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Online Dating Virgin: The First Week of Mobile Dating

Kyle - Mobile Dating BootCampHi. It’s Kyle again with my date update.

Alright. It’s been just over a week now and I’ve got enough stories to fill more than 100 blog posts. It’s been a trip. Since it’s been such a trip ,I decided to spill these posts into a fun story and then give thoughts on the applications for those looking  into which they should use.

Story of the week.

I was sitting at home one evening and received an alert on my phone that “GirlUser123” (not her real name) had visited my profile. Then a few moments later another notification that she wanted to meet with me. It’s late, but I’m thinking to myself ok, I’ll bite. So in return and I check out her profile, and in the next moment…I receive a message from GirlUser123. Now I’m with you all thinking whoa, Kyle…this is happening way to fast and looks shady. But I’m a nice guy so it dove in and started talking. Below is our conversation.

GirlUser123: “Hi”

Me: “Hey there”

GirlUser123: “Hi send me $400”

Me: “Ha seriously?”

My first reaction was simple this girl is crazy to think I would send her anything. Secondly, really? Really? I mean…you couldn’t push the conversation further BEFORE you tried to get money out of me (which I wouldn’t have even thought twice about not sending). Lesson hear kids…there are scammers out there on these sites just as everyone on the Internet so beware.

Review of Badoo.

Badoo is a well designed and developed mobile app. If you have an iPhone you won’t have any issues using it. The interface is super clean and works the way text messaging, email, and everything on an iPhone works. Their website is also done very well. Over I was very impressed with the amount of effort put in all around for their users.

Now I know not everyone wants to hear about the review of the product, but there is probably something you do want to know. That being the features that they offer you. With Badoo’s mobile app you’re able to see who’s visiting your profile, possible matches based off their algorithm (which needs a little work in my opinion), your favorites, and probably the neatest feature – people nearby. Most features are self explanatory however the people nearby feature is pretty neat. Badoo has build in a feature that allows you to see other users around in a given radius (5, 10, 20, or 50 miles). The cool thing is that it works anywhere. You could be in one city looking for date and then go to another city and meet someone who is just looking to dance.

In addition to some pretty neat features Badoo has also built a gamification reward system within their app. So as you complete a profile, find a match, etc you receive coins. These coins can be used to place you higher in search, gifts, and other fun things.

Overall, not a bad app. Badoo seems to have gotten it right.

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Online Dating Virgin: The Beginning – Kyle

Kyle - Mobile Dating BootCampHi. I’m Kyle.

This is a new area of dating for myself. Even thought I’ve moved to a few new cities in my life, I’ve never really dabbled into online dating – especially on a mobile platform. However I will say that I think it can be a great place to meet people and that it can work. It just takes a little this and a little of that to make it work. As we’ve all seen or know someone who has a love story that started online. With our lives becoming more socially integrated online, we’ll just see those stories increase. High five to all those online love success stories.

Similar to everyone else I got tasked with testing out a few of the online dating sites, but particularly their mobile apps. As I quickly discovered some of them have it and other’s you should just stay on their website. My two sites were Badoo and Zoosk. Both rate high In the online dating worlds and have loads of users.

Let’s just say week one was greatly interesting with both the product testing and their users…

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Mobile Dating BootCamp is hosted by online dating and mobile dating expert Julie Spira. Several of the contestants will be appearing a the iDate/Mobile Dating Conference in Beverly Hills to share their experiences with the mobile dating apps.