Singles50: The dating site for NZ singles over 50. But how good, and how legit is it?


(84/100 points)

Singles50 NZ is a dating service that focuses exclusively on singles in their prime. Women and men over 40 are looking for a life partner here.
Dating site for singles over 50 with ambitions
says Ben

Anyone who is around 50 years old and is trying to find love on the usual online dating sites in New Zealand quickly realize one thing: there are few members in the 50+ age range.

For singles in their prime, there are not as many NZ dating sites yet: One of them, however, is Singles50. This dating service focuses exclusively on the 50+ generation. Reason enough to take a closer look at this site.

The following report summarises our experience with this dating site. We look at the functions, the membership structure, the way it works as well as the prices and, of course, the chances of success.

Singles50 in comparison

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Popular dating site for educated singles

Academic Singles is aimed at academics and educated NZ singles who are looking for a suitable life partner among like-minded people.

Intelligent and thoughtful matchmaking

If you’re looking to find someone on your wavelength, EliteSingles is the dating service for you! With a detailed personality questionnaire and profile builder, being matched with someone who has similar qualities, values, and professional achievements is almost a guarantee.

POF is Match-making over 1M relationships per year (globally)

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The leading dating site for finding relationships that last

Like many other dating sites on the market, eHarmony matches people with others that have something in common with what interests them.

Singles50 Pros

  • Easy-to-use platform, straightforward

  • Photos can be unlocked individually

  • Wide range of options for profile design

  • Verified profile photos

  • App for Android and Apple users available

  • Fair prices

Singles50 Cons

  • Cancellation periods are somewhat tight

  • Functions of the free basic membership are limited

  • Search results do not always correspond to your own search criteria

1. Can Singles50 convince? Chances of success for singles around 50

On dating sites that focus on the 50+ generation, the member pool may seem more manageable at first, but since you can only find singles in a similar age group here, you have more choice than on other dating sites where most members are between 25 - 35 years old.

What else can Singles50 offer?

Very briefly:

Singles50 is a reputable platform operated by a large and internationally known dating company. The platform is very well designed. You can find your way around really quickly. At the same time, Singles50 offers many possibilities to create your own profile. So you will be able to meet many meaningful profiles of other singles over 50 here. Many of the members seem to be well educated and are looking for other singles of a similar age and nature. The dating site also has an Android and iOS app and the prices are quite fair compared to other large dating sites.

Short personality test during registration?

If you register on Singles50, you will get to the personality test after a few clicks. The questions are smartly posed and don't take much time.

singles50 personality test

The test takes about 5 minutes, after which you are asked to upload a profile photo. You will also be asked many more questions. With these answers you can fill out your profile in addition.

What are the advantages for you?

On the one hand, the questions in the personality test shed light on different areas of your life, which is why the answers on other profiles are interesting to read. Secondly, the answers are presented in your profile in a very appealing way. Hardly any other online NZ dating site offers something like this.

You decide whether and who can see your profile picture

On Singles50 you can make your profile picture visible to everyone or blur it out. If you choose the latter option, you can unlock your photos individually for selected members.

What are the members looking for on Singles50 NZ?

The platform does not explicitly ask about intentions, but the profiles of the members speak a clear language: almost all of them are looking for permanent partnerships. Most members also have certain expectations of their new life partner and come themselves with a good sense of quality.

Our first conclusion:

It is clearly noticeable that there are professionals running this website. They know what it takes to make a good dating site. Both the design of Singles50 and the intelligent profile layout leave nothing unfulfilled. Anyone over 50 who is looking for a committed relationship (again) should feel at home here!

Our recommendation: be2
A popular NZ dating site for everyone

On b2 NZ you’ll surely find singles from all age groups and from all walks of life. There is something here for everyone.

Singles50 - profiles and functions in check

How does the matching algorithm work on Singles50 NZ?

The matching of Singles50 is based on the personality test that you complete at the beginning of your registration. Based on the results of the test, members are suggested to you. There are about 20 per day.

