Growth of online dating services
In the dating market, both online dating sites are adding mobile web versions and applications to phones.
Some sites are offered as mobile only for Phones and Pads, with no access to web versions.
2010 was the year mobile dating becoming mainstream.
In 2012 mobile dating is now overtaking online dating.
The most lucrative of which, aimed at wealthy singles, who are willing to pay a service to minimize the time and effort needed to meet potential partners online.
Online dating services and dating apps (e.g., Match, Ok Cupid, tinder, Hinge, etc.) generally require that the user create an online dating profile, writing a bit about themselves, their interests, and what they’re seeking in a potential mate.
Some companies even offer services such as homing devices to alert users when another user is within thirty feet of one another.
Mobile dating websites, in order to increase the opportunities for meeting, focus attention on users that share the same social network and proximity.
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With the advent of GPS Phones and GSM localization, proximity dating is likely to rise sharply in popularity.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle in 2005, "Mobile dating is the next big leap in online socializing." with most users falling in the under 35 age range.