(Traditionally, compa isn't for one-night stands but obviously there are many that will seek this type of experience.) The trend has become a cultural phenomenon, gaining popularity in the UK and now the US.
Here are some popular online services that cater to the group dating/compa concept: Ignighter Ignighter is a new group dating service from the Tech Stars camp that hand-picks the top ten best startups out of four hundred entries they receive every year.
How many times have you gone to meet a new bloke and wished you could bring a pal along for moral support? Thanks to new 'social clubs' which match up two groups of three friends online and bring them together away from the computer screen for a night out on the town. Both sell themselves as an innovative way of expanding your social circle (and maybe finding love) without the pressure of one-on-one get-togethers or the hassle of online dating.
Once two groups agree to meet up they just decide where they want to hang out: Dinner and a movie, coffee house, happy hour, Tapas, ballgame, etc. They claim to be different than the rest by not requiring as much profile information to get started.
One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.
Welcome to Dinner Date.com, the home of small group dating with big possibilities. Then show up at the restaurant and sit down to a great time with six to twelve local singles.
The idea is simple: put a small group of like-minded singles together for a nice dinner or event, let them be real human beings, and the rest will take care of itself. And don't worry - each dinner or event has a host that will keep the conversation lively and the mood exciting.
You can use their free service on their site or via their facebook app.