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Dating Over 50? There’s a New Site For You

Our Time

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Our friends at IAC, operator of Match.com have created a new site for singles over 50 looking for love online. OurTime.com was officially launched this week to help boomer singles 50+ ?find age-appropriate dates.

I recently spoke with Josh Meyers, CEO of People Media about OurTime.com and the rebranding from their successful Senior People Meet service for those who don’t look or feel over-the-hill. I shared his enthusiasm of the new name for a senior online dating site as not everyone in their 50s is ready to be called a “Senior.”

After a soft launch a few months ago, the site was able to attract over 1 million active members in conjunction with SeniorPeopleMeet.com. This popular growing demographic for online daters has received a lot of attention recently.

According to a press release, IAC has recorded?a 400% increase in this member segment on People Media sites alone.

“This growing segment has clearly embraced online dating,” said?Greg Blatt, CEO of IAC. “Our approach with any demographic category is to provide online dating choices, and this is no exception. To complement the broad-based experience enjoyed by so many over 50 on Match.com, we’re offering the more targeted experience of OurTime.com.? We expect substantial growth to continue with this group across both properties.”

Boomer dating is growing in popularity as many empty-nesters become divorced around the age of 50. Not everyone gets fixed up by their friends. If they’re logging onto facebook, they might as well join an age-appropriate dating site.

Members of OurTime.com can opt in to be viewed on SeniorPeopleMeet.com with no additional charge.

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Top 10 of 2010 – Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

To remember 2010, we are pleased to share the best and highest rated show segments on Ask the Cyberdating Expert Radio Show during the calendar year.

All I can say is WOW! It’s been an amazing year filled with dating advice to help you while looking for love online. Over 37,000 loyal fans listened to the program, where we talked about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

Here’s our Top 10 list for the year for your listening pleasure.

1. The Frisky – Amelia McDonnell-Parry, editor-in-chief

2. Cupid’s Coach – Julie Ferman, founder

3. Liar Liar List – Beth Greenfield, founder

4. David Wygant – Dating Expert

5. Your Tango – Tom Miller, General Manager and columnist, Tomfoolery

6. OkCupid – Sam Yagan, CEO

7. Match.com – Whitney Casey, Relationship Insider

8. Senior People Meet – Dr. Terri L. Ohrbuch, The Love Doctor

9. People Media – Josh Meyers

10. Weopia – Dave Wilkie

The 2010 year also included well respected relationship authors and dating experts Andrea Syrtash, Lori Gottlieb, Dr. Carole Lieberman, Alix Strauss, Marie Forleo, Tina Tessina, Debra Berndt, Kristen McGuinness, Paige Parker, Dr. Diana Kirschner, Deb and Liv from Flirtexting, Cougar Expert Lucia, Carrie Seim, and Don’t Date Him Girl’s Tasha Cuningham.

We featured online dating sites and dating advice sites including Cosmopolitan – Ky Henderson, eLove – Paul Falzone, ?eHarmony – Dr. Gian Gonzaga,??The Wing Girls – Jet and Star, Brainiac Dating – Lawrence Chernin, ?Cupidtino – Mel Sampat, Perfect Match – Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Speed Date – Dan Abelon, Single Edition – Sherri Langburt, True – Herb Vest, Scientific Match – Eric Holzle, Opposites Connect – Larry Wilson, Meetcha – Jeff Taylor, and SKOUT Mobile Dating – Christian Wiklund.

A special mention goes to this year’s launch of the new digital dating cards with Lori Cheek from Cheekd and Rachel DeAlto from FlipMe Dating. It was an honor to feature Harvard Professor Michael I. Norton on the subject of virtual dating.

All of the programs can be heard at blogtalkradio.com/cyberdatingexpert

We’ll resume again in 2011 and look forward to hearing more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

Show segments:

1. The Frisky

2. Cupid’s Coach

3. Liar Liar List

4. David Wygant

5. YourTango

6. OkCupid

7. Match.com

8. Senior People Meet

9. People Media

10. Weopia

Cyber Love Story of the Week – Joan and Richard

Cyber Love Story of the Week - Joan and RichardIt was Love at First Sight for Joan and Richard who met on SeniorPeopleMeet.com.

The first time Joan got married was at the age of 17, shortly after she graduated high school. Widowed after 43 years of marriage, Joan decided to try looking for love online.

She was looking for a companion who treated her with respect and didn?t take life too seriously and joined a few Internet dating sites. At first, Joan was less than impressed with the online dating process.? She thought the people seemed more interested in hiding behind their profiles and e-mailing than actually meeting one another

One day, she joined SeniorPeopleMeet where she was only browsing profiles — that is, until she received an email from Richard.

Like Joan, Richard was widowed as well. ?He was a retired naval captain and liked the way Joan presented herself on the website, with current pictures and ?no sunglasses.?? At age 75, Richard was clearly older than 67-year-old Joan, who wasn?t sure about the age difference at first. Joan lived in northern California at the time.? After some successful phone calls, the couple met up in San Diego when Joan visited for a business convention.? Ultimately, it was Joan?s daughter who encouraged her mother to meet Richard in person by simply saying, ?What have you got to lose??

On their first lunch date, the two heard more than one comment from strangers about what a nice married couple they looked like.? One day after meeting, Joan turned to him and said, ??Is this what they mean by love at first sight?? to which Richard responded, ?Yes, I think it is.?? They spent the rest of her trip together, and maintained a long-distance relationship from October 2008 onward.? In January of 2009, Richard asked Joan to marry him. She moved from Sacramento to Coronado and the two were married in February, 2010.

Congratulations to Joan and Richard who both got a new start at love on Senior People Meet.

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The Love Doctor on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Listen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show, where ?Dr. Terri L. Orbuch, The Love Doctor for SeniorPeopleMeet.com provided terrific online dating tips for singles of all ages. Senior People Meet focuses on singles in the 50+ crowd who are interested in finding love online.

Hear Dr. Terri’s dating advice for:

* Online dating safety
* When to introduce your date to your children
* Why physical qualities are important to both men and women
* When to take down your online dating profile

Listen to the program to learn more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

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Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show with Senior People Meet’s Terri Orbuch

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Join us this Saturday, June 19, 2010 as we welcome Dr. Terri L. Orbuch, ?The Love Doctor? at the online dating site, SeniorPeopleMeet.com. Dr. Orbuch is the author of 5 relationship books and is a frequent guest in the media. She’ll be available to answer your questions about dating for the over 50 crowd.

Call in on at 646-929-0012 at 2pm/Eastern Time, 12noon/Central Time, 11am/Pacific Time for dating advice and to learn more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

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Senior People Meet and Black People Meet on Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Listen to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show, where my guest Josh Meyers, CEO of People Media talked about the success of their niche online dating sites.

People Media runs over 20 Internet dating sites focusing on Black People Meet, Religious People Meet, and Hard to Define People Meet. Some of their popular sites include Single Parent Meet, Black People Meet, and ?Senior People Meet. They were acquired last year by Match.com.

We gave dating advice for singles looking for love online including the details from their recent DataDating poll, Spring Training Tip for Singles: Don’t Crowd the Plate When You Step Up to Bat. ?According to Meyers, “Professional baseball players use Spring Training to get in shape and tune up their game before they hit the field on Opening Day.” With spring season in the air, some of these tips apply to online daters.

  • When at bat: Ask questions and listen well
  • Play it safe: Do not go past first base
  • Warm-up: Plan conversation-starters
  • Avoid curve balls: Focus on the positive

Listen to learn more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

Singles can sign up for free at PeopleMedia.com to set up their profile. The membership rates range from $14.95/month to $9.99/month for a six-month membership.

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show with Josh Meyers, CEO of People Media

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show

Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert

Join Cyber-Dating Expert Julie Spira on Saturday, May 15, 2010, as she welcomes Josh Meyers, CEO of People Media to Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show.

People Media runs over 20 online dating sites and communities including the popular Senior People Meet, Black People Meet, and Single Parent Meet.

You’ll hear about their features and why niche sites are growing in popularity.

Call in at 2 pm/ET, 12 noon/CT, 11am/PT at 646-929-0012 for dating advice and to learn more about dating, love and romance in a Web 2.0 World.

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