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Why You Should Use Senior Dating Mobile Apps
By Ken Solin
There have been lots of new features that help seniors date online more successfully, all of which demonstrate that senior online dating websites, match.com in particular, seem to “get it” regarding what single senior want today. The ability for two seniors to chat on the phone without anyone having to give his or her phone number, instant text chatting, and helpful safety features that protect daters are ubiquitous.
But the single greatest advance that senior online dating sites have made lately is the app for mobile dating. Whether or not you like it or admit it, single seniors are just as likely to spend their spare time staring at their smartphones as their younger counterparts. Texting, emailing, checking the weather forecast, downloading music, driving directions, stock market trends, and even health features like how many steps you took today, are all available on a senior’s smartphone.
Everyone’s A Smartphone Junkie
So the advent of a mobile dating app isn’t surprising since online dating sites know how important smartphones are to men and women of all ages. Mobile dating was inevitable, and it’s been a huge success. Statistics indicate that 50% of single seniors are using a mobile app to date.
I’ve noticed seniors in cafes with their smartphones scrolling through emails and profiles from potential dates from online dating sites, as well as updating their own online profiles. I have to admit that while reading emails on my smartphone is simple enough, and that I don’t even have to don my reading glasses, I find that reading someone’s profile and looking at their photos a bit more challenging, albeit not overly difficult.
The Advantages of Mobile Dating Apps
The mobile dating app is an amazing feature that allows seniors to keep current regarding their status in the online dating world. No one wants to miss out on meeting someone special because they were away from their computer for a few days, and mobile dating, while perhaps not as easy as looking at your computer screen, works well enough to make intelligent decisions and choices.
Consider for instance that match.com’s mobile app allows senior daters to check out other senior’s profiles and make choices regarding whom to connect with or pass. And sending an email to a man or woman you find appealing is as simple as using your home computer.
All In A Moment
A senior dater could potentially have a friend take a photo of them and then post it on their online dating profile in minutes, which means your dating profile will always be current. And if a senior is emailing another senior on his or her mobile app and there’s some chemistry but both daters would like to see a current photo, it’s a done deal. Knowing instantly who’s looking at your profile allows a senior to reply quickly enough to demonstrate his or her seriousness about dating.
And if a senior is sitting in a café having coffee with no one to talk with and nothing to do, he or she can scroll through the online profiles of other seniors and send them emails in an instant. Match.com’s app even sends daily matches out to seniors’ mobile phones, so a senior doesn’t even have to wait until he or she gets home to make choices. The daily matches use Match.com’s algorithms, which can make picking dates easier and more successful.
The fact is that one in four senior relationships begin online today, and a mobile app simply keeps seniors closer to the action by keeping them in the online dating loop. If you’re a senior online dater you’ll want to download a mobile dating app. And since they’re free, there’s no downside.
Mobile Dating Apps are a great way to stay connected on-the-go and almost all Senior Online Dating Sites offer apps in addition to their regular websites.