"In today’s apped-up, textaholic society, exploration means downloading apps, not just checking out a new You Tube video." Enter spur-of-the-moment dating.
Busy young adults of the connected generation can utilize their free time to the fullest by meeting matches nearby.
Singles should take the time to see what different dating apps offer, she says.
Spira leads a Los Angeles-based Mobile Dating Boot Camp, helping singles of all levels use mobile dating apps. "As with any social networking site or dating site, critical mass is important," Spira says.
In some cases, it's only a few minutes after virtually chatting, thanks to location-based features.
"If you think you’re not tech-savvy enough to download a dating app, think again," Laurie Davis, founder of e Flirt Expert and author of Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating (releasing in February by Simon & Schuster) tells Mashable.
"We also found in the Boot Camp that the simpler the features and sign-up process, the happier the singles were with the apps they were using. Having an interface that makes it easy to write to someone is important." Don't be afraid to get the ball rolling on a potential romance.
Mobile app users aren't expected to wait and get to know the person before scheduling a meetup.
Right now, more than 40 million singles use top online personals platforms such as and e Harmony as well as niche dating websites to find love. More and more, connected singles are using dating apps to improve their chances of meeting that special someone.Singles can connect online and test their web-based love connections in person."However, the traditional online dating sites are doing a good job with mobile." Most apps are complementary to existing web platforms.The mobile platform encourages users to regularly flirt and keep up with incoming messages. "Perusing new platforms that don’t have a traditional site, like location-based app Meet Moi, means viewing new matches you haven’t seen before who might be your right click," Davis says.Some dating apps require less sign-up information than their web counterparts — an added bonus.
"Most mobile apps are good for connecting quickly, so you’ll find more singles looking for casual relationships ready to meet on the fly," Julie Spira, a leading authority in online dating advice, tells Mashable.