February 05, 2007 07:00 ET

Take the Bah-Humbug Out of Valentine's Day Offers a Fun, Safe Way to Meet!

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 5, 2007 -- If the idea of Valentine's Day makes you feel like the Scrooge, you're not alone. More people than ever are single and they are staying single longer. Gone are the days of living happily ever after with your high school or college sweetheart. This shift alone has changed the dating landscape and with the proliferation of the Internet, the dating world has been completely turned on its head.

One-on-one online dating seemed to be the answer, but with questions of safety and the often misleading information disseminated by members, they are losing their steam. Social Networking sites burst on the scene a few years ago, but many of the same concerns exist coupled with the competition to add as many "friends" as possible, many of whom the members don't know and will never meet in person. bridges the gap between the world of online dating and social networking. is a new site that combines dating and social networking in a real-life group setting. Members form groups with their friends and then meet other groups on the site, making plans to Meet Out in person. The group setting reduces the pressure of having to immediately figure out if there is a romantic connection. Because members are in a group setting it is much safer than meeting someone one-on-one and the chances of gross misrepresentation (i.e. the other party is actually married) are much slimmer. is currently focused on the New York City area and is planning to open sites in other major metropolitan areas later this year.

About is a new and safer way for groups of single friends to meet new groups of friends in the New York City area, and as an added bonus, members get their 2nd Round Free at a great selection of affiliated bars, clubs and lounges throughout the NYC area. The website makes it easy for members to meet new groups of people for fun, flirting or friendship, coordinate their social life, scope out neighborhood venues and find fun group activities. For more information:

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