We all have them, and we’d be lost without them. These days, mobile phones are as common an accessory as credit cards. They have also replaced computers in many ways saving us all the time it takes to log on. With new models being released all the time, online dating has too entered a new era of mobile dating. Now, we are able to find our future partners whilst sitting on the bus or waiting at the launderette.

So how exactly has mobile dating changed the online dating scene? And most importantly, how has it affected eager singles that are looking for love?

Dating Apps on Your Mobile

Mobile dating apps have indeed changed the entire online dating experience. Having such a large singles database at the click of your mobile really takes the dating game up a whole new level. The accessibility of it means more potential suitors in less time. Mobile app dating allows singles to connect through their favourite social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Online daters can then pre-check if their potential date has any common friends with them or interests and it similarly filters out non-matches too.

If you are ready to embrace the mobile dating age and open the doors to many more dating opportunities, the first thing you will need to do is install one of the mobile dating apps. There is something for everyone, from big name apps like Match, eHarmony and Tinder to more audience-specific apps, which are based on things like religious beliefs, ethnicity and age-relevancy, like mature daters for example. Whatever your preference, there is a wide range of apps available to download for both iPhone and Android users.

Changing Our Ways

Long gone are the days when online dating was something you had to keep secret from everyone from fear of embarrassment. Our entire society’s attitude towards online dating has been completely transformed. According to research, about 80% of adults see online dating as a “great way to meet people”. Furthermore, 70% say online dating boosts their chances of finding a love match because of the ever-available and extensive pool of potential partners up for grabs.

Mobile Dating – Say it Loud and Say it Proud

Now that we’re moving into the age of mobile dating and seeing lots of positive results too, there is no longer any need to hide your mobile dating ways. Say farewell to fake pictures and confidential usernames. Feel liberated to step out into the bustling mobile dating movement. Our technologically-enhanced generation has adapted to using online dating via their mobile phone the same way they would check the weather forecast or email account.

With the social media king Facebook working hand in hand with mobile phone apps, the online dating movement was left with no choice than to step out into the open and join the party. Dating mobile apps users say that they check their messages maybe a few times a day and they might even share chat screenshots with their friends about their mobile dating experiences.

The masks have come off and the wall between online and offline dating has finally come down. With dating mobile apps based on distance away/location now common practice, your coffee date with Mr or Mrs Right could be a mere half a kilometer away.

Emma Walters
Emma is an arts and science student graduating this year from NYU. She loves New York City and writes about her big city single-hood experiences. “Being single in the Big Apple is more of a task than a status”, she says, “Dating sites are great for socializing, especially if you’re new in town”. Emma is a regular contributor to the Top 5 Dating blog.
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