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Dating Apps: Article on GPS dating apps, its love you near

From: Art
Sent on: Friday, August 6, 2010 12:51 PM
Hi NYC singles members, here is an interesting article on GPS and Dating. We got to keep up with technology.


"Some relationship coaches, however, question whether the GPS dating apps are anything more than a fad.

Many women are unlikely to use such apps because they may feel threatened by notes from strangers who know more or less where they are, said Arthur Malov, a senior dating coach for New York Dating Coach.

"I think it can be fun and it can be useful for a few months, and women will use it initially, but the more men there are the more high percentage of creepy guys there will be, and the more percentage of women will be deleting these apps," he said.

For point of reference, Skout, which launched in the summer of 2009, is about 60 percent male and 40 percent female, according to Wiklund.

The idea that single people would need ways to identify themselves as approachable has an analog precedent, Malov said. In the 1970s, he said, single people wore bracelets to indicate that they were single and open to being approached romantically. But the system felt threatening for women, he said, and was abandoned rather quickly."

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