Add some art or culture in between and it could be fun." That got him a few dates, including one woman he's seen several times since.
The AARP partnership with How About We is part of the broader evolution under way among dating websites to focus more on the elusive ingredient that the online environment has never been able to provide: a reality check.
A recent survey conducted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority revealed that the vast majority of eight to 17 year-olds had accessed the Internet in the last four weeks, with figures reflecting 95 percent usage between the 8 to 11 year olds, and 100 percent usage amongst the 16-17 year olds.
Match is strictly for teens aged 18 and 19 (as well as young adults, millennials, and seniors, among others).
In a recent criminal case in Lancaster County, a 12-year-old girl posing as someone older on OKCupid was victimized by three men in their 20s.
The men were recently jailed for sexual abuse of the girl.
Although he just turned 50 in September and isn't an AARP member, Ken Nicholas signed up with How About We this fall because he "liked the premise of taking it offline."Nicholas, a sales consultant in Los Angeles, was married for 12 years; he says it was difficult to get back into dating after his divorce was finalized in August.
He had tried a few online dating sites with "really terrible experiences."His date suggestion: "How about we start with coffee and end with wine.