Mobile dating is the latest revolution in dating. It used to be that, if you were interested in digital dating, that you were chained to your computer, constantly refreshing to see if you had any new emails or messages come in, and always looking to update your profile. Of course, over time you would forget about your profile and the sites you had signed up to, forgetting also about any chances you had with the people on these sites.
Mobile dating is almost instant. It uses the locational ability of your smartphone to find people who are only around you right now and then uses the fact that people always have their phones handy to start messaging and set up dates. You can quickly go from just being out shopping, to setting up a coffee date with someone in a matter of minutes.
Dating On The Go
That is the biggest plus for mobile dating. You do not necessarily have to set aside time for it, rather it integrates easily into your life as it is and uses the portal to the world that we all have in our pockets, our phones, to make sure you are constantly updated with possible matches for you in your area.
Some might find this a little creepy, constantly being told who is around you right now, and knowing that your location is also being disseminated, but most will find this a minor inconvenience compared with how easy these dating apps make dating. You can be at the store, at a coffee shop, or at a bar, and as long as the app is running, you can find out if there are single people at the same place interested in dating. Normally you will then see a picture and some brief information about them, and then you can make a decision about whether you would like to meet them. If you both like each other, then you can set up a date there and then. This ease, and lack of time from initial decision to date, is what makes mobile dating apps stand out from regular online dating.
Great Way To Meet New People
This is of course a great way to meet new people, whether you want to continue down the dating road or not. A big problem with regular online dating is actually meeting any of the people. There is a certain inertia associated with online dating, where though you might like someone, and they might like you, people are still a bit reticent about setting up that initial date. The fact they have so much time to think things through, means that they start to wonder whether it is a good decision or not.
In this case, the lack of time to make a decision, and information to base it on, makes it much more likely that the first date will happen. Because you only see a picture and a few details, and that the date can be almost instantaneous, people are far keener to go with gut instinct and do something on a whim, setting up the date, meeting people and seeing how it goes. And as everyone who has ever dated online knows, it is only after actually meeting someone that you really know if there is a spark or not.
The Best Dating Apps
Almost all of the main dating sites, such as match.com, zoosk.com, eharmony.com and the others all have their own dating apps now. That is because they have had to catch up with the start-ups that saw the opportunity for mobile dating early and came up with dedicated apps just for quick dating.
The most well-known dating app like this is Tinder. The simplicity is the key to Tinder. People see pictures of the other people on the app near them and then swipe one way to say they do like them, and the other way to say they don’t. If two people match then they are told and can start communicating over the app. They can easily set up a date there and then and see whether there is something more than just looks to the attraction.
A new start-up on the dating scene is called Whim and makes the actual dating part even easier. You can tell the app on a specific day if you would like to date that night and, as long as you do it before 4pm, it will try to set you up with possible matches in your area who are also interested in a date that night. As long as there is a match you can then head along to meet each other that evening and start dating.