Location-based services like Foursquare are here to stay, that much is true. In 2009, a study by online dating site Skout noted that 69% of people were comfortable meeting up with someone they met on their i Phone, and 40% were using a mobile dating service while out at bars, clubs and restaurants.
For some, however, local deals and specials only go so far. Now GPS dating apps for those looking for local love have flooded the i Phone and Android markets.
Brightkite uses participants’ current locations to connect people, allowing them to chat and possibly meet up.
The network has been heralded as a great way to meet new people, find a date or connect with locals while traveling.
Creating a profile is quick and easy on both platforms.
One of the fun features on the mobile version of Skout is the “Shake to Chat” option, where you shake your phone and you then are connected completely randomly with another user.
The following list includes five geo-location apps for romance-seekers on the go.
One of the earlier GPS-powered social networks, Brightkite isn’t a “dating” app per se, but rather, introduces local users on a basic level.
From the application, you may create your profile and check out those of many individuals from all over the world.Dubbed “the Google of online dating,” OKCupid hit the scene in 2004.The service slowly carved out an industry presence by offering its network for free.Furthermore, OKCupid also hosts OK Trends, a blog that charts analytics and user habits.In February 2011, the company was acquired by IAC, operator of Match.com, for million.