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Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA - Every year, Julie Spira, a top mobile and online dating expert, releases a list of the "Top 10 Best Mobile Dating Apps" for singles looking for love online.
As online dating continues to be embraced by singles of all ages, mobile dating apps have taken the spotlight in 2013.
A recent Pew report on "Online Dating & Relationships" looked at the impact of social networking and mobile dating on singles looking for love.
"Mobile dating has truly become a social dating experience, with many apps considered social dating, social networking and social discovery experiences," said Spira. "Our annual Top 10 List features mobile dating apps utilized by our Mobile Dating BootCamp contestants and the singles we've worked with around the world."
The Top 10 List
1. Tinder - iOs and Android.
As Tinder celebrates its 1-year Anniversary, we're happy to list their mobile app as our top choice for 2013. Tinder is now the fastest growing location-based mobile dating app and is becoming a household name. While early adopters were found on college campuses, now everyone from Lindsey Lohan to the former Miss USA, along with your neighbors as well can be found flirting on the Tinder app. During this year's Mobile Dating BootCamp, just about every participant requested to use Tinder while looking for love online. Tinder reports that 54 percent of their members are between 18-24 and 31.6 percent are between 25-34.
2. Let's Date - iOs
Let's Date call itself the "instagam' of dating. Users sign and create their date card through Facebook connect. Once your profile is created, you'll have the ability to edit your profile if you don't want it to mirror your Facebook profile. Let's Date reports that 55 percent of their users are between 18 to 24 years old and 40 percent are between 24 and 35 years old.
3. Zoosk - iOs and Android
For the fourth year in a row, Zoosk has made it to our "Top 10 Favorite Mobile Dating Apps." Zoosk is a top mobile dating app for iPhone users and a top 10 overall grossing app in the iTunes store. More members, 55 percent are using the Android app as compared to 45 percent on iOS.
4. Badoo - iOs and Android
Badoo is a free dating app and was launched in 2006. They have over 197 million members worldwide in 180 countries with over 41 languages available. Over 100,000 new mobile app users added every day. It's a fun way to meet new friends and dates in a game-like environment.
5. POF - iOs and Android
PlentyOfFish has made it to our "Top 10 Favorite Mobile Dating Apps" list for the third year in a row. POF is one of the largest free dating sites in the world with over 2 million Americans logging on to the site each day, with 70 percent of their members accessing the site from a mobile device. According to comScore, PlentyOfFish has captured 67 percent of the market share among mobile dating apps in the U.S. The app is completely free and is available in five languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
6. Meet Moi - iOs and Android
Meet Moi calls themselves the mobile matchmaker and states clearly that they are not an online dating service, and fall into the category of social discovery. Meet Moi does the searching for you and sends you a notification of a compatible date nearby to your mobile phone. They matches users with one another based on preferences and proximity by leveraging uniquely mobile capabilities like location awareness and push communication channels.
7. Skout iOs and Android
Skout is one of the earliest mobile dating apps and their iPhone app was launched in 2008. Their mobile app is a global network for meeting new friends or dates in over 100 countries around the world.
8. Grindr - iOs, Android, and BlackBerry
For the third year in a row, Grindr has made it to our "Top 10 Favorite Mobile Dating Apps." Their mobile app launched in 2009 and they've been a leader in the mobile app only service. Grindr has 7 million male users in 192 countries around the world. The average user spends 2 hours a day on the app and logs in 8 times a day. Over 200 million photos are sent every day from guys to guys using their mobile apps.
9. OkCupid - iOs and Android
OkCupid is free and makes it easy to access the web version of their site on your mobile phone, as well as providing a mobile-only app that is location-based and simple to use.
10. How About We - iOs and Android
How About We now provides an offline dating service for both singles and couples. Their mobile app lets you view full screen photos and dates of people in your area. Their premise is to connect online and meet offline at user created events.
Honorable Mention: Coffee Meets Bagel - iOs
Newcomer Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) was created by three sisters Arun, Dawoon, and Soo Kang. CMB has won the hearts of many singles looking for love online. Originally a web-based service in a few cities in the U.S., Coffee Meets Bagel launched their iOs app in August of 2013.
Still our Favorites
These web-based dating sites have terrific mobile apps that are worthy downloading on your smartphones to speed up your search.
Harmony - iOs and Android
eHarmony is responsible for over 1 million people getting married since they launched in 2000. That's a number to brag about. Their mobile app downloads surpassed the 5-million mark over the summer. eHarmony reports that users tend to access their mobile apps 5+ times throughout the day, compared to twice a day on the computer. Over 40 percent of their user registrations take place in the mobile environment.
Match - iOs, Android, and BlackBerry
Match.com was launched in 1995 and is available in 24 countries around the world and in 15 different languages. Their mobile app is a service for paid subscribers on more platforms than any other app. Match reports that more than 40 percent of user logins come from their mobile apps.
About Julie Spira
Julie Spira is a Los Angeles based online dating expert and mobile dating expert. She was an early adopter of Internet dating, having created her first profile almost 20 years ago. Spira is the CEO and founder of Cyber-Dating Expert, LLC. Today, she coaches singles on the dating scene with her Irresistible Profiles programs and is the host of "Mobile Dating BootCamp: Dating in a Mobile World." Spira is the author of the bestseller, "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online." Spira is the go-to person in the media for Internet dating advice and has appeared in the news over 500 times on the subjects of online dating and mobile dating. She was named one of the "Top 10 Columnists to Follow on Twitter" and ranks as the top most influential person in the categories of "dating" and "online dating" on Klout, the social media influence site. Follow ( @ ) JulieSpira on Twitter dot
About Cyber-Dating Expert
Since 2008, Cyber-Dating Expert has been a top lifestyle site that features Internet dating advice and online dating success stories. As online dating coaches, the Cyber-Dating Expert team helps singles improve their chances at finding love on the Internet, by shortening their searches, creating dating profiles to capture his or her eye, helping craft emails, and teaching daters how to flirt on Facebook and Twitter. Visit CyberDatingExpert.com.
About Mobile Dating BootCamp
Mobile Dating BootCamp is a coaching program and video series created and hosted by Julie Spira. Spira helps singles find love from the convenience of their mobile phones using a variety of mobile dating apps. Visit MobileDatingBootCamp.com