We certainly are a technology driven world. Today, it seems we use our phones for everything. Over the last few years many online dating providers have extended their services, for example so that people can receive text flirts on their mobile phones. Some even allow you to receive alerts about members near your current location. Sophisticated phone Apps are now going above and beyond this. The saying “there’s an app for that” is taken to new heights when we consider the many possibilities of using apps for dating.
Take, for example, the application called Ratio Finder. This app, which is currently only available in New York City and San Francisco, provides a real time map of locations in the city, showing the number of males versus females at each particular location.
Using information from WeePlaces.com and the social networking site Foursquare, Ratio Finder shows who has checked in at popular restaurants and nightspots. Pink dots appear to represent the females who have checked in, while blue spots appear for males. The bigger the spot, the more visitors of that gender at that time. So, if the pink dot is bigger than the blue dot at your favorite hotspot tonight, then there are more females there than males.
Another great application for singles who are looking for a way to plan a night out is Meet Moi. This application, available for iPhone and Android uses GPS technology to update your location information in real time and sends you alerts when potential matches are in a location near yours. To use the service, you sign up and set up a profile with the service, indicating what you’re looking for in a date. Then, when you’re out and about, and a potential match is nearby, you’ll both get a message. This is a cool service, because it combines the best of online dating with meeting people in person.
So, next time you’re feeling like it’s time to meet someone new, why not let technology work in your favor?