One of the best and most popular features of a dating site is free online dating chat.
Chatting is a really good way to have a relaxed conversation with anyone you like and find out if that person is worth your attention.
Usually this includes the ability to send you messages.
A companion/dating site for older adults age 50 and over, Stitch launched earlier this year in San Francisco and is accepting signups from users in other areas of the country.
New York City and Los Angeles are up next and will launch when enough people have registered from these areas.
All of the sites listed here are free to browse, to set up a profile, and to communicate with others via message or email -- whether you initiate the contact or the other person does.
Date Hookup's criteria include hair and eye color, education, personality (shy or outgoing) and occupation.
In today's society, more than half of all marriages fail for various reasons.
The fact is that relationships, whether dating or married, are hard.
A recent Pew survey on remarriage found that divorce rates for older Americans have doubled since 1990 and one in two divorced or widowed seniors had remarried in 2013.
That represents a big boost for senior dating sites and an increase in the number of older singles populating the big sites like
Setting up and replying to personal ads online can get expensive.
Fortunately, there are free sites where you can meet your lobster and not break the bank.