With the advent of GPS Phones and GSM localization, proximity dating is likely to rise sharply in popularity.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle in 2005, "Mobile dating is the next big leap in online socializing." with most users falling in the under 35 age range.
2006 was the year of skepticism, and bad mdating user experience.
It wasn't until the i Phone arrived in 2007 that mobile dating took off.
and 3G Dating is emerging as 3G networks and Video Mobiles become more widespread.
The potential for one-to-one video calling offers additional safety and helps ensures members are real.
In 2004 Match, Webdate and Lavalife were the mobile dating early leaders.
This is already a significant increase from 2011 (6.3 million).
This increase is allegedly caused by Mobile Dating due to current social dating services like Tinder or Badoo, which allow people to quickly make new contacts on the go.
Mobile dating services, also known as cell dating, cellular dating, or cell phone dating, allow individuals to chat, flirt, meet, and possibly become romantically involved by means of text messaging, mobile chatting, and the mobile web.
These services allow their users to provide information about themselves in a short profile which is either stored in their phones as a dating ID or as a username on the mobile dating site.