Australia