We don't like to even call them dates," says Michael Waxman, 26, co-founder and CEO of Grouper, which launched last year in New York. "I did go on several dates and they're just not what they advertised themselves to be."AARP won't have a clear field for the older singles market.The Our Time community, which includes Our Time.com, Seniors and Senior People Meet.com, has 4 million members, according to parent company People Media."It's mostly getting out of your comfort zone but having that safety net of having your friends with you.It's not just the people you're meeting, but they also pick pretty cool spots.It operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Match.com, which purchased it in 2009.For the new partnership, AARP is offering its members a seven-day free trial and half off the normal rates.
Most dating websites used to focus on helping singles get acquainted with extended online communication before meeting face-to-face.So the organization is launching its own dating enterprise, in partnership with an up-and-coming site called How About We.com, which solicits ideas for interesting dates, then connects potential partners who like the suggestions and want to go out.