About OurTime

OurTime is an online dating website specifically targeted at single men and women ages 50 and over.

In order to begin using OurTime.com, you’ll first need to sign up for a free account by entering your name and email address, choosing a username, and then uploading a photo and writing a short bio about yourself (both of which are optional, but greatly increase your chances of meeting a match). You can also answer questions about yourself such as height, weight, gender, marital status, smoking preferences, your body type (e.g. “slender,” “a few extra pounds,” “big and beautiful,” etc.), as well as how you’d classify your looks.

Once your OurTime account is set up, you’ll gain immediate access to your dashboard, which includes your inbox, a list of people who have viewed you, your Flirts, other users the system has automatically matched you with based on answers to the above questions (known as Instant Match), as well as the number of tokens remaining (more about this in a moment). You’ll also be able to view members who are currently using the site and who are available for live chat.

With this said, the primary communication methods you’ll use on OurTime.com are:

  • Flirts, which are “nudges” you can send to other users to let them know you’re interested based on the information found in their profile.
  • Direct messages
  • Live chat

Nearly all communication on OurTime will begin with Flirts, and if the other user is interested you can begin sending messages back and forth, and eventually have a live chat session.

Sounds pretty straightforward, right? But regardless of the type of relationship you’re pursuing, is OurTime.com the best way to meet someone over the age of 50? Consider the following:

Beware of Online Dating Scams

Unlike some of the other well-known “mainstream” dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony.com, OurTime.com does not attempt to verify that the information posted by each user is legitimate, so you’ll have no idea if they’re being truthful or not.

Because of this, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with OurTime’s Safe Dating Tips before you contact other users.

Other Mature Dating Websites

Also, keep in mind that there are several other niche websites for mature individuals, so you’re not just limited to OurTime.com. In fact, as we’ll discuss in a moment, the company behind OurTime even hosts another mature dating site called SeniorPeopleMeet.com.

What’s the Deal with All These Tokens?

Do you remember taking your kids to the carnival, county fair, or indoor arcade/playground, and purchasing a ton of tokens in order to play games, enjoy rides, and eat all the fun junk food? Well, once you move outside of traditional dating sites, the trend seems to be nickel-and-diming you for each and every connection you make, using this same token/coin concept.

This means that in addition to the cost of your membership, you can also purchase OurTime.com coins to help promote yourself and put your profile in front of more users. However, unlike other coin/token-based sites, such as AnastasiaDate, Zoosk, and FarmersOnly.com, it appears OurTime only uses coins for self-promotion, in addition to hiring the services of the company’s Profile Pro profile consulting service, which can help you “design a profile that will get you noticed and boost your chances for romance.”

We’ll talk more about this in the Pricing section, but keep in mind that using this coin-based model, you can quickly spend tens (or hundreds) of dollars promoting your OurTime profile in the blink of an eye.

Why Don’t Customers Seem Pleased with OurTime?

Overall, it appears that the vast majority of OurTime.com members were dissatisfied with their experience. Why?

Because based on more than 230 BestReviews.net reviews (as of 3/2/15), OurTime had an average rating of 1.5 stars. Here, most complaints appear to revolve around fake accounts set up to lure you into paying more (we’ll talk about this again in the final section), which is known as a romance scam; the inability to adjust key search criteria (e.g. age range, distance from your location, etc.); the automatic account renewal feature; and poor (essentially non-existent) customer service.

In addition, DatingSiteReview.com readers gave OurTime.com an average rating of 2.1 stars, with many of the same complaints noted previously.

From a company perspective, OurTime is owned by People Media, Inc., who also operates Match.com and other niche dating sites such as BlackPeopleMeet.com, CatholicPeopleMeet.com, JPeopleMeet.com, LoveAndSeek.com, SeniorPeopleMeet.com, and SingleParentmeet.com. The company holds an F rating with the Better Business Bureau based on 540 closed complaints (as of 3/2/15). Once again, nearly all complaints reference the same situations as above.

OurTime.com Pricing & Refund Policy

OurTime is free to join, although you’ll need to upgrade to a paid membership if you want to read flirts you’ve received, to send emails, and to chat live with other members. Prices are as follows:

  • 1 Month: $29.99 – Includes mobile access.
  • 6 Months Standard: $88.94 ($14.99/mo) – Includes mobile access.
  • 6 Months Best Value: $107.94 ($17.99/mo) – Includes mobile access, message read notification, profile highlight, and message highlight.

Important note: Keep in mind that your membership plan will automatically renew, so if you don’t want this to occur, you’ll need to contact the company and have your account cancelled before the renewal date. As we mentioned above, this automatic renewal feature is the top complaint associated with OurTime, so it’s very important to keep this in mind if you decide to give the site a try.

In addition to your membership fees, if you’d like to promote your profile or get some assistance writing your bio, OurTime.com tokens are priced as follows:

  • 25 Tokens: $0.99
  • 110 Tokens: $3.99
  • 280 Tokens: $9.99

Another important note: According to the token ordering page on the OurTime.com website, “If your token balance reaches 20 or below, your purchase will automatically renew for the same price and same number until you cancel via your Token settings page. By purchasing, you authorize us to charge your card now and upon each renewal.” Like your membership plan, this means you’ll continue being charged for tokens you don’t need if you’re not careful.

According to OurTime’s Terms & Conditions, there are no refunds available. In addition, there is no phone number or email address with which to contact customer service; only an online contact form.

