OurTime Reviews UK - 2019
NUMBER OF USERS:
AVERAGE COST A MONTH:
£19.99 A MONTH
MOST POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION:
55% | 45%
WhichDate Reviews – April 28, 2021
A senior dating site, billed as 'THE DATING SITE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE OVER 50'
Lots of choice and also offer the chance to get out to meet people face to face.
REVIEWED BY: Fred
LAST UPDATED: JANUARY, 2019
BIO: 58 year old Male who lives in the south of England
OurTime Review: Everything you need to know before signing up
One of our resident dating reviewers, Fred, has compiled an in depth look at OurTime.co.uk, including how much it costs to join, the different features, an overall summary and we have also included reviews from other users too.
OurTime.co.uk is a leading senior dating site in the UK. The site caters for users over 50 and has been owed by Match.com since 2009.
The site is a fairly new player in the UK market and so far they claim to have over 120,000 users, all of who are over 50.
I see this number increasing alot due to both the budget of Match.com and the fact that the over 50 segment in general is the highest growth section in the online dating world.
Below we have recruited Fred, a 58 year old singleton who has written an honest, in depth review of OurTime.co.uk for us.
We've tried to highlight what we think are the main features of the site and we've tried to compared OurTime to the other dating sites we've used, so hopefully it will help you decide where to go next.
OurTime: How Does it Work
OurTime is a traditional dating site. What I mean by that is that as soon as you sign up, you are given free reign to search and look at every other user of the site. You are placed in the pot and it is down to you to find and speak to a potential suitor. Read below to see how the sign up process was.
Our Time Dating Cost
The price of OurTime changes over the months, depending on how active you are and any promotions they are running.
I've copied below the full OurTime cost of memberships, but please bare in mind you probably wont have to pay that much.
For more information and tips, read the OurTime costs page.
If you are joining at a busy time (new year/Valentines) then expect prices to be slightly higher, so keep an eye our for an OurTime discount code which can save you a few pounds.
Price Per Month
TOP TIP: ALWAYS switch off auto renew on your account after you have signed up, otherwise you will automatically be charged the full amount for a new membership when yours runs out.
TO CANCEL OurTime AUTO RENEW you must wait 24 hours after signing up before you can cancel, which isn't very helpful.After the 24 hours, go to the 'my account' page by clicking on your profile picture in the top right and then click 'my account settings' and lastly click 'Suspend your account' - Don't worry, you will still be able to use the account until the end of your subscription.
OurTime Sign Up
If you have ever used Match.com then you will be familiar with the sign up process of OurTime. The layout of questions and website look are very similar.
I recorded myself going through the questions, so if that helps you get a feel for the site a bit more, then take a look.
Once the questions are finished you are automatically taken to the default homepage which highlights all users who are currently online and active.
After that you are free to either use the advanced search to narrow the pool of potential dates or use their 'Blender' feature, more info on these features is below, but Blender basically highlights 100 matches a day that fit into your search criteria.
Being a Match.com company, OurTime does a good job of filling the site with eligible users and so it is 100% worthwhile signing up to a free account even if it is just to see if there are people in your area or that fit your preferences.
As an alternative way to letting you manually search for a partner, OurTime.co.uk provide a feature called 'Blender'. Blender will recommend 100 matches a day for you to either select 'yes' or 'no' to. Be careful, once you select NO you wont see the profile again within Blender. It feels more like an app and it is a nice break from just searching hundred of profiles manually.
The advanced search feature lets you narrow down your search by a number of criteria. If you are looking for a person who enjoys reading a certain type of book, plays badminton and hates smokers, this is the feature for you. There are a large number of filters, so you can search to your hats content.
TIP - when first using this feature, be open minded, dont get too carried away by searching for a perfect 10 straight off the bat,
Winks let others users know you are interested in them and visa versa. Winks are a paid feature and so you will need an account to use it.
OurTime.co.uk offer a number of offline Activities especially for users of their site.
All members who have an account are invited to join the activities (provided their account has a photo and a fully completed profile)
You can invite up to 3 friends to join you in the activity and they dont have to be registered on Our Time either, but you will have ti pay for them.
If you have a paid account, you will get the events a little cheaper and also get to know about events before other non paid users.
Paid Features & Extras
Connect & Select Upgrades
Incognito is a feature whereby you can pay a premium of £1.99 per day to use OurTime.co.uk completely privately.
Boosts are a way for you to try and increase the visibility and activity around your profile. Again, you need to buy Boosts and once purchased, you can use them when you want*
2 of the most pointless parts of OurTime are the paid upgrades Connect & Select. I wont spend long on these as they are just money grabbing opps.
What Do You Get For Free
After signing up to OurTime you will be taken to a payment page, don't sign up straight away. Take some time to look around. I thought it would be useful to point out what you can do without paying a penny:
- you can look at profiles and their first 3 photos, which is nice
- Add people to your favourite lists
- See all users who are online
- Use the search filter
- Use blender
Our Time App
Currently the OurTime app isnt available in the UK only our US friends get to benefit from this. That being said, you an still use the site on your laptop or tablet easily. The app will be available soon, I m told an when it does it will be free to sue, much like how the Match.com app works.
OurTime seem to be easy (ish) to contact. I have an issue with my membership and they were quite responsive to help out, so overall I would say their customer service is acceptable.
OurTime Free Trial: 3 Days Free
Much like Match.com, OurTime offer a 3 day free trial once in a while. The easiest way to get a free trial membership is to take advantage of the 14 day money back guarantee. The refund isn't a full amount, but a pro rata amount and you MUST contact them via the online 'contact us' form on their site, once you are logged in.
OurTime Vs Match.com
- 6 Months £19.99 per month
- 120,000+ Targeted Users
- Lots of choice for people over 50
- Less Time Consuming due to lower number of users already sorted into your 50+ category
- If on the 'edge' of 50, no chance of finding someone younger
- Not as much choice as Match.com
- 6 Months £19.95 per month
- 4 - 5 Million Uk Members (these are accounts, not active users)
- Has alot of choice and member numbers
- More choice if you just refine members to 50+
- Less focused on 'long terms relationships'
- More Time Consuming
To keep it short and sweet - just use Match.com.
Because they are owed by the same company, they have the same number of members. So just use match and set your filter to 50+ and you will have the exact same users to choose from.
The only potential issue I see, is that maybe people joining OurTime are in a different mindset and more open to talk to the users who are strictly 50+, but in all honesty, just go with Match.com
How Safe is OurTime?
To ensure all users feel safe and comfortable you have the option to blacklist or report members if you feel anything inappropriate is happening.
By blacklisting a profile you wont be able to contact them and they will not see you or be able to contact you again.
Ourtime are recognised by the Online Dating association as a reputable provider.
OurTime Phone Number
Because the site is owed by Match.com, it feels very much the same, so you are getting an easy to use site and pushy messages to sign up to extras that aren't worth it.
The users of both Match.com and OurTime are exactly the same as pointed out by our lovely user reviews below, so to cut this review short, just use match.com so you will have a bigger pool of potential daters.
The Good Stuff:
- You know what you are getting with senior dating
- Middle of the road pricing
- Easy to use, both website and app
- Users are of the same mindset and place in life
The Bad Stuff:
- Not as much choice as Match.com
- 60+ might be better suited to this
- Makes you feel old
- Might aswell just use Match.com
Real User OurTime Reviews
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