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How does Saga Connections actually work?

25 August 2015

Are you new to the world of online dating over 50? Take a look at how Saga Connections works and how you can make it work for you.

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Saga Dating is exclusively aimed at people over 50, meaning it is tailored for your needs

Are you wanting to make connections, find friends or get back into dating over 50? Don’t let a lack of knowledge put you off. We’re here to banish any doubts or disillusionment you might have as you dip your toes back into the dating pool. Let’s take a look at exactly how Saga online dating works, and how you can make it work for you.

There are numerous online dating sites in the UK, so how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Well, Saga Connections is an online service exclusively for people over 50 – which means it’s tailored specifically for your needs. Saga Connections can be used to meet like-minded people, make friends and even find love.

How does it work?

Saga Connections has a unique two-way matching process. This creates a match based on what both parties are looking for, rather than just what one person is looking for. 

Complete your profile, outlining exactly what you’re looking for and with a shot of your smiling face (profiles with photos have been found to attract up to 10 times more attention than those without) and you can expect to start receiving messages from potential matches in no time.

Okay, so how much does it cost?

The best thing about Saga Connections is that it’s free to become a member. You can then use every feature on the site and once you’ve filled out your profile, you’re free to receive anonymous emails. 

In order to be able to send anonymous emails, you will have to sign up for a subscription – with options from three days (£7.50) to 12 months (£126). The longer you join for, the more cost-effective it becomes, and the greater your chances at finding your perfect partner.

Tell me more about security and privacy

Saga Connections is safe and secure for all our users. We will never give out your details to other members and we’ll never use your details for anything without asking your permission first. 

What’s more, when you exchange emails with other people through Saga Connections, we only use their user name – and vice versa. Your email address and details are never revealed. 

You can hide your profile from public view and also change your username at any time. We’re also members of the Online Dating Association (ODA) – a body designed to enforce high standards across UK online dating providers.

For more about online dating safety, read our tips for staying safe.

Are there any tips you can share?

There are several nifty tricks to make looking for love all the more exciting. To add a member to your favourites, for example, simply click on the “Add to favourites” link on their profile. This will let you find them quickly when you need to – perhaps after you’ve arranged a date.

Good luck, and happy dating!

To find out more about getting back into dating, read our guide for getting back into the dating game.

Try Saga Connections

  • Create your free profile in under five minutes
  • Find your match with our unique two-way matching process
  • Protected by the Online Dating Association

Join Saga Connections today


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