Online dating has become increasingly popular for singles to connect; it has flourished into a number of sites that are now individually geared toward a specific demographic market. OurTime.com is an online dating service dedicated to connecting singles that are at least 50 years of age. The site was built on the idea that older people are looking for companionship with others who share the same life experiences.
It is free to become a member of OurTime.com and browse for singles in your local area. As a non-paying member you are unable to communicate with other singles. You must “upgrade” your account to a paid member status to use all of the features within their site. A one month membership costs $19.99, three months cost $54.00 and six months cost $72.00.
To cancel your subscription, you may do so through your online account, send a written cancellation by mail, or email their customer service team. There are no refunds for any payments plus you are also obligated to pay the remainder of the subscription fees for the package option you signed up for.
Payments are setup on autopay each month and your subscription is set up on auto renewal. Should you wish to cancel your renewal you must do so far enough in advance so they have time to process your request.
The great aspect of online dating is that it gives individuals a comfortable setting to strike up a conversation with someone whom they have never met. By avoiding the first impressions that accompany a face to face encounter or a blind date you can be yourself without having any expectations put on you. Online dating is also a great way to network the social scene whether it is find someone to date or just to find a good friend, anything is possible. In addition, you can focus your attention on individuals who have similar interests as you, making your chances for a connection even better.
The other side of online dating pertains to the risks involved. First and foremost, you don’t really know who is on the other side of the communication exchange. A profile picture may not represent the person who is replying to you. There is a possibility that the person on the other side is not who they claim to be and may even be an employee of OurTime’s parent company. Even though the site’s terms and conditions claim this is a way to engage its members and improve their services, it seems as if it is a method used to keep their paying subscribers.
Another risk involved comes hand in hand when the potential development of a relationship presents itself and the time comes when you both decide to meet in person. Safety is a common concern among all online daters. Take the necessary safety precautions and always meet in a public place. When meeting someone for the first time, don’t forget that while you may be looking for someone who resembles their profile picture, you may be meeting someone who looks completely different.
When dating online, keep your eyes open, don’t spill out your life story and never reveal your personal information.
81 ‘OurTime.com’ Reviews
Save your money and go to a nice bar instead!
In a nutshell the site just plain SUCKS!
1. Like every other "dating" site there is NO way to filter by race, weight, or other critical, personal requirements.
2. They constantly send you "matches" that you wouldn't date if someone paid you to go out with them!
3. The women on it (if they are indeed real) refuse to communicate with you even when THEY throw you a "flirt" or 'like". So why are hey there?
4. Like all the other sites OurTime sends out stupid, unwanted messages to the people YOU contact, saying stupid things like: "Mr Right likes you profile". I guess someone at OurTime thinks we aren't capable of communicating without them?
5. And the photos! What a joke!! 60 and 70 year-old women are posting photos of themselves that are 40 and 50 years old!! Or worse yet, profiles with no photo at all!! GIVE ME A BREAK - WILL YA'? Then there's the photos of the grand kids, pets and the all-to-familiar photos of women at their favorite vacation spots!!!
6. Then there is the occasional MAN who OurTime sends me as a "match"!!! Yeah? I don't think so!!
In the 4 months I was on this stupid website I had ONE date! I met her for dinner at a popular steak joint 60 miles for my house, with a dozen roses ($57) in my hand. The minute she got out of her car she apologized for the fact that her OurTime photo was 12 years old and that she had gained about 25 pounds!! During dinner she threw the BIG bomb on me, by revealing that she has no interest in the 6 or 7 Country songs I emailed her, that her 2 "daughters" are homosexuals, and that H#1 wears a rubber penis and is in the process of having a sex change, while H2 is bi-sexual, cuts herself up with razor blades and is as skinny as a rail, because she is anorexic!!!! But wait - there's MORE!!! Dreamboat Gina has an MBA in marketing, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic arts, owns a $285,000 house, and works as a web administrator at a LUTHERAN CHURCH!!! WHAT??? Yep - it's all true!
Amen and hallelujah!!!!
So with a freight train full of baggage like that, I dropped her like a hot rock!!!
When you get nothing but scammers something is wrong, I will agree they don't remove your information. You are not secure on that site. More need to file a complaint, and I will agree to ban them. They like taking your money but you have to fight to get it back when you don't use their services. I did get mine back. Keep on them people.
Ripped off from the start!
If there was a zero star I would give it. When you join for "free," what they really mean is you have to pay to use the site. Fine. They then list three options for paid membership: six months, three months, or one month. However, when you click on "continue" to get to the payment page, there is no pricing selection from which to choose. I made payment via PayPal, because I assumed, from my past PayPal experiences, that I would be taken to a final check-out screen where the price would be listed and I could either decline the transaction or accept it and make the payment. Not so.
Instead of an opportunity to accept and proceed or decline and exit, the only option was "Connect Me!" which is a feature of the site by which you can be connected via text message with the site as a filter.
Imagine my surprise when instead of paying for one month at $29.05 I discovered I had paid for $119.00 and change. OUTRAGEOUS!!! I immediately contacted "customer care," (an oxymoron if I ever heard one), to tell them to cancel immediately and refund my card. I also notified PayPal to dispute the charge, and next, if the charge posts to my credit card account, I will be contacting my bank to dispute it. At NO TIME was I ever informed what the price for this "service" would be; I had clicked on 'one month and ended up being charged for six.
What a reprehensible way to run a business. These people should be tarred and feathered for such bad business practices.. Which reminds me: next stop, BBB.org.
Didnt realize there was so many unattractive women over 50 until I git scammed into buying into this. And I get matches constantly that are anything but matches. Spend a little, lose a lot.
False profile information added by Ourtime
This site actually fills in your 'a little about me' section if you don't fill it out. When I hid my profile and deleted that section content, when cancelling my paid subscription, they auto filled it.
"I've always been an old soul. I enjoy my whiskey and my jazz. I love a good night of music and talking. Love classics and authenticity."
This is all completely false and filled in by Ourtime without my permission or consent. It also portrays me as an alcoholic. I'm fairly certain this is illegal and is definitely slanderous at best.
I will be forwarding this to Internet Fraud agencies as well as using all Social Media sites to spread the message.