How About We charges .99 a month, though costs dip for a longer commitment.Most online sites are free to create a profile but charge to communicate. Grouper, for example, costs a person for each group date, which includes its services and the first drink.
The site focuses on age-themed dinners of 10 people rather than matching individuals, he says.I've gone to a lot of bars and restaurants I probably wouldn't have gone to otherwise."Other dating companies have all but bypassed the website approach and gone mobile with location-based dating, with smartphone apps such as Cupid Radar, based in Los Angeles, which launched this year.Founder Mehrdad Sarlak, 41, says he wasn't targeting any specific age group with his app, but he says he's done online dating and thought there needed to be a better way than the lengthy process that involves "e-mailing and then talking on the phone and then coordinating schedules and finally meeting.""Then you would meet after weeks and months and in a half an hour face-to-face realize it was not a good connection," he says.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.