So you don't get access to the entire member pool here, instead you are presented with a daily pre-selection of singles who are a particularly good match for you.

What is the advantage?

Singles50 promises to offer you only suitable matches, so that you can concentrate only on the members who are a good fit.

However, we noticed that the search criteria are unfortunately not always taken into account. So if you want a partner with children, you will also receive suggestions from singles without children.

A look at the help area of Singles50 told us why this is the case:

"Sometimes we present you with members who don't exactly match your search criteria. Our system looks for the best matches for you and doesn't exclude suitable matches just because one preference doesn't fit."

Let it sparkle: Many contact options on Singles50

This dating site also stands out with creative ideas when it comes to contact options. You have the following options:

  1. The well-known "like function". Simply click on the heart that you find on every profile.
  2. The greeting option: Here you can choose between 6 greetings. From a shy smile to an enthusiastic wave. Or would you rather choose a kiss?
  3. The friendly “break the ice” questions: You can choose which question your profile visitors should answer for you.

break the ice singles50

View more suggestions?

Initially, Singles50 gives you about 20 contact suggestions. That makes the platform look a bit poor. However, there is a trick:

If you click on the tab "Who is online", you will be presented with even more members who - just like you - are also all online right now. You can also filter the results, but unfortunately this filter can only be used in the premium version, i.e. with a premium membership.

Love at first like?

Under this category you can "like" or sort out the members according to their photos.


Testing Singles50: Our experience with this dating site

Is it possible to test Singles50 NZ in the free version?

We have to answer this question with an obvious "yes and no".

As a free member, you can only view photos in a blurred way. If you click on profiles under the tab "Who is online?" you are also immediately redirected to the premium subscription page. Here Singles50 de could have allowed a bit more options.

Nevertheless, it's fun to surf through the varied profiles. A clear plus for the platform.

Can you contact other members with the free membership?

You can send greetings to members. Flirting requests can also be answered and sent in the free version. Unfortunately, you cannot send any messages. However, the fact that this function belongs to the premium functions is common with almost all online dating platforms.

Our tester found that the search function needs some improvement. While many people are certainly tolerant when it comes to children - most of them have already moved out by the time they are over 50 - smoking and religion can be a real no-go for some people. Unfortunately, the search often ignores these wishes.

By the way, the customer support of Singles50 is particularly friendly. All reviews in the app stores are answered and the help menu also invites you to contact them whenever you need to.

Bottom line:

If you are not sure whether you will be happy on this site, it is best to test the platform in the free version and take your time to look around.

Our expert says
I recommend to have a look at be2. In all tests the results were very positive and also the user feedback was outstanding.

Singles50 - Costs of the premium subscriptions

The subscription models of Singles50 are straightforward. The premium subscription can be chosen from 3 different options: 1 month, 3 months or 6 months.

Our tip:

Since the subscription for 6 months costs only 30 NZD more than the one for 3 months, we recommend taking the former. The search for a new partner usually takes some time anyway.

The payment options vary, but the total amount for the entire period is always debited.

Singles50 premium membership costs:

  • 3 months: 99.95 NZD / month
  • 6 months: 69.95 NZD / month
  • 12 months: 49.95 NZD / month

When and how can you cancel Singles50 NZ?

At Singles50 the cancellation period is 2 weeks. If you decide to cancel your premium membership, you can even do so by email or alternatively you can follow the instructions in your profile, which you will find under the item "Settings". Attention: This option is not available in the app. If you want to cancel, you have to log in on the website.

Deleting your profile is not a cancellation

In the settings option of your profile you will also find the option to delete your profile from Singles50. However, please note that deleting your profile does not constitute a cancellation. If you want to cancel the service, you must do so explicitly.

