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!

Click here to visit Payal’s Mobile Dating BootCamp Personal Page and watch the contestants on Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp.

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.

Looking for Mr. Right on my iPhone

JenHi! It’s Jen with my date update from Mobile Dating BootCamp.

Alas, I’ve come down to the wire, and I still am looking for Mr. Right on my iPhone!

I’ve gotten acclimated to both OK Cupid and MeetMoi. The quality of men appear to be a bit more to my liking on OKC than the fellas on MeetMoi. I’ve been browsing for men on MeetMoi by looking for singles close to my area. It seems to keep on showing dudes from South Central L.A….Yikes!

Also, I don’t think too many people have heard of MeetMoi, so the dating pool is smaller. I could be wrong. As for OKC, it appears that it has been around for a while and more people use it, therefore offering a large variety for me to browse and flirt.

Over the past week, I’ve been rating profiles and sending winks to men that I think I’d be compatible with. But, I’m not sure it’s working for me. I’m starting to think that men don’t like aggressive women or they don’t like receiving virtual winks (much like being “poked” Facebook). Oh well. At any rate, I’m not going to give up and will keep truckin’ along!

I’ll be with the other contestants at the Mobile Dating Conference on Friday at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.

For more date updates from Jen, visit her personal page at Mobile Dating BootCamp and like us at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp.

Mobile Dating BootCamp was created by online dating expert Julie Spira. 8 Contestants are looking for love using some of the best mobile dating apps and will share their experiences with dating industry executives.

 

John’s Story: Online dating in 2011 – Not sure what to make of it…

John T - Mobile Dating BootcampHi, It’s John with a date update on my Mobile Dating BootCamp experience.

I should start by revealing something rather personal about myself that might be a turn off to many readers – I am new to online dating. Honestly the thought of meeting someone virtually has always been a bit off-putting to me. Thus far it has been fascinating to be immersed in this world where people bear so much of themselves in the hopes to connect with that special someone (or in the case of one OkCupid user I stumbled upon, just a quick hookup to pass the time).

It was strange that OkCupid wanted to know if I thought nuclear war would be fun (seriously, is this helping me find my soul mate?). In the interest of being fair and balanced my experience has not been entirely negative, I was excited to discover some girls who seemed very cool and interesting. So perhaps there is hope for this old school dude in the fast and furious world of cyber-dating.

Overall, I would say that the mobile experience with all the services I have checked out is lacking and needs to focus more on connectivity for nearby users. The problem is that someone needs to be using that particular app and that’s a tough sell.

John will be a panelist at the Mobile Dating Conference Focus Group led by online dating expert Julie Spira. He’ll be talking  about which mobile app he liked best and his overall experience of the apps. Click here to visit John’s Mobile Dating BootCamp page and like us at Facebook.com/MobileDatingBootCamp