Today’s online communication landscape is both a boon and a bane when it comes to relationships.

huffington post online dating statistics 2004-85

Proxi Dating was one of the first dating services using bluetooth.

In 2004 Match, Webdate and Lavalife were the mobile dating early leaders.

Usually these sites are free to use but standard text messaging fees may still apply as well as a small fee the dating service charges per message.

Mobile dating websites, in order to increase the opportunities for meeting, focus attention on users that share the same social network and proximity.

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.

Applying the uses and gratifications theory as well as diffusion of innovations, this study analyzed how demographic variables, particularly age, predict the particular gratification (entertainment or social interaction) people seek through online dating sites.

In addition, this study analyzed openness to mobile technology (smartphones) as a predictor to the overall attitude towards online dating and the subsequent decision of whether or not to utilize it.

2010 was the year mobile dating becoming mainstream.