OurTime
OurTime Registration
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Our Review

OurTime.com is a niche dating site released by People Media in 2011. The website provides men and women in their 50s the opportunity to interact and meet with other users in the area. Users can search for pen pals, friends, dates, long term relationships and even marriage partners.

Member Structure

Members
1,500,000 from USA
Members activity
180,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
55 %
45 %
  • Over 8 million site visits per month worldwide
  • Over 7.7 million visits per month from the US

Adults over the age of 50 are a rising demographic in the dating world; sadly, it is a demographic frequently neglected in mainstream dating sites. The site does a good job of giving people over the age of 50 a safe platform to meet other people for love and friendship.

Signing Up

OurTime Registration
  • Users fill out a registration form with their personal information
  • Up to 30 photos can be uploaded
  • Registration takes only around 2-3 minutes
  • The signup process is simple, even for non tech-savvy individuals

The registration process is very easy, as the site only requires the most basic information from a person to create an account. This is very helpful, considering that the target market of the site is 50+ year old men and women.

Making Contact

OurTime Search
  • The search option can be filtered to show who's online
  • You can filter the search results to show only new members
  • Profile images are visible to all members regardless of membership status
  • Users can get notifications whenever they get messages from other members
  • There is a chatroom
  • If you cannot send messages to other members because you are a free user, you can still show your interest by pressing the "Flirt" button, which is similar to a Like, or a Poke.

The dating site gives users several options when it comes to finding members they're interested in. Users get featured matches, which are refreshed daily. Aside from that, you can also search for other members using the free search function. You can filter your search based on several fields, including:

  • body type
  • photos or no photos
  • status
  • children
  • location by zip code
  • looking for
  • religion
  • ethnicity
  • zodiac sign
  • smoking reference
  • age range

The only downside to this is that while OurTime gives you several ways by which you can find other members, you can't contact them freely. To send messages to other members, you need an OurTime premium membership. Free users are limited to sending "Flirts" to members they are interested in.

Profile Quality

OurTime Profile
  • It is possible to see other members' profile pictures without a paid membership
  • The site doesn't have an identity verification system
  • There are several profile fields and text boxes that users can fill up
  • There are several fake profiles on the website
  • OurTime employees occasionally create test profiles to examine and check the site's functionality
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Profiles offer a lot of information about their members; of course, it is up to the user if they want to disclose that information with the public or not. Profile fields and text boxes are all optional, and they can be filled out a little bit at a time. Profile information can be changed anytime the user wishes. Profiles, when filled up properly, offer a lot of insight into the mind of the user. The site doesn't have a system in place that verifies whether or not the information stated on the website is accurate.

Assuming that all info on the profile is legitimate, it is possible to know enough about a person to see whether or not they would be a good match. It is possible to find real dates in OurTime. The only problem is that because of the site's target group, there are a lot of scammers creating fake profiles in order to take advantage of the site's users and try to steal money from them. It is advisable that users of the website exercise caution, and never send money to anybody they meet on the site.

App

OurTime App
  • The app's design is simple and linear
  • Icons and text are highly visible for the benefit of the users on the site
  • The app has the same amount of features as the desktop version

At first glance, an app for a dating site that caters to people over the age of 50 might seem impractical, but the app has seen a lot of usage and downloads since its launch. To be fair, the app's design and layout complements the site's target group, with visible fonts and accessible menus. Although it doesn't offer anything new in terms of features, it offers a chance for its members to use the site even while lying down or reclined on a chair.

Real Life Review

"I lost my husband to a heart attack and I was ready to live the rest of my life alone. At first, I felt that looking for someone new would mean cheating on my husband's memory, but 2 years as a widow have been nothing but pure loneliness. I'm still in good shape, and I still love going out to cafes, theatres and parks. However, I did not want to do it alone anymore. Through OurTime, I met Rick, who was a widower with 2 grown children. After 3 months of talking in chat, he finally wanted to meet and we had a lovely evening - a nice dinner and a walk may seem like an ordinary date to anybody else, but to me it felt as if I was young again. Because of OurTime, I found my constant companion, dear friend and lifetime partner." - Female retired teacher from Brooklyn (58) 

The website's layout is neat and organized. All features are easily accessible through the side and top navigational menus. The design is very functional and user-friendly, which is extremely important for a website that has people over the age of 50 for a target group.

