Dating cell phones
Social networking sites offer fertile ground for checking in on past relationships, and also for posting updates about current ones.One third (31%) of all SNS users have gone on these sites to check up on someone they used to date or be in a relationship with, and 17% have posted pictures or other details from a date on a social networking site.
Social networking profiles often contain a wealth of valuable information to potential suitors—such as personal photos, current relationship status, or information about one’s hobbies and interests—and many users are taking advantage of these sites to research people they are interested in romantically.
The popularity of cell phone dating in Germany, Canada, France, UK and Japan are the most active countries.
The United States lags behind in dating by SMS or phone apps until recently.
Finding a mate through SMS dating is more popular in the UK, UAE and Asia overall. The increase in 3G handsets will increase the use of cell phone dating further.
In India, where there are millions of cell phone users, cell phone dating is a choice to meet someone.
Ray-Jones has also heard about boyfriends creating fake Facebook accounts in order to see if their girlfriends would cheat or carry on an inappropriate conversation with someone, or threatening to expose pictures or messages on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.