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.
67 ‘OurTime.com’ Reviews
Mislead you with number of views
I have been fortunate over the years to meet a few really nice guys on dating sites and had a couple long term relationships as a result.
I decided to try Our Time for a month with some hesitation based on the reviews. I have no complaints about the payment confusion as the majority do here on this forum. You just have to be very aware of the "plan" you select before paying because it will keep defaulting to 6 months. Regardless of which plan you use, it's very easy to turn off the auto renew so you won't continue to be charged beyond the period you purchased. That is the least of my complaints. In general it's about being computer savvy.
What Our Time does that has turned me away forever is they notify lots of men that I have viewed their profile when I haven't. Check out "Who I Have Viewed." Mine shows 170 men that I supposedly viewed. I keep a list of who I've viewed with a short note about each one so I don't spend time going back to a profile several times to remember why or why not I would be interested in them. In one week, I have viewed 37 profiles, NOT 170. It is obvious only a small percentage of men who show having viewed me actually have. Pretty obvious actually. It shows my profile has been viewed 171 times. Coincidence that the numbers are basically the same? I think not.
Our Time could have decided to be a quality site but have chosen to knowingly be unethical and misleading to make a profit. And they are very successful in achieving their goal. I'm still waiting for someone to start a true dating site for the over 50 crowd. But the little guy can't compete with the marketing dollars of Match.com/OurTime. Very unfortunate.
Renewal a Scam
This is supposed to be user friendly and for Seniors.
The scam comes in that you must remember when your membership ends. In my case I entered that I do not want to continue after a paid period, They took the money out of my debit checking account without authorization. They send no reminders of membership end dates. No proof that I canceled prior to the end date. Recommend you try E Harmony or other dating sites.
I'll never, ever go back.
you have my pic
A fb friend pointed out that you have my pic flowing thru the newsfrred. Take it down....... NOW. FALSE ADVERTISEMENT BECAUSE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS SITE, SO I CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE A PROFILE...
What a scam
I should have read all these reviews before I signed on with them six months ago. I didn't get any useful matches, so I did what I thought was cancelling the membership only to find a charge from them for a renewal on my credit card today.
I sure wish I had read all of these comments before I signed up for the low price three month trial. I just saw a charge on my credit card for a renewal and it was over $70.00. I have emailed them to take it off but I don't hold out hope for it after reading these comments.
I am very disappointed with Our.Time.Com. I have encountered fake profiles - the people are not real! I put in my preferences and get views, messages, search engine misinformation (does not comply with my setting), from people who do not meet the preference settings; ie no picture, wrong ethnic race, distance, age, and sex! The new members tab is a joke - same people every week. The site is a joke - I can't get in touch with a customer service rep to complain as I suppose they don't have one (it is fake too)! I would not recommend this site to anyone!
Ripoff! Their customer service, auto renewal and refund policy sucks. Customer service won't get back to you. They do not have a refund policy. If they send you an email advertising reduced renewal rates ($39.95), don't click it. Beware, the reduced rate will only be tacked on to the already ($71.94) renewal rates and the auto renewal does not notify you of pending bank transactions. If you plan on cancelling, send yourself a calendar reminder to cancel before they can get to your bank account.
OK this is for all of your attention on this site. I used to work for People Media in Costa RIca and they are a huge RIP OFF. I cant call them a scam because if you sign up for an account you better read the Terms And Conditions immediatly and thoroughly. THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION>>>>>The easiest way to get this turned off is call them and SAY you met someone. THey will not try to keep selling to you if you do. CALL...877-727-8920 and you will get through. They will answer PEOPLE MEDIA....Tell them your account and tell them you want any OPEN account to be closed. THEY WILL LEAVE anything you dont mention open. I suggest a class action suit against them and MATCH.COM if you want to accomplish anything as far as getting refunds back but remember...If you send a message at any PEople media site you will not be eligible for a refund. The Customer service is done PRIMARILY in COSTA RICA for a company named VIALINX!!!! THey are a shady company with shady business practices and handle only rippoff companies such as SCORESENSE, AND PEOPLE MEDIA AND MATCH.COM SITES....DONT get taken advantage of. STAY away from anything dealing with these companies in order to have a happier life.
