Grouper – The OK Cupid of Group Dating – Coming to Williamsburg/Greenpoint


Michael Waxman, 25, who created Grouper last year to set up three-on-three group dates (or “networking sessions,” if that makes you feel more comfortable), is setting up shop with his site starting this week, with cocktail sessions in popular North Brooklyn bars and cafes like Milk and Roses and Mable’s Smokehouse….

In Grouper, you submit your Facebook profile, set up preferences for whom you would like to meet (including age and other characteristics), and then let the site’s algorithms and staff do the work. They pick one other person of the opposite sex, and tell you both to bring two friends of your own gender to the time and place Grouper selects. Then you all meet, drink and see how everyone connects…

And now that the company is expanding to Brooklyn (and nine other cities) this fall, Waxman said Williamsburg was the ideal launch pad.

“I think Williamsburg, with its great nightlife scene, is the place to kick off Grouper in Brooklyn,” he said.

More at Grouper.