You know, everyone is getting on the Text Messaging bandwagon with their mobile devices; even eligible singles seeking that special someone.Â
While this area of meeting someone via SMS is still a mostly uncharted area of digital social communication, I am convinced that it is destined to be the preferred social platform of the future.Â
If you are single and think you may be ready to take a non-traditional step towards finding your soul mate, check out the following two text messaging SMS based dating sites:
So far the only free mobile phone dating service available, Zogo is a fully-functioning texting option for singles looking for love, romance, or a hookup in their geographic area.
AN OVERVIEW FROM ZOGO:
“Zogo means instant connection. Using our matching technology, two interested people can quickly find each other. No volley of wordy e-mails over several days or weeks. No more waiting.Â With Zogo, you can hook up right away!”
HOW ZOGO’S FREE MOBILE PHONE DATING WORKS:
Interested singles text message 46876 (INTRO) to sign up from their mobile phone, or use the Zogo website. Any text messages should include the words JOIN or ENROLL, your gender, the nickname you choose, and your zip code.
Preferences (such as religious beliefs and geographic locations) can be set up from Zogo’s phone dating website.
Once you find someone in a search that you are interested in, either invite them to speak with you, or add them to your favorites. Alternatively, you can text INVITE -username- (with their user name listed) to 46876 (INTRO). The person you sent a note to will receive a text message of their own, letting them know you’d like to talk. The respondent has 24 hours to say yay or nay to your message.
If the respondent says yes, you’ll both get another text message telling you -username- wants to talk now, and is that okay? If it is, type ACCEPT, and if not, DECLINE. The other member will be told of your choice. Declining can simply mean it’s a bad time to talk, but try again later.
Once both parties are ready and willing to talk, you’ll receive a phone call on your cell phone, with (212) 330-7609 as the caller ID, as will the other party.
UNIQUE FEATURES OF ZOGO:
Zogo is a completely free mobile phone dating service, of which there are currently no others at this time.
Instead of providing for contact through text messaging, Zogo provides users who are interested in each other with a safe, non-traceable phone call directly to your cell phone.
ZOGO MEMBERSHIP COSTS:
Zogo charges no fees to use its mobile phone dating services, although your cell phone provider may, depending on your terms of service and availability of mobile browsing and text messaging features.
http://zogo.com to get started.
Since 2003 this online dating giant has offered cellular dating services to select cell phone users around the US, and has one of the largest user groups to select a date from.
OVERVIEW FROM MOBILE MATCH:
Flirt anytime, and anywhere with Mobile Match. Connect anonymously with singles near you on your mobile device.
WHAT A MOBILE MATCH MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Similar to online dating sites, Mobile Match offers users a profile that can be perused by other users through various search options. The difference however is that instead of having to log on to the Internet, Mobile Match users peek at other profiles on the go from their cellphone.
Signing up is fast, since Mobile Match doesn’t require long profiles from their users. In fact, the bare minimum of information is really all that is allowed.
Paid users can peruse other people’s profiles and send cell phone text messages to those they find interesting, without having to share any form of contact information.
The Mobile Match service is currently only available to US-based users. Heterosexual, lesbian and gay matches are available.
UNIQUE FEATURES OF MOBILE MATCH:
For younger users in the U.S., Mobile Match can provide an enormous user base with more than five million users. Eighty percent of those users are under the age of 35 years old.
MOBILE MATCH MEMBERSHIP COSTS:
Fees are determined in conjunction with the cell phone provider and Mobile Match, so costs will vary. As an example however, A T & T Wireless users pay $4.99 USD a month for unlimited messaging on Mobile Match’s regular subscription plan, which can be added to their A T & T Wireless bill for added convenience.
http://mobile.match.com to get started.
In conclusion, I wish you all the best for, believe it or not, your special someone is out there searching for you, as well.