In this Senior Sizzle review, we’re going to take a close look at what it’s like to use SeniorSizzle.com for yourself. You want to know if it’s a legit dating site, if you can get real dates from it and if a subscription is worthwhile.
You’re in the right place because I’m about to cover all of that and more. Ultimately, we want you to spend more time on real dates and less time testing new sites. Not to mention the risk to your credit card with some of the dodgy sites out there.
Let’s start by looking at the process I use to test each of these dating sites.
Now, let’s get into what I found while trying to complete this process on SeniorSizzle.com.
You’ll see for yourself from the screenshots in this review, the site template is dated if nothing else. It also gives off a number of red flags that it’s probably a scam site.
Believe it or not, though, this site is actually legit. Still, that doesn’t always mean it’s worth your time on money. Before I get further into that, let’s take a look at a high-level comparison between SeniorSizzle.com and AFF.
As the biggest name in hookup dating sites, it’s the ideal site to compare against for context.
Our team rates each site objectively based on many hours of independent research, the features each site offers, and how it compares with other sites. The ratings are the opinion of our editors and their extensive experience.
|Quality of Women|
Our opinion of how attractive the typical woman is that uses this site and how easy they are to connect with compared to other sites.
How many people are using this site to actually meet people compared to other sites.
How easy is this site to use and how quickly can an average person begin meeting people compared to other sites.
|Privacy & Safety|
Does this site take proper precautions to safeguard its members, their identity, and their data.
Our opinion of how easily an average person will be able to achieve their dating goals with this site compared to other sites.
Will the time and money spent using this site pay off for an average person based on the opinions and experience of our editors.
After doing a full review of Senior Sizzle we can say that it was pretty surprising. It has a pretty decent and easy to use design, there are a lot of people on the platform, and it’s easy to use. We didn’t have quite as good of results as we did with other similar sites but it was pretty solid.
As I’ll explain soon, the privacy and security on this site is pretty great and I saw it first hand.
For many of these dating site reviews, I’ll set up a fake profile. It’ll still be complete and look entirely real but it’s not my personal photos or information. I don’t want my articles to influence the outcome as I set up dates.
After a couple of weeks with a free profile, we upgraded my account to the premium one as usual. The next day, I attempted to log in and start chatting with women on the site only to find this message:
My account was no longer active. . . uh-oh. At first, I couldn’t be sure if this was a scam site where they delete your profile after taking your money. It seemed unlikely given that they’re part of the Friend Finder Network so I reached out to their support team.
A couple of days later, I received a response from the AFF risk management team. They were requesting verification of my credit card and driver’s license. Say what you like about the site’s poor design (and I will, next), at least you know they’re looking out for your safety.
The downside for this review, of course, is that I have limited screenshots to show you since I got kicked out!
Particularly as someone whose account was deleted after upgrading to premium, this was a little frustrating. But also a good thing for the site’s users, let’s not forget that. It’s a very good thing, just not for me.
Still, sometimes you want to get a feel for what the site is like before you go handing over your money. Unfortunately, these sites heavily restrict your access until you upgrade.
About all you can really do is look at some profiles and chat with people via Messenger. That means you can only chat to a handful of users while they’re online and active.
Take a look at the below screenshot as an example. As the heading suggests, it’s a filtered view, showing only the profiles I could view with a free account.
Given the apparent size of their user base, to be limited to seeing just four profiles is a little extreme but understandable.
Since this site is even part of the Friend Finder Network, my suggestion is to simply cut out the middle man. Go straight to their primary website, AFF, where the real action happens.
Rather than hanging out here and jumping through the hoops I have, invest your time in a real site. My experience on AFF has been several dates within about 24 hours with minimal work — so long as you take the time to set up a proper profile and engage.
No matter how good or bad a dating website might be, we still need to look at things objectively to really judge it. In the case of Senior Sizzle, the bad outweighs the good but it’s still important to take a look at both. If for no other reason than to better educate yourself on what a poor site looks like.
Now, back to the Senior Sizzle dating site review.
You don’t need to be a web designer to see this site is severely lacking. Credit where it’s due, it’s functional and somewhat intuitive but it’s still hard on the eyes.
With that said, you really can’t go judging a website by its appearance alone. Some of the most dangerous sites I’ve reviewed had a good looking template.
Let’s look at a few other shortfalls that brought me to my “not worth it” conclusion.
Generally speaking, having a bunch of messages in your inbox the moment you create an account is a red flag. So much so that part of my dating site review process is built around testing for that.
SeniorSizzle (and its replicas) are different in that regard. While you will sign in for the first time to see several messages in your inbox, they aren’t spam. Instead, they’re what the network refers to as “Icebreakers.”
Basically, a user can write a canned message and specify the types of users they’d like it to be sent to automatically. The messages you’re receiving are just that — pre-written messages from real users.
The reason you’re receiving them isn’t because a person looked at your empty profile and thought you were hot. It’s because you met the criteria they defined. The right gender, in the right age range, looking for the right things etc.
Last but not least, it’s time to cover the most frequently asked questions about dating sites in general. Hopefully between the three reviews of this template I’ve managed to answer all of your questions.
No matter what, remember the most important question is “is this site worthwhile?” The answer is that checking out AFF is probably a better option.
SeniorSizzle.com is an online dating website. Part of the Friend Finder Network (FFN), it appears to be entirely legitimate.
On the upper right-hand side of the SeniorSizzle.com landing page, you’ll find the “Member Login.” Once you’ve created at least a free account, you can enter your username and password here to log in.
Since this site sadly doesn’t make the cut, you’re better off investing your time and money elsewhere. To save you some time and give you an overview of your best options, we already compiled a list!
Go ahead and check out our review of the best hookup dating apps and websites for yourself.
Sadly, you don’t. Technically, you can create a free account and chat to some users through Messenger. Having reviewed three sites now that use this model, I’ve only managed one Messenger conversation. That same amount of time on a populated site will see you overwhelmed with messages.
Deleting your account on this site is easy, just follow these steps:
Being a trustworthy site, I’m confident your cancellation request will actually be honored. That’s more than I can say for most of the sites I’ve reviewed lately!
The pricing info for the Gold Membership is shown below. They follow the usual subscription model where the longer your subscription, the cheaper it gets per month.
Contrary to what I first thought when I came across this template, the answer is yes. SeniorSizzle is a real dating website with (a handful of) real users.
Since it’s poorly populated, the chances of landing a date here are incredibly slim, unfortunately. That said, they do have an active support team looking out for you — fake accounts don’t last long.
It can but you’ll probably get better results with their larger site AFF.
You can only send messages to other users once you’ve upgraded to a Gold membership.
If you decide to do that, you can send messages by visiting a user’s profile and scrolling down to see a text box labeled “Send [username] a message.”
To search on this site, all you have to do is click “Search” at the top of the home page. You’ll then see a dropdown menu of different search parameters.