Normally what the sites offer is a free trial period of say three days, or the opportunity to create a free profile.
If you have a profile other members can see it and contact you.
Many people over 40 are tired of traditional relationships, where all the excitement is in the past and all the emotional burdens are in the present.
Usually this includes the ability to send you messages.
Some sites will then allow you to see the content of those messages, others won’t. This means that unless the person contacting you sends you a phone number, or email address (some sites automatically remove these) you won’t be able to contact them until you pay for your membership.
While free dating sites offer you a database of ‘single and looking’, premium platforms invest in providing professional matchmaking services (e Harmony and Match are famous for their sophisticated algorithms) and other useful features (we love Zoosk’s Behavioural Matchmaking feature).
They usually have their own custom-built matchmaking algorithm that gives suggestions of other online daters you are compatible with based on shared interests, educational and social background.
This inevitably leads to a much lower quality of matches than a highly focused premium dating site like Elite Singles.