Did you know that over 14 million people worldwide use mobile dating apps while looking for love online?
Just how easy is it to find love from the convenience of your mobile phone? Six single daters will be using 8 mobile apps as part of our Mobile Dating BootCamp.
Mobile Dating Expert Julie Spira and Three Day Rule will be working with the singles during the BootCamp for a two-month period. The singles will be blogging about their experiences and will be sharing the details at the iDate/Mobile Dating Conference in Beverly Hills on June 6, 2013.
Like our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp to follow their progress.
Meet the Apps
eHarmony is responsible for over 500,000 marriages. Their mobile app downloads have now surpassed the 5-million mark. Their iPhone app was launched in August, 2010 and has grown rapidly in popularity. Users tend to access their mobile apps 5+ times throughout the day, compared to twice a day on the computer. eHarmony reports that more than 40% of their user registrations are currently taking place in the mobile environment.
How About We
How About We’s mobile app lets you view full screen photos and dates of people in your area. You can post dates for nearby venues and receive real-time notifications with recommended dates. This is a premium membership site.
Let’s Date is a new mobile app for social networking and dating available on the iOs. The app is completely free and allows you view your Dating Pool by your city. If someone taps on your date card, you receive a push notification where your interested date is one out of the five next profiles. You can click on “Let’s Date” in green or “No Thanks” in red. If it’s a mutual match, you can start chatting. Users must be 17+ to download the app and it skews younger.
Match mobile’s free features allow members to wink, create and view profiles, and add users to their “Favorites.” In September of 2012, they created their Stir events mobile site for premium users. Other Premium features include reading and writing emails, and the “Who’s Viewed Me” feature. Users can sign up on Facebook and Android users can say “No Thanks” as well as view an enhanced photo gallery.
Plenty of Fish
POF is one of the largest free dating sites in the world. 1.9 million Americans are logging on to the site a few times daily and more than 24 million messages are exchanged between users daily. According to comScore, Plenty of Fish is also super successful with their mobile app, where they have 67 percent of the market share among mobile dating apps in the U.S.
Their iPhone and Android apps are free to download and simple to use.
OkCupid’s location-based app combines a Twitter-like broadcast feature with a FourSquare type location database. Users can broadcast their intentions, such as meeting at a bar or a sporting event, which will appear on the mobile phones of singles near by with like-minded interests. You can meet people near by, and receive suggestions from their database. It’s flirting on-the-fly.
Three Day Rule
Three Day Rule is a new take on online dating that eliminates the hassle of traditional dating sites. They are a selective online dating platform built with the professional, single in mind. Such men and women often sacrifice romance for their careers, and have little time for the bar scene and little patience for traditional dating sites. All members must be invited or go through an application process. The result is a dating pool consisting of only A-list singles.
Tinder is the latest rage on the college campuses as well as on the phones of celebrities. Tinder anonymously finds out who likes you nearby, and connects you with them if you’re also interested. It’s quick and easy to use for those who like to focus on the visual aspects of chemistry.
Apply to be a contestant on Mobile Dating BootCamp.