The ranking in comparison

Our recommendations

A popular NZ dating site for everyone

  • A good number of contact suggestions
  • Search across borders function
  • A balanced gender ratio
  • A clear and easy interface design
  • Several different ways of initiating contact with users
Popular dating site for educated singles

  • High success rate: 41%
  • Easy to use: Focus on what's important
  • Balanced women/men ratio of 49% to 51%
  • No fake profiles were discovered during the test
  • Matching algorithms suggest suitable partners based on the psychological test
  • Profile photos can be unlocked individually
Intelligent and thoughtful matchmaking

  • The detailed personality test makes it highly likely you will be matched with someone similar
  • EliteSingles has within its site a range of good safety measures.
  • Relationship experts offer video tutorials and blogs offering advice as to how users can optimize their EliteSingles experience.
POF is Match-making over 1M relationships per year (globally)

  • Relatively free dating site
  • Additional safety features: audio messaging, photo filter bans
  • Anti-harassment measures
  • A good number of active users in NZ
  • Chemistry assessment tests
  • Requires upfront declaration of intentions and expectations on profile
The leading dating site for finding relationships that last

  • With the Compatibility Quiz and detailed profile builder, you can be sure to find a match with something in common
  • You are guaranteed new matches everyday, specifically selected by eHarmony according to your Compatibility Quiz
  • There are handy tips available for those new to the site — articles, vlogs and advice on everything from dating to relationships

FAQ - Singles50

User ratings and user feedback

Average User Rating
Average: 8.3 (7 votes)


03/05/2021 - 02:08

I think it's good that there is finally a platform for older singles. Tinder makes me feel like a granny. There are only some youngsters. On Singles50 I definitely feel like I'm in good company.

User rating
Average: 9 (1 vote)
03/12/2021 - 03:00

I am in my mid-50s and ready to start a new partnership after my divorce. I am in no hurry. Simply meeting, experiencing something together or exploring the area is the best way to get to know each other. I have got a good impression of singles50 so far. There could be more users in my area, but I'm also willing to drive to a date. All the women I have written to have been friendly and accommodating. I have experienced that differently in dating apps. I think singles my age can find what they are looking for here.


User rating
Average: 8 (1 vote)
03/13/2021 - 05:35

I still have mixed feelings about the Singles50 site. On the one hand, it's a great site because there's finally a dating site for older singles like me. You only meet like-minded people here. The bad thing about this site. There could be a lot more active members in my region. I have now registered as a premium member and will of course continue to use the site. But I already know that I would like to have more partner suggestions.


User rating
Average: 7 (1 vote)
03/20/2021 - 05:24

I can definitely recommend singles50 nz. I quickly found a partner here and am very happy. Never give up! There is definitely a suitable person out there waiting for you. Just meet as many people as possible. There will be a suitable person out there.

User rating
Average: 10 (1 vote)
03/23/2021 - 05:56

this is a very basic site in my opinion. No fancy functions. And this site could have more active members, at least in my area. Positive: At least there are singles my age. but i will probably have to drive to all the datis because there are few women near me.

User rating
Average: 4 (1 vote)
04/05/2021 - 22:58

've been using singles50 for over 6 months and I can't complain. I was hesitant at first because I didn't necessarily want to pay so much money for a dating site, but in retrospect I'm glad I did.

After 6 months I have found someone. Actually after 4 but after 6 months my membership expired. I haven't used the site for the last 2 months because I just got involved with a great man.

For me, singles 50 worked but I also had several dates before that that were rather disappointing. When writing, I was in contact with many men who were just strange or just desperately looking for a date. that's not for me. I need a partner who is full of life and who welcomes life with open arms. That's the way I am too.

How do you find your dream partner on singles50? For me, the secret is to fill out your profile properly. The partner suggestions are good, but I could tell a lot more from the individual details in the profile. That's why my recommendation before you start searching is to first create a real profile of yourself. And also a few good recent pictures. Nothing is worse than men who look completely different on a date than they do in their pictures. Oh yes, I had a few such candidates during my active time on singles 50.


User rating
Average: 10 (1 vote)
04/10/2021 - 04:04

Singles50 is definitely worth it. You shouldn't expect to get married again straight away. You will definitely meet nice people here. Expand your horizon again. And who knows what could come out of it. I've been on the site for 4 weeks now and this is my interim verdict on Singles50.

User rating
Average: 10 (1 vote)