Easy to Use
Given the targeted user-based SilverSingles offers a service for, the use of their system is as streamlined as it can possibly get. While this often means a fairly extensive input of the information by the user, once the information is successfully gathered, the system does the rest. The process to sign up for the site is straightforward, basically walking the user through each step until the profile is fully created. The user does not need to worry about the placement of certain information as it is all done for them. The thorough personality test and profile questions also ensure that every possible bit of information needed for the matching system is available for the system to use.
The site is designed to be as user-friendly as humanly possible, given that it is for older people looking to date again. It acts as the bridge between modern dating site technology and the culture of older people who grew up without access to such services or technology. It does not overly complicated matters that would frustrate an elderly client. Rather it makes the experience as smooth and user-friendly as possible, so all the user needs to worry about is actually dating another person. The matching system, supported by the site’s proud personality test, brings the best matches to the user. All of this is done seamlessly, with very little added effort from the user after the registration process.
Given that SilverSingles.com suggests potential matches based on a compatibility score created using information from the personality test done during the registration process, the search functions are fairly limited. SilverSingles will add matches to the user’s search tabs when a match is made through the system. However, a user can change the search parameters for a match at any given time, changing options such as city, height, age, and personal preferences. The user can also narrow down the search function of the match system to new users, people the user has already matched with before, as well as those added to the user’s “favorite list.” An extra search function for “Wildcard Matches” is available for those who pay for the premium service.
While most of SilverSingles is limited for free members, such as seeing photos and sending messages to potential matches during searches, every user can send “smiles” to let a match know they are interested. Every user can also look at every profile of matches during searches regardless if they are a free or premium member. The same search function abilities exist on the mobile app, though the app is also for premium members.
Safety & Security
SilverSingles.com uses the most modern security measures to ensure the protection of user accounts. It’s an extensive registration process along with advanced fraud detection software eliminate bots and fake accounts. SSL certification adds extra security to the site, protecting user information such as profiles and credit card details. The site also only uses its own private messaging system, securing email addresses and other information from being used by others. Any information given to other users is strictly up to the user to decide.
SilverSingles has a vast FAQ page, answering the most prominent questions a user may have. Questions regarding setting up an account, paying for the premium service, how the service actually works, and how to use the matching system are explained. How to delete the account, if needed, is also answered. Any question not answered in the FAQ is directed to the Customer Support that can be reached by email, phone, or mail.
SilverSingles is a dating site primarily centered on matching people over the age of 50. As such, the service on the site has been curtailed for such an audience. After the fairly extensive registration process, all of it being straightforward but detailed, the user experience continues to be straightforward with the site doing much of the work for them. It is a site that heavily relies on users paying for the premium membership as most features cannot be done by a free membership. Overall, it is a legitimate and effective dating site.