The online dating scene is a bit of a jungle, with people claiming to be who they aren’t (younger, mainly) and potential matches getting stuck in endless email conversations before ever meeting.But with promising new sites launching all the time, it’s becoming easier to navigate the landscape and find the right fit for you, whether you’re looking for companionship, a lifelong lover or a fun date for the weekend.

Check it out at Match is one of the most well-known and widely used dating sites for all ages; roughly 30 percent of users are age 50 or over according to a recent article; no data is available for number of users over 60.

Why it made the list Unlike some sites, Match allows you to specify a wide number of criteria in the person you’re looking for.

You can specify religious status, smoking and drinking preferences, marital status and more.

The site’s well regarded Synapse matching algorithm uses your profile details, match criteria and on-site searches to find the best matches for you.

Cost $17.99 a month for 6 months, with discounts for first time users.

A free membership allows you to browse, but restricts your ability to interact with members or see who is interested in you.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 The downside Match has a high number of fake users, as do some of the other sites, and it doesn’t alert you to possible spammers.As with e Harmony, unsubscribing is reported to be difficult.Why it made the list e Harmony uses “29 dimensions of compatibility” to pick matches— based on an extensive questionnaire.