Dating (Personals, Match-making)
dating (personals, match-making) services let singles or date-seekers
search for and communicate with others who seek companionship or long-term
Some online dating services let members communicate using their cell
phones. They can make postings, send alerts and respond to alerts via
instant message or text message.
Some mobile dating services are an extension of a Web-based social community
and have mobile Web access. Others are a mobile-based service and community.
The cost of posting a profile and searching for others with whom to communicate
ranges from free of charge to premium paid subscription. Plus any cell
phone calling plan charges.
Use your cell phone to show someone your interest in them. Or be available
anywhere anytime to respond to a message. Don't miss another date because
you could not get to your computer or home phone.
List of providers of online dating services that provide mobile messaging
and community. Use the mobile Web addresses on your mobile phone.
- Date.com – Live chat.
- DateCam.com – Video chat
- DateZone – Vancouver,
Canada-based dating service lets subscribers audio and video conference
from phone-to-phone and from Internet-to-phone to anyone, anywhere in
- dodgeball.com – Connect
with friends via cell phone.
- eHarmony – Uses detailed
questionnaire and scientifically proven compatibility matching to find
a match. Live chat.
- FunkySexyCool –
Flirt with singles from around the world.
- Gay: Mobile – Gay.com
personals, chat and video chat.
- HurryDate – Amp'd Mobile
users can access HurryDate's popular online party and speed-dating services
- browsing profiles, sending virtual "Drinks" and emailing possible
dates - from mobile phones. Be alerted for parties in the area.
- India Times:
Mobile Dating – IndiaTimesLiv2Luv. India-based web, mobile
and voice dating service.
- JDate – Jewish singles dating
service. Text and video instant messaging, live chat.
- Just Mobile: Mobile Match
– Based in Malaysia, offers Mobile Match (Mobile Dating), Virtual
Girlfriend, and Mobile Chat.
- Lavalive Mobile –
Community for singles to meet anywhere anytime. SMS text messaging or
- Match.com Mobile – Connect
anonymously with singles near you on your cell phone. In 40 countries.
Match.com is the world's largest dating site. Available in the U.S.
on Cingular, Nextel and Sprint.
- Matchmaker.com – Fun
and entertaining with in-depth profiles. Over 80 communities to join
by location or interest. Large database of members. Live chat.
- MeetMoi – Location-based
mobile dating service.
- Mobile Match –
Large mobile dating service in Malaysia. Uses SMS text messaging to
register, view, search, match, alert and chat.
- Mobile Flirt –
For members of Mobtastic Club. Post and view profiles. Flirt for free.
- Online Dating Service –
Free online dating service featuring photo personals, chat, messaging,
ratings, advice, etc.
- Playtxt – Location-based
mobile dating, flirting and social network. Message safely via mobile
phone by SMS text or MMS picture message or website.
- SMS.ac Flirt
– Mobile personals profile and search via text message. In many
countries and languages.
– Uses MMS video messaging to meet new people.
- WebDate Mobile –
Use your cell phone to check profiles and send messages.
- Yahoo! Personals –
A leading online dating service. With a paid subscription, send an e-mail
or instant message (using Yahoo! Messenger) to communicate with others
in the Yahoo! Personals community. International sites.
- Zingy SMS Dating
– SMS (text message) dating service and community. Use your cellphone
to chat, flirt and find dates. Works on every Verizon, Cingular and
AT&T mobile phone.
- Zogo – View pictures and
profiles on your mobile phone. Invite someone to talk instantly.
Note – There are two markup languages used to design mobile
Web pages and referenced above. Your mobile phone browser may or may not
- HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language) – is Openwave's
proprietary Web markup language. HDML pages can only be viewed on Web-enabled
mobile phones that use an Openwave browser. HDML was developed before
WAP. It uses Openwave's Handheld Device Transport Protocol (HDTP) instead
- WML (Wireless Markup Language) – is an open Web markup
language developed by Openwave and based on HDML. WML pages can be viewed
on any mobile device that supports WAP. WML is supported by almost every
mobile phone browser around the world.