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Health, travel, matchmaking: AARP launches dating site

Dec 4, 2012, 12:52 PM | Updated: 12:52 pm

The early-bird special at Denny’s may be the place for a few more first dates.

American Association of Retired Persons, best known for offering discounted travel packages and medical insurance, is just hours into the launch of a new online dating channel and dating site for the over-50 crowd.

One-quarter of AARP’s membership — about nine million — are single and have been asking for a way to meet people.

There is some advice for mature daters — don’t spend the first date talking only about kids, grandkids, or aches and pains.

The popular senior discounts will come into play too. There’s a seven-day free trial for signing up, then it’s half off for members.

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Health, travel, matchmaking: AARP launches dating site