At the 2012 i Date Mobile Dating Conference, the first ever consumer focus group for mobile dating apps unanimously reiterated the same complaints from years prior. These concerns varied between participants and included physical, emotional and sexual risks, the risk of being scammed, the risk of encountering dangerous and dodgy people, the risk of pregnancy, risks to family, the risk of lies and deceit.
To counter these risks, participants undertook various activities that made use of the technological resources available to them and also assessed how others did or did not use technology.
In the dating market, both online dating sites are adding mobile web versions and applications to phones.
Some sites are offered as mobile only for Phones and Pads, with no access to web versions.
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.
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.
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.
Proxi Dating was one of the first dating services using bluetooth.
In 2004 Match, Webdate and Lavalife were the mobile dating early leaders.
This is already a significant increase from 2011 (6.3 million).