OurTime is a Scam
They are nothing but a Scam and will take your money and then remove parts of your profile so you can't even use it!
Today, I created a male profile to see what my competition would be on Ourtime. I was offline and Ourtime had me online. Avoid this website, permanently. Women, cancel as soon as possible. Do not waste your money.
All the men on this site look 10 to 20 years older than the stated age.
Most of these GEEZERS want a 35 year old hard body. Come on, you couldn't get one when you were young let alone now. Constantly paired with people I said NO to over and over again. No real selection
Romance scam/emerald 360/Battaglia
Apparently ourtime does not do any checking on its members. I met a nice gentleman, saying he was in the military, and was on deployment to Afghanistan. I googled him, he had a facebook page, so I thought the names and pictures match. I Talked to him for about a week, online, until he hit me up for $16000. Then I spent about 4 hours researching him and found his pictures were of the csgtmaj of the enlisted fleet of Marines. Yeesh, did I feel stupid.
On top of that I signed up for initially one month. They dinged my CC for 6 months and do not return my requests for resolution. I can not find an actual phone # for them.
I suggest going anywhere else for a dating service.
I'm very driven to report my experience with OurTime. In a nutshell, stay away at all cost. Read on if you want to find out why.
I joined them last spring (2013). At first I thought they were okay. in fact, I did meet someone really special and suspended my account while exploring this new relationship. After a few months, we broke up and I reactivated my account. When I logged in, I was greeted with a "Welcome Back" banner. So far, so good.
Upon examining my profile I was aghast to discover numerous woman had been trying to contact me. I had emails coming in throughout the time my account was deactivated. As I've always done in the past, I went about responding to all the messages, no matter how old, explaining the situation. I try to treat people kindly and if someone takes the time to reach out to me, I always respond in kind.
Luckily, when I deactivated my account, I also set my account to not auto-renew. My account is only a few weeks from expiring and I'll be curious to see if they in fact honor that. If not, there will a complaint filed with my state's Attorney General.
Next, I went about perusing profiles of women in my area. I was startled to discover the profile of a dear friend who lives nearby. She'd been engaged and was I wondering if she and her beau had split. Nope, they're still together. I sent her a screen capture of the profile and she said that was her profile from a site called MatchMaker and that her account with them had been closed for 1 1/2 years. Her profile on OurTime said she'd been active in the past week.
I've also had dialog with other women on OurTime who've had terrible experiences with the site. Renewals are made even when they request they not be. I've found their interface to be onerous and unintuitive. For reasons I can't explain, women will get flirts from me when I didn't send one.
All of this has combined to totally turn me off of OurTime. I'd highly encourage everyone to avoid this site.
Scammers and Rude, Crude Men!
You have to pay, if you want to get and reply to messages. Then, it's auto-subscribe, and re-bill, unless you find the place on the web-site to cancel the auto-billing. They do little, if any, real "matching"; most is just geographical area, regardless of the parameters you set, such as "non-smoking." Many, many recent widowers or never-marrieds supposedly looking for marriage. Also, a high number of Legally Separated men, which to me, means they are married, and MAY be in the process of a divorce. If the men post photos, they half the time are wearing sunglasses, or the quality is so poor you can't tell what they look like. Or they post their baby or grade-school photos. You may get a "flirt", and if you respond with something like "I'm not seeking a long-distance relationship and good luck" you almost instantly get a message that declares their willingness to re-locate; if you answer again, you quickly get exactly the same message; I imagine they are computer-generated from a scammer. Many men ask immediately for your e-mail or phone number, and don't want to use the web system. They say they really live closer, but their son set up the profile and they can't change their location! I was even matched with my DEAD EX-HUSBAND. (He probably signed up for a whole year to save a few bucks.) I didn't even get a reply from Customer Service, so I just blocked him so I didn't have to keep seeing his photo show up as a possible match. One man who really, really wanted to meet me, but could only chat, or send e-mail on the site, and not use a telephone, turned out to be a total pervert, having his own page on an amateur porn website! (I paid for a background check, but found out a lot on my own, thanks to Google, and him using the same profile name on countless sites.) With some work, this site could be made more acceptable, but I consider it near the bottom of the barrel. Their TV ads are nice, but the quality of the men is absolutely disgusting. Many want a "Casual" relationship, and some are more explicit. My subscription runs out in a few days, and I will erase all the info I can and delete my photos, as well as following their instructions and writing to Customer Service. It's gotten to the point that when I'm out, I worry I might see, or recognize, or be recognized by, some creepy guy from their site. I had high hopes for this site, as it was geared towards seniors, but I am extremely disappointed in it.