OurTime Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Account registration
  • Profile Creation
  • Match search
Fee based Services
  • ConnectMe
  • NotifyMe
  • MatchMe
  • PromoteMe
  • ProfilePro
  • Profile Highlight (Value Plan only)
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Standard Subscription
1 Month29.96 $ / Month29.96 $
6 Months15.00 $ / Month90.00 $
Value Subscription
6 Months17.96 $ / Month107.76 $
OurTime Tokens
25 Credits0.04 $ / Credit0.99 $
110 Credits0.04 $ / Credit3.99 $
280 Credits0.04 $ / Credit9.99 $

Is OurTime expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers OurTime is average.

Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Via Mobile Phone

The main difference between the standard subscription and the value subscription is that the latter has the following additional perks:

  • Get notified when another user has read your message
  • Your profile has a different background color so it stands out from the rest
  • Your messages also have a different background color for the same effect

The token system is the online dating website's currency system. Aside from purchasing a paid subscription, users can pay for individual perks by purchasing tokens and spending them on the services such as:

  • Virtual gifts
  • Visibility boost

Subscription payments are renewed automatically. If you want to cancel your subscription, you must do so manually through your account settings.

Special Features

OurTime has several features which can increase your enjoyment of their dating service.These features help users find matches easier and increase their overall visibility on the site.

PromoteMe

By opting for PromoteMe, you can make your profile more visible to other users on the site. Once you avail of the service, your profile will be placed on the top of search results for other site users.

Virtual Gifts

More often than not, the person you sent a message to has probably received messages from other users as well. To make sure they take notice of your message, you can send them a virtual gift as well to get their attention.

ConnectMe

Once you get to know someone better, the site's text chat functions may start to feel constricted. If you want to take the next step but don't want to expose your phone number, you can get a virtual phone number via ConnectMe. This will allow you to talk to other users via voice call without compromising your identity.

ProfilePro

The site's profile fields and text boxes are there so you can freely express yourself and stand out from other site members. However, if you're not well-versed in expressing yourself, you can avail of the site's Profile Pro services. A group of professional writers will get the necesary information for you and finish your profile on your behalf, with the intention of making it look interesting and unique.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 4.5 / 5
App: 4.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
Men and women aged 50 and above are a growing demographic in today's dating industry. However, it is also the most neglected in mainstream dating websites. OurTime offers these men and women a safe and user-friendly platform where they can find other users in their area for love, friendship and dating. Of course, there will always be scammers on the website because of its target demographics, so just be careful with who you trust and report any suspicious individuals.

FAQ

Facts

Who is signed up to OurTime.com?

Majority of users signed up to OurTime are adults who are in their late 40s and above.

Why is OurTime.com so popular?

Because people over the age of 50 are actually a high population demographic, and mainstream dating sites just don't give that much attention to them. The site gets a lot of views and members because most of them are moving away from these mainstream sites and going to sites like OurTime, that cater specifically to their age range.

What's making OurTime.com successful?

OurTime is successful because it is a one-stop shop for everything men and women in their 50s need when it comes to online dating. Aside from giving users a chance to look for love and friendship, the site also gives them a chance to meet up personally and learn important dating lessons from webinars.

Is this site for younger people too, e.g. younger women looking for Sugar Daddies or younger men looking for “Cougars”?

Yes and no. The site is not exclusive to people in their 50s, and it allows younger people to sign up for an account as long as they are over 18 years of age. However, it is a site for younger people who just prefer older partners; it does not recommend certain shady practices, such as looking for older partners just for the sake of getting monetary and material support from them.

Where is ourtime.com located?

OurTime's offices are based in Dallas, Texas.

Who owns Ourtime.com?

OurTime is owned by People Media, a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp.

When was ourtime com established?

The website was launched in 2011.

Are match.com and ourtime.com the same?

No. Although the two sites come from the same company, they're not the same. Match.com is a general, mainstream dating site while Ourtime.com is a niche dating website that caters to people over the age of 50.

Usability

How does ourtime.com work?

Users open an account with Ourtime.com, complete their profiles and look for matches using the site's different search options. You can message any potential matches you're interested in by signing up for a premium account.

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  • 65 years
    25.09.2018

    Ourtime is an absolute scam site. Google reviews of OurTime and you'll see that this is the consensus view - your review is very much the exception... .95% of the messages and 'flirts' I received were obvious fake profiles with "60 year old" women using pictures of 25-y.o. beauty queens and embedded phone numbers and email addresses. They have an "F" rating from the BBB. «»

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Infos

Company:People Media
Phone-Hotline:(866) 727-8920
Adress:PO Box 12627 Dallas, TX 75225-0627