We’re beyond thrilled to officially announce that HowAboutWe has partnered with AARP to bring AARP Dating to the 50+ crowd. For a generation that grew up in a time when dating involved going on actual dates, HowAboutWe’s activity-based platform (“How about we… get tea and do the crossword puzzle”) is a natural, easy way to get back into the dating scene.
“More and more 50+ singles are using Internet dating sites and we want to provide a comfortable environment for them to get out and take a chance on love again or go on fun dates,” said Myrna Blyth, editorial director of AARP’s media division. “Now, not only are we delivering a new place to meet people with our new dating service, but we’re also supporting people on their journey with a robust offering of expert advice, useful articles and even an online singles community where they can connect with each other and share their own experiences and advice.”
Visit the announcement post and press release on AARP.org for more. (And for those of you who are fans of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, tune in to this clip in which AARP Dating was one of the featured answers this weekend.)
Plus: We recently attended the fall AARP expo in New Orleans, and had the chance to interview AARP members on what makes the perfect first date, what they look for in a mate, and so on. Check out the videos below: