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With the advent of GPS Phones and GSM localization, proximity dating is likely to rise sharply in popularity.
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.
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.
Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
2010 was the year mobile dating becoming mainstream.
Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
The rise of mobile dating and in particular, dating app Tinder has changed the way people meet potential partners and date.
Some believe that the proliferation of such apps has fueled modern dating behaviors.
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.Some experts believe that the rise in mobile dating is due to the growing popularity of online dating.