REALLY TERRIBLE SITE!!!!!
I have been on a few dating sites, over several years, and Our TIme is BY FAR the WORST. As some people commented above, I would get messages asking for a response, and then after writing a polite and, I think, reasonably interesting response, would never hear anything back. I am an older, but, people say, intelligent, nice and
attractive woman, so why would these men not respond unless they
are frauds or not what they represent themselves to be.
I suspect that, in fact, this site employs people to make us think men
are interested in us and then when we respond never hear anything
again! I also would have a message from someone, and then 15
minutes later, when I would go back to it, it was gone. This happened a number of times!! I signed up for six months and hated the site after six days! There was no way to look someone up by the name they used on the site, and when I tried to take my complaints to the company I was unable to do so because I would not allow third party cookies into my browser! This is totally ridiculous, that there was never any way for me to make a comment or complaint. I went to my account page and checked the box for non-renewal, and although they have not tried to charge me, they have continued to use my profile to lure in other unsuspecting people, and there is no way to get my profile off the site as I cannot contact the company. Now that
I want to get my profile deleted I have received a whole flurry of flirts,
and messages, which, of course I can no longer read! I was able to
remove all pictures I had posted, but could not remove the written
introduction and answers to questions. In my opinion, this site is a
scam and a complete waste of money!!!!
Gang memebrs site (Hoodies on! Sunglasses on! Hide your face!) and no refund policy
I sign in because cant see the mailbox until pay - and I glad I pay for one month only because on site mostly guys who looks like gang members - with dark hoodies with hood on, "golden" chains, tattoos, sunglasses on... Looks very dangerous! Also there some gigolo who looking for rich senior lady who need young companion... Yuck!
And one mn keep sending messages every hour and they all the same - computer generated!
No refund - so even if you just join, they will NOT return the money....
"Matches" not really match anything, they have empty profiles so how they match?! Searchonly age and area, no criteria like druncard\not, drugs\no, gambling\no, educatedno, etc.....worst site ever!
SCAM, The are same as "Chemistry.com" really located in Costa Rica not Texas they over charge first time with no final check total page before clicking, they don't reply to emails about refunds and when you finally get a phone operator standard response is you already used the site no refunds. They also do un-authorized auto renewal. 400 un-resolved claims with BBB, Better to tell them you are contacting Texas ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Juliana OrmsbyJune 02, 2013
I just signed up for a one month subscription, but I have received no email about my being a member. When I tried to access my account, I was told it did not exist. I'm having bad feelings about this site and regret I decided to join it. Now I'm afraid they will misuse my credit card information.
Is anything honest these days? Remember "Enzyte" with the ads for "Smiling Bob" who had taken this "penis enlargement" pill? Enzyte was a scam, but by the time people starting reporting and suing them, they had made enough money to just pay off the suits and disappear.
What a joke
Age 45+ Fatithful Women in Toronto Wanted! That's the ad! What the heck is a fatithful woman??? And why aren't there any "fatithful" men wanted? What a joke.
Are these real people on this sight?
I get flirts and when I answer back I never hear from them again. Last night I was answering a getlemen that seemed very interested.This morning I was going to reread what we wrote, and he was removed from the sight, it's the second time this has happened. Is this sight known for scamming people? I don't want to renew this sight when my 6 months are up. Has there been a problem with cancelling? Thanks for any info I can get.