New Poll Reveals TeeBeeDee, a Boomer Social Network, is a Successful Alternative to Online Dating Sites

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Online Boomer Social Network, TeeBeeDee, has found a winning formula for connecting people who are over 40 -- encouraging new friendships and easing the newly single back into dating.

TBD is more like a neighborhood barbecue -- it's not a singles bar

TeeBeeDee (http://www.tbd.com), a social network for adults 40+ who believe life is still to be determined, offers insights and advice directly from TeeBeeDee members. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of interests such as pets, cooking, travel, family, love, and romance. Although TeeBeeDee is not a dating site, it has become a successful alternative for Boomers looking to find romance. The network's winning formula for connecting people over 40 includes: An easy-to-use, FREE Members page, which helps Boomers discover new friends who live nearby or have similar interests. Members can also mingle with new people through engaging discussions and interest groups. TeeBeeDee is part of the hot online trend of "people discovery" or "social discovery" -- networks for meeting new people, in contrast to networks that strengthen existing connections.

"TBD is more like a neighborhood barbecue -- it's not a singles bar," says CEO and founder Robin Wolaner. Unlike traditional dating sites, TeeBeeDee offers the opportunity for newly single folks to test the waters before diving into online dating. Many people over 40 still feel embarrassed or shy about online dating, but this community includes married couples, newly divorced or widowed members, and people who are simply looking for a good conversation. Romance can happen serendipitously, or you can use our tools to find a match. "We didn't build TeeBeeDee to be a dating site, but we always knew that if we gave people an easy way to find meaningful friendships and really communicate, romance could happen," says Wolaner.

Most recently, TeeBeeDee asked their members if they had found love on the site and over 16% responded "yes." In addition, TeeBeeDee members launched their own discussions on the site to tell the success stories of members finding new love:

"Chance and curiosity brought me here. Little did I know back in September of '08 that my life would be forever changed because of TBD. Not just because of the love found here, but because of my new friends who have blessed my life."

"I joined TBD at the time when I was not even thinking of dating. That time was continuation of the most difficult time of my life - loss of my husband. These people were a great support for me, because they went thru the same experience and did understand the situation. Little by little I came to the idea that I wanted to start dating again."

"Neither of us expected to date anyone from TBD. We just wanted the interaction with other adults... now we're getting married. I call that a success story after being alone for 20 years and wondering if that was in store for me anymore. It can happen..."

TBD Success Stories
http://www.tbd.com/group/21/discussion/1424721/show

According to a recent article in USNews.com, traditional dating sites, like Match.com, are reporting that the "over 50" market is the fastest growing demographic on their site. TeeBeeDee is a leading destination for the Boomer generation, typically described as adults between 44 and 64 years old. Boomers represent over 77 million people in the U.S. and are one of the fastest growing segments online. Boomers are embracing social networks like TeeBeeDee in greater numbers because they can meet new friends and learn from people with similar life experiences.

About TeeBeeDee
TeeBeeDee is a social network for people 40+ who know that life is still To Be Determined. TeeBeeDee is the place where people who have lived a little meet to re-invigorate their lives with new friendships and make the most of life's "second half." TeeBeeDee's social networking platform includes groups, discussions, private messaging, Q&A, profiles, quizzes, polls, alerts, tags, photos, and original editorial content. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on topics as varied as careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, and much more. For more information visit http://www.tbd.com.

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