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.
And everybody's getting into the act — even the AARP.
The 54-year old nonprofit, best known for lobbying on behalf of the 50 crowd, for the last several years has been repackaging itself to appeal more to the younger end of its constituency: a quarter of the group's 37 million members are single and more than half of the singles are younger than 70, AARP says.
Older sites such as and newer ones such as Dinner Date, Cupid Radar and Grouper, all are focusing on the importance of a personal connection offline that just can't happen via technology.
This retro appeal is especially evident with Grouper, which organizes something like the old-style "double date," where a couple of friends go along for moral support.
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.