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Mobile Dating – Looking for Mr. Right

Payal - 26Hi everyone, it’s Payal with a date update about my Mobile Dating Bootcamp experience.

I’ve been diligently using both OkCupid and Badoo since my last post. Now with less than 28 hours until the iDate conference, I’m still looking for Mr. Right.

OkCupid still seems to have a better selection of men (and women for those of you looking!) than Badoo. Outside of my personal preferences, men on Badoo seem to have nothing to say except “hi” and makes my experience more like an instant messenger chat experience (like AIM or Gchat). It is also disappointing that there aren’t better filters like interests so I can have better luck in meeting someone.

I’ve been sending notes to guys on OkCupid and it doesn’t seem to be successful. Either they want to be the first to start a conversation with a woman or maybe I’m just not their type, who knows…? At first if you don’t succeed, try try again :-) So I’m still trying!

Looking forward to iDate!

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Mobile Dating BootCamp is led by online dating expert Julie Spira. Watch as 8 contestants try to find love from their mobile phones using the best mobile dating apps. Participants will be sharing their stories at the Internet Dating/Mobile Dating Conference.

Mobile Dating BootCamp According to Payal

Payal - 26Hi, I’m Payal.

I’m currently using the mobile dating apps for the sites Badoo and OkCupid.  How great is it to be able to browse pictures of potential dates on your mobile device at the touch of a finger? Beats checking office email any day! J

After having used both OkCupid and Badoo apps for about one week now, my number one pro about being able to have a dating app is getting notifications when someone is interested and messages you. Definitely gives you something to look forward to when you open the app each time.

Although I have used both apps only for a short period of time, I already have a preference to OkCupid (and not because it’s more popular). Badoo has some work ahead to make their app more user friendly and add more options for me to filter all the thumbnails of people online by my known preferences (height, sex, dating status, etc). In addition, at least the messages I have gotten so far from OkCupid men have some substance to them – highlighting that they actually read my profile and something intrigued them (doesn’t apply to 100% of OkCupid messages, but definitely a majority of them!).

This is definitely an interesting experience, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts again (hopefully with some stories on any interesting dates)!

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