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How Online Dating Is Now Geolocated

In today’s society it’s very easy for a single female or male to capture the attention and affection of someone else. Online dating has delivered the ideal dating platform for single individuals to enter into a relationship whether serious or casual on their own terms.

Nowadays, it’s no longer a case of being set up for a blind date with that ‘nice man’ down the road that your grandmother knows or with that ‘great girl’ who you need to meet. Instead, more people are turning their attention to geolocation information online dating sites such as Badoo, Zoosk, MeetMoi and Skout to find someone they connect with on their cell phones.

Research conducted by Online Schools has found that the dating industry is reported to be worth $1.049 billion each year and is expected to grow to $1.3 billion by 2013. The report also found that at some point during their lives 40 million Americans have turned to online dating sites.

As the world of online dating continues to grow finding someone you connect with can be daunting for new online users looking for people to meet. Of course, the whole process can dampen any thought of possible romance if you only manage to find a couple of people within a 300-mile radius of where you live.

As such, while online dating sites remain popular among the masses, they don’t cater for everyone’s needs. This means that people are turning to social online dating sites such as Badoo where they can meet people in the same geolocation as themselves.

How It Works

In today’s world where instant information is paramount to our day-to-day lives knowing where a person is located is just as important, which is why there is a rise in geolocation information apps.

Those who own a GPS-enabled smartphone such as an Android, Blackberry or an iPhone can quickly tell others where they are. This allows them to see who is in the same area as they are while on the move, thus providing them with the most up to date information on the go that they wouldn’t expect with a home computer. As Android and iPhone are the perfect platform for online dating it makes meeting someone in the same location easier.

Badoo can be found as an app for Blackberry, Android, Facebook and iPhone. It then employs a tracking system which determines the location of the individual’s phone for them to search for other members in the same area. Members of Badoo can reveal what their location is regardless of where they are, which is certainly perfect for people who are interested in meeting others that have the same interests as themselves.

Dating Mobile Apps

There are other dating mobile apps that many people may have come across such as Match.com and eHarmony. However, unlike the newer dating sites such as Badoo, MeetMoi and Skout, they don’t have geolocation information available. This makes it harder for people on the go to meet people unless they are on their home computer.

This is another reason why social dating sites are becoming more popular compared to traditional sites. Another setback to the traditional sites is that they believe that their members don’t want others to know their location when out as theymay not be ready.

Of course, whether this will eventually change is yet to be seen. For now though there are more online users seeing the advantages that mobile applications have when it comes to meeting new people on the go.

As we continue to use our phones for texting, phoning, checking Facebook statues and keeping in contact with friends and family, it should come as no surprise that we will also be using them to meet new people online too when it becomes a matter of the heart.

Written By

Alexandru Rotaru is an online marketing expert who reviews social media platforms such as Badoo and eHarmony. In the past few years, Alexandru has collaborated with many industry publications for which he’s written articles and marketing-related guides. Follow him on Twitter: @L24alexr

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Anthony

    October 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

    This is a well taught article, really online dating has taken new dimension, nobody want to be involved with blind dating anymore and now it is possible for anybody to easily locate whoever he or she desire to date online with the help of the mobile phones and other gadget on the go, it help ensure a successful online dating, no need going too looking for someone when you can easily make use of your phone to track down the person that you desire in your location.
    Thanks for the sharing.

  2. Becky L

    December 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Excellent post. Thanks for sharing this information!

    I hope to hear more on this subject,

    Kind Regards,

    Becky

  3. Anthony

    April 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    You hit the bull in the eyes, nobody want blind dating anymore, turning to online dating site that allow you make use of geolocation help you to even locate the person before you can decide to go into full blown relationship rather than someone somewhere deceiving you with promises that cannot be fulfilled.

  4. Alex

    June 26, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I am now online for several hours, searching this type of articles, at last I found your articles. I think online dating is now the best, cheap and easiest way to find a date. thank you so much for shearing your thought.

  5. Marlon

    July 9, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I think most dating websites are going to have to change to include some kind of social aspect to what they offer – POF are constantly revising their strategies in that area and their “Local” viewing option on their mobile app makes things a lot easier.

    The problem is that Badoo and most of the rest of them can’t seriously compete in the online dating marketing. Zoosk though looks like they’ve found some new direction and are getting A LOT of new subscribers.

    Though provoking article there guys – thanks 🙂

  6. David

    September 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The article is very informative indeed. The most important and interesting thing is Dating Mobile Apps. It would be very helpful for men and women. Thanks for sharing the article.

  7. Levon

    September 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    these new mobile apps make it a lot easier to interact with the opposite sex on the go, you don’t have to to sit in front of some laptop you can just be at work or on break flirting.

  8. LondonReal

    September 25, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Thanks for the information. It is nice to know that we can now access online dating sites thru our mobile phones. I usually go to a nice matchmaking site and find new acquaintances which can also be accessed on mobile phones..

  9. Levon

    October 3, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Pretty soon we’ll be having virtual online dating sites, once that happens the future is in a be a crazy place. You’ll be able to go on a virtual date with your partner and truly enjoying a 3-D experience.

  10. Tinger Woods

    November 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

    online dating should can be used anytime and anywhere you like including mobile phones cause not everybody has the time to visit internet cafe’s and have computers in their houses but i agree that online dating has changed today cause it has new features not like in the past 😀

  11. Sandy

    December 3, 2013 at 5:55 am

    Thanks for this great information. I just learned new things about online dating. 🙂

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