Pros
  • Connects people seeking meaningful relationships
  • Quick signup process
  • Unlikely to have bots and fake profiles
  • Can be linked to users Facebook account
  • Draws members from over 130 countries
Cons
  • No swiping feature
  • Few search filter options
  • Photos cannot be sent through messaging
  • Standard members have only six chats per day
  • A bit pricey
  • Requirement for ‘ice-breakers’ to be 50 characters long
  • Lumen is a dating app for singles over 50 singles. That is why it is also referred to as the Tinder of singles over 50. The dating service aims to connect these senior singles looking for their matches. The aim of Lumen is to change the narrative that mature dating is boring. It does this through its efficient features that allow users to have quality conversations on the platform.

    This review looks into this rare app for senior singles. Among other things, the review focuses on membership, communication, pricing, and profile quality. At the end of the review, you’ll appreciate that it would have been one of the top 10 free dating sites if there was a desktop version.

    First Impression – Member Structure

    Members: 30,000 from the UK

    User Base: Mature single men and women of all types

    Best for: Seniors looking for serious relationships with other mature singles 

    Recommended Age: Over 50

    Interface – Glam or Glum?

    The dating app is designed for senior singles, and you’d therefore expect Lumen to have a simple design. Indeed, that’s what we found out when we tried the dating app for this review. Although it’s simple, it’s still sophisticated. Users can see the number of mature singles who are waiting to meet or interact with their potential future partners. 

    Everything on the app is straightforward. The tabs are clearly marked to direct you to different features or sections of the dating app. Overall, it is easy to navigate through the app and access whichever feature you want to use.

    Lumen Members

    Lumen has over 30,000 members from the UK and over 150,000 users from the United States. It is a requirement that one needs to be 50 or over to sign up, and all members are therefore over 50. Membership is drawn from over 130 countries, and the ratio of male to female is almost equal. A majority of users on the app are seeking partners for long-term dating.

    Because of the thorough verification process, it’s not possible to encounter fake profiles at Lumen. When we tried the app for this review, we saw profiles of serious and legit seniors looking for a connection with other mature singles online.

    Count of Users – Facts and Figures

    This dating app has 30,000 members in the United Kingdom. The average age of users at Lumen is 56. As of the end of 2020, the oldest member on the dating app was 97 years old.

    Profiles Quality – Glam or Glum?

    It is easy to create your profile at Lumen, especially if you sign up through Facebook. The app will sync with the information from your Facebook account and gather details such as first name and birthday. Members who sign up through their phone number will have to put up the details by themselves. You’ll also be required to upload at least two photos. Furthermore, you’ll be required to take a selfie as a way of verifying the photos.

    The profiles at Lumen are detailed. Besides, there are no fake profiles because of the strict registration and verification process. The Admins also conduct regular checks on the app to ensure it’s safe for users.

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    Communication

    Both standard and premium members at Lumen have an easy time initiating contact on the dating app. However, free users are limited to five chats per day. Members are required to send their first messages that are at least 50 characters long. These ice-breakers serve as conversation starters and therefore need to be long enough. There is a 72-hour timeframe for the recipient to respond to initial messages.

    You cannot send messages at Lumen if you don’t have profile photos. It gives members of the dating app a guarantee that they are conversing with real or legit people. Match suggestions on the app are based on the members’ location. Unlike Tinder, Lumen does not have the swipe feature.

    Costs and Prices

    Lumen comes with both standard and premium membership. Like any other dating site or app, an upgraded account gives members access to more features or services and a better user experience. You’ll therefore encounter some limitations on the Lumen free account.

    Free Account

    You can access some features as a free user at Lumen. However, messages will be limited – you can only have 5 chats per day. Free features include:

    • Limited messaging
    • Registration
    • 10 rewind
    • Downloading and installing the app

    Premium Account

    The best services and user experience can only be enjoyed through a Lumen premium account. Services you’ll enjoy on the premium account include seeing your admirers, unli-rewind, extending the reply deadline of members you’ve contacted, and filtering your matches based on your preferences. You can upgrade through any of these plans:

    • 1 Week at 11.99 USD
    • 1 Month at 35.99 USD
    • 3 Months at 71.99 USD
    • 6 Months at 99.99 USD
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    App and Mobile Version

    Lumen is a mobile dating app for seniors available on both Android and iOS. The app has a nice interface that makes it easy to use the platform. All features are easy to identify on the platform. As of the end of 2020, the Lumen dating app was merging with Bumble, its sister app. Members can use the age filter to access the senior singles they want to meet for dates.

    Privacy and Safety Features

    Lumen is a safe dating app. The strict signup and verification processes ensure that there are no scammers or fake profiles on the platform. You can also block or report abusive users on the app. The regular checks by Admins also ensure that members are safe and secure on the platform.

    Our Experience on Lumen

    Signing up with Lumen was a great move because of the membership structure. There is a common agenda on the platform, seeking partners for meaningful relationships. The app was helpful in suggesting matches that would be potential compatible partners. I give Lumen 3 stars.

    Bottom Line & Rating

    Lumen is a great dating app for singles who are over 50. The high level of verification ensures that members are interacting with legit people and not fake profiles.

    FAQ

    Can I Join This Site if I Am under 50?

    The app is exclusive for people over 50. Anyone who is not 50 or over cannot sign up.

    Who Can See My Information on the App?

    Only registered members of Lumen can see your information. Outsiders cannot see your information.

    Can I Change My Location?

    Lumen is a location-based dating app. Although you cannot change your location, the system will automatically pick your location through GPS.

    About the reviewer

    Dr. Berman
    2.5 rating