5/5 stars

OurTime Review

Short Info

  • 1 500 000 active users in the US

  • 40-60 age range of users 

  • Free mobile app (Android, iOS)

  • International dating site

  • 55% women vs 45% men

  • Anonymous and secure video calls

Our Review

Launched in 2011, OurTime is a matchmaking website for a 50+ audience. It belongs to People Media, which is owned by the parent company IAC. The company also operates Match.com and other famous dating brands. OurTime was merged with SeniorPeopleMeet and SeniorsMeet in 2019 so that now users have greater chances of finding partners due to the large member base of the OurTime brand.

In order to join OurTime, first of all you need to register.

Registration Process (<10 Minutes)

The registration process is simple and smooth. Unlike the majority of dating sites, OurTime does not have an email verification system, you can log in to your profile immediately after registering. However, the site will encourage you to verify your account via SMS later on.

Step 1. Indicate who you are looking for (a man or a woman).

Step 2. Choose your country and enter your zip code.

Step 3. Enter your first name and choose your password.

Step 4. Enter your date of birth and type your email address. There is no verification email.

Step 5. Describe yourself in a few sentences.

Step 6. Answer a few standard questions (for example, “Which decade of your life would you relive if you could? - My 20s, My30s, My 40s or I love where I am now”, “Book or Podcast: Which do you prefer?” and so on).

Step 7. Personalize your profile at your will (add more relevant information or upload photos).

Design and User Experience

The website has a clean and attractive design. The main theme plays with violet, blue, black and white colors. It may look a little bit outdated for some, however, the website is well-structured and organized. The text font is easy-to-read and pleasing to the eye. The interface is user friendly and easy-to-navigate for users with minimal technical skills. There are five main tabs on the top: Home, Inbox, Search, Matches and Tokens which you can buy if you wish to use just some of the special features while having a Standard Free Membership.

The mobile app visually looks and works in the same way as its desktop counterpart. The menus are easily accessible and the text font is clearly visible which is extremely important for the mature target audience of the brand. In terms of usability, the mobile app might be a better choice. You can search for other members or chat with your matches while on the go or lying down in your bed.

Main Features

The main feature of the site is its Profile Builder aimed to make the profile creation process easier and quicker. The builder asks you to fill out some relevant information details step by step, e.g. your height, weight, body type, personal preferences and so on. Most of the fields are optional to fill out.

Additionally, OurTime offers many special features. However, you need to subscribe to a Premium membership in order to use most of them. Some of those features are:

  • Video Date - virtual dates which you can arrange by video call functionality

  • ConnectMe - OurTime provides you with a virtual phone number so that you can call to another person and stay anonymous at the same time

  • PromoteMe - this feature allows you to place your profile at the top of the search results and make it more visible to our users

  • Virtual Gifts - you can send special images and other gifts to the person you like

Pricing Structure

Upon registration, you can use these services for free:

  • Profile creation

  • Search for other members

In order to read and send messages as well as use all the features of the website, you are advised to subscribe to one of the Premium packages:

Standard Premium Subscription (sending messages, using advanced features):

1 month - $34.96/month

6 months - $15.96/month or $95.76 in total

Value Premium Subscription (sending messages, using advanced features, notifications, profile highlighting):

6 months - $19.96/month or $119.76 in total

Tokens (purchase of specific features like virtual gifts and visibility boost):

55 credits - $0.05/credit or $2.99 in total

110 credits - $0.05/credit or $5.99 in total

280 credits - $0.04/credit or $9.99 in total

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Free registration and profile creation

  • Large user base

  • Profile Builder feature

  • Verified profiles and reviewed pictures

  • Well-suited daily matches that increase your chance to find a partner quickly

  • Good balance between genders

  • 100% safe, anonymous and ad-free experience both on the site and app

  • Secure video calls

  • Extensive search filters

  • Singles activities and special events

  • A lot of special features

  • Minimum 1 month subscription

  • Premium membership can be cancelled online by giving a minimum notice period of 14 days

  • Reasonable pricing for paid subscriptions

  • You need to have a Premium account to at least read and send messages (like the majority of dating sites do) 

  • Auto-renewable subscriptions (like most of the dating sites have)

Important Things You Need to Pay Attention to

Before you decide to subscribe to a paid membership, please test the website and consider the pricing for each package to understand if it is worth your time and money. Also, be sure to cancel your subscription after you find your partner, otherwise it will be automatically renewed for the period of the same length as the initial one. Date wisely and responsibly!