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 used six mobile apps as part of the first-ever Mobile Dating BootCamp.
Mobile Dating Expert Julie Spira teamed up with Three Day Rule and worked with the singles during the two-month BootCamp. The daters blogged about their experiences and shared the details at the iDate/Mobile Dating Conference in Beverly Hills.
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Meet the Apps
Badoo has a community of over 150 million people worldwide using their mobile app. In March of 2012, they officially launched in the U.S. with the help of Nick Cannon. Free users can contact up to 10 people a day. Premium users can use Super Power features to take greater advantage of the site.
eHarmony mobile app downloads have now surpassed the one-million mark. Their iPhone app was launched in August, 2010 and has grown rapidly in popularity. Their members are using their mobile apps over 10,000 times a day. eHarmony reports that more than 30% of their user registrations are currently taking place in the mobile environment.
MeetMoi sends you instant, real-time intros to people that fit your dating criteria. Everyone should have their push notification feature turned on on their phones and when we find someone that matches what the person is looking for, we send out a push notification. The person will then see the profile of that person with 3 buttons: Yes, Not Now, and Never. If the person chooses Yes and the match also says Yes, both will be put into a chat room in the app where they can chat. Members can also Browse other members and send message and winks.
Plenty of Fish
POF is one of the largest free dating sites in the world with over 33 million members. On September 1, 2011, Plenty of Fish released updated versions of their mobile apps promising a faster experience for their users. The new increase in speed makes it easier to edit online dating profiles and photos from a mobile phone. One of the new features includes a “mobile users” section, which displays the members presently using the mobile app and lists them according to distance from the user. According to POF, over 1-billion pages are viewed month.
OkCupid, launched OkCupid Locals on August 11, 2011 to help singles meet in-real-life. Their 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.
Zoosk is a leader in social dating. They have had over 2 million downloads on their iPhone app and more than 12 million photos have been uploaded using Zoosk Mobile. Singles have sent more than 7 million “flirts” to other singles via Zoosk Mobile. Zoosk serves 0ver 50 million singles with their web, facebook and mobile services available in over 25 languages in 60 countries around the world.