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Over 40 Dating Club Review

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Pros and Cons

Pros
• Membership is restricted to over 40s only.
• High local membership.
• Inexpensive to join.

Cons
• No computerised matching.

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Summary

The Over 40 Dating Club has a lot of members and is UK only, this means that there is quite a high likelihood of you finding someone fairly local. The site is the least expensive to join out of our top picks, but not all of the members are looking for a serious relationship, some of its members are only looking for friendship. This is a specialist site for online dating over 40.

Full Review

The Over 40 Dating Club, unlike some other sites, has an over 40 membership only (although it does appear to have some members in their late 30s). This is a UK only site, and does seem to have quite a large membership - however not all of its members are looking for a serious relationship, some are only looking for friendship, and others are just looking for fun.

Basic membership of Over 40 Dating Club is free, but this only allows you to browse. When you do upgrade to paid membership, you have full access to the site and all of its members. By comparison with other dating services membership of Over 40 Dating Club is relatively affordable - a three month membership is less than other sites will charge for one months subscription.

The result of this lower cost inevitably leads to some members joining and then, if they have not had much success in the first few weeks, not checking their messages as often as they might on more expensive sites. So if you send a message to someone who has been on the site for a long time, they may not get back to you straight away, so be patient. The upside of the lower cost is the larger pool of potential dates.

As a member you get the chance to complete your profile and add more photos. The profiling at Over 40 Dating Club is quite basic, it essentially consists of a brief description including height, marital status (divorced/single), number of children, level of education/occupation and type of relationship being looked for. There is also a brief list of interests.

This basic profiling is all that is used by Over 40 Dating Club to do any kind of matching, and is nothing like as detailed as Parship or eHarmony. However, unlike other sites, Over 40 Dating Club allows you to browse its full membership whether your profiles match or not - this puts you in complete control of your search, but you are also responsible for all of the filtering.

Members also get the chance to write a section about themselves in their profile. This can be as long as you wish, and is probably the most revealing section of the profile and the best section to look at to get an idea of what someone maybe like.

Communication is easy inside Over 40 Dating Club, you can send messages using the internal email system, or if you wish you can look for people online that are available to chat with. Chatting is by way of instant messaging i.e. you type a message and they type one back, this all happens in real time - just like chatting on the phone, but using your keyboard instead. If that seems a bit too instant, you can stick with the internal email system. To break the ice you can send a virtual bunch of flowers!

Over 40 Dating Club membership plans are as follows:

One month costs £14.95, three months £29.95, six months £49.95, and a whole year costs £64.95.

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