Can OurTime Help You Meet Singles Who Are 50+?

Chopping to the point: In short, OurTime might be able to help you meet other singles over the age of 50. However, based on the hundreds of poor customer reviews and their seeming reputation for underhanded billing tactics, it’s our opinion that you’ll want to watch your credit card charges very closely if you decide to sign up for OurTime.com.

In fact, despite the fact that we provided zero information about ourselves when signing up for a test OurTime account, we were contacted by two individuals within 5 minutes. Of course, we would have had to pay in order to view these messages, which may be a strong indication that these were fake accounts set up to convince you to hand over your hard-earned money.

See Also: Watch Out for These 6 Red Flags When Dating Online

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6 Customer Reviews for OurTime

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 0 4 stars: 1 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 5
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1.5 months on OurTime

    After using OurTime for 6 weeks, I am fairly satisfied with its performance.

    I am an 80-year-old male and am looking for a woman who would join me in bicycling around the city for at least 25 miles at least once a week, and for bicycle trips to other parts of the world.

    Unfortunately, women about my age generally have all kinds of leg, knee, balance, or another physical ailment which prohibit them from biking, and I find myself looking for women in their young 60s.

    So far I have dated two women I found on OurTime who are in their 70s who can't ride a bike, but at least we can dance and do other things together. However, from research on another dating site, I found that most women in their young 60s are looking for men who are younger or very slightly older than them. So this is my problem.

    OurTime's search engine lets you set up age limits and mileage limits from your home and works very well. I found many women in their younger 60s who live reasonably close to me. Unfortunately, they don't generally respond to my messages.

    In this regard, I can't set these limits on OurTime Matches or Online notices. All of these seem to be controlled by OurTime, and for me, the minimum age they select seems to be about 70 and from anywhere in this country. So they are worthless to me except for penpal purposes, which I'm not interested in.

    The first thing that annoyed me with OurTime was the good looking, English deprived, scamming women (probably men) with their phone numbers or email addressed embedded in their picture or profile asking you to email or call them. I blocked them when they occurred and their occurrence rate has decreased considerably.

    As far as the coins, I never used them and never will.

    I read the small print when I signed on for six months with OurTime, but realized from the start that I need to follow their instructions to the letter in order to keep them from charging my credit card again when the six months time limit approaches.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Lot's of scammers

    This site has very few "real" people on it. A lot of FAKE profiles. It is nothing but a huge HEADACHE. Do not waste your time.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Scam Alert

    • McMechen, WV,
    • Feb 20, 2016

    I lasted five days on this site, and just wrote their customer service that I want to quit. The people I was matched up with were gross, and I have never been so insulted in my life. I now understand why only homeless, toothless and nasty men sign up, because no OTHER site would have them! Save your time and money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Hyperactive Automation and Signals

    • Memphis, TN,
    • Aug 29, 2015

    I feel that the site was not worth the money at all.

    1. Profile space is limited by character to much less than other sites.
    2. The automation is hyperactive and the layout confusing. It give you the impression there is activity there when there is none.
    3. The automation asks you to compare two member photos and if you like one image more than the other, it generates an interest message to them, whether you intended to or not.
    4. There is a start that indicated I was someone;s favorite every time I open it, and when I try to find out who, it just disappears.
    5. Search tool has very few search options compared to other sites.
    6. The available to chat markers are always on, and when I type a message, it always changes to user off-line 99 percent of the time.

    I think it's a completely bogus dating web site.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    OurTime Is a Total Waste of Money - Use of "Promote Me" Tokens are a Scammer Magnet

    • Atlanta, GA,
    • Jul 16, 2015

    IN MY OPINION:

    OurTime is promoting the use of its site by scammers as the following examples demonstrate:

    1) Allowing the use of Tags which include phrases like "Text me", "at six 7 2", "GEmail", etc. People that create these tags have no intention of communicating via OurTime. Their only desire is to get you off of the OurTime system as fast as possible before someone reports them to OurTime​ as scammers. OurTime should stop allowing the use of scam Tags which is a very simple program change.

    2) Several scammers have utilized the same profile information. Example "I am a teacher in a musical store". Commonly used profile phrases that are not common to the use of English here in the USA should be absolutely flagged as scammers. Very simple program change.

    3) Stop the scammers from signing up. It would be very simple for the OurTime programmers to capture the IP address of the person signing up for the service and compare this to the physical location where they claim to reside. When the IP address of the scammer sending the email is interrogated more times than not they are not physically located in the US. Rather they are located in Russia, Nigeria, California or the Midwest - not where they claim to live.

    4) Use of "promote me" tokens is a magnet for scammers. I've used tokens to promote me over 20 times and EVERY SINGLE TIME I've received replies for numerous scammers.

    Bottom line: OurTime and other dating sites should be held liable for fraud committed against their clients as they do little or nothing to limit the fraud activity.

    Last bit of advice: Most scammers will want to jump to email quickly.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Money grubbers

    • Florida,
    • Jun 7, 2015

    If you want to lose more money than you plan on losing, I say join. All the online reviews should tell you to steer clear of them. Once they get your credit card info they are like leaches, you can't back out and they've got you. Now you will have to jump through more hoops than a circus dog to keep them from helping themselves to your cash. They are just another class action lawsuit waiting to happen. I cant wait to see them go down with their ship.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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