Some systems involve bluetooth technology to connect users in locations such as bars and clubs.These systems are actually more popular in some countries in Europe and Asia than online dating.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.Some experts believe that the rise in mobile dating is due to the growing popularity of online dating.
The rise of mobile dating and in particular, dating app Tinder has changed the way people meet potential partners and date.
With the advent of GPS Phones and GSM localization, proximity dating is likely to rise sharply in popularity.
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.
They can then search for other IDs online or by calling a certain phone number dictated by the service.
The criteria include age, gender and sexual preference.