Clark Harding's essay in the Daily Beast today calls attention to a most wondrous and entirely inevitable development in the world of virtual dating: a GPS based hook-up service.
Grindr, as the smartphone app is called, is for gay men only (as of now, at least).
There are already Web sites for casual hookups and forums for finding someone to play out your sexual fantasies.
You don't have to take off your wedding ring at a hotel bar Don Draper-style to have an affair-you can just log on to Ashley and find another, no-strings-attached, willing adulterer.
Brightkite uses participants’ current locations to connect people, allowing them to chat and possibly meet up.
The network has been heralded as a great way to meet new people, find a date or connect with locals while traveling.
My friend has the app, and just by logging in at work once or twice he's discovered there are at least two other gay men in his office.In July OKCupid introduced its geo-location app to help users keep watch for local singles.Sonar brings your social network to life in the real world.Furthermore, OKCupid also hosts OK Trends, a blog that charts analytics and user habits.
In February 2011, the company was acquired by IAC, operator of Match.com, for million.The following list includes five geo-location apps for romance-seekers on the go.