Stephen’s Journey – Mobile Dating BootCamp

StephenHi, it’s Stephen with my first blog post.

I have been testing out OK Cupid and How About We…

I find that many of the profiles on OK Cupid are actually real. This is surprising as it is a free service and one would think that it would have more fake profiles. However, considering that How About We is a subscription service, I think it actually had a couple fake girls. Both interfaces are very user friendly as far as updating profiles, searching dates and sending messages.

The principle behind How About We is that users post ideas that dates can respond to. Suggestions are streamed for daters to browse. I did notice another problem where I noticed many of the profiles had the same exact suggestion.

OK Cupid has been around a lot longer, so they’ve been able to perfect their software. I feel it’s fine the way it is, and if they make any drastic changes it would be a mistake. The most interesting feature is the match feature which tries to match dates according to specific dating questions and answers.

I’m hoping to have my first date this week and will keep you posted.

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Mobile Dating BootCamp 2 – Dating in a Mobile World [video]

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Payal’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Kyle’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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Jen’s Video – Mobile Dating BootCamp

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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.

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.

Mobile Dating BootCamp According to Joe

Joe - Mobile Dating BootCamp“Online dating has come a long way. I remember back to the days where meeting people through Craigslist wasn’t uncommon (not casual encounters either) and online dating was randomly messaging people through AOL instant messenger.

I’m using SKOUT, where you literally have instant thumbnails for people in your area. I’m not sure how dating could get any easier, other than working the door at the Playboy mansion. SKOUT was quick to download and took minimal time to set up a profile. I’ve spent hours honing online profiles and found that it doesn’t get you much further than a photo and some quick details. SKOUT has clearly figured that out. I like that it’s based on geography, because living far from someone in LA is a deal-breaker for me and most people I know. Other sites only limit you to 25-mile minimums unless you pay for the service, so you’re including people in territories unknown.

The one thing I didn’t quite understand with SKOUT is the coin/point system – where’s the free Ms. Pacman game? I figured the ever-changing ads would be sufficient. Although I don’t have any good news to report with the two women I messaged, I feel the talent is much better than other free dating services I’ve come across.”

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Mobile Dating BootCamp According to Franklin

Franklin - 27So. Where are all the single women around me? That’s what mobile technology is supposed to do in situations like this: begin conversations with more eligible bachelorettes around me.

I have been assigned MeetMoi and Skout so let’s take a look. So I’m all signed up as “topsiders” (my favorite shoe. It’s an east coast thing, send me a message and I’ll explain!) Skout is a proximity-based app that filters pictures of women based on their location and interests. But, again where are all the women near me? And why don’t any of them seem classy and sophisticated? I judge by screen names as much as pictures, and “yurbabyzmama” and “sexcisarah” simply won’t get any messages or winks from me. I am topsiders after all.

A few thoughts:

  • Great that there is a free chat feature right away, but again with the picture problems, took me forever to upload a photo. This could be an issue with my phone and not the apps.
  • Cool push notification, “Someone checked you out.” Nice ego boost, although a little creepy?
  • Already engaged in a conversation. One lady had just one picture, a coffee cup. Pointed out that she looked hot and steamy. She replied you look blue (because I hadn’t uploaded a photograph yet).

Let’s talk about MeetMoi. It has a beautiful interface which I appreciate, plus I’m more likely to spend more time on this app because it’s nice to play with. Also, it’s trying hard to connect me with “introductions” to other people around me based on the information I sent.

I’ll flirt here, but I’m concerned about the selection. I’m sure there will be some gems in here, but not making any promises. Is there a polite way to say that these topsiders need their, um, TOMS?

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