Almost a decade ago, the idea of “mobile dating” in terms of technology is almost non-existent. A mobile phone could never be used to send short or text messages and a mobile phone could not send pictures. The idea of mobile phone for video calling is not even thought of. But thanks to technology, almost anything could be done by a mobile phone. Ten years ago, a mobile phone could be as big as a regular handset of a landline and even the early 90’s phone has a different battery pack. You may have a mobile phone but you’ll be required to go to places with a battery pack in your bag.
Today’s mobile phone is not just a phone, it’s a personal data assistant (PDA) or a smart phone. Depending on the specifications of a phone, a mobile phone could send and receive text messages, send pictures, videos and even do video call. Today’s mobile phone could also read and edit office files, play music and videos listen to an FM station and browse the internet. The size of a mobile phone today is only measured in millimeters in size and merely grams in weight. The latest mobile phones today will not even require a keyboard for operation. A mobile phone is smaller and thinner but could do a lot more compared to a mobile phone 10 years ago.
Dating Habits in Mobile Phone
Because of the development of a mobile phone, different activities can now be done in a mobile phone. An office manager doesn’t have to be in the office for the most part of the day. A mobile phone could check emails and browse the internet for research. Sales persons could update their sales report to the headquarters in real time.
Technology has also enabled mobile dating. A mobile phone could be used to communicate with a prospective date at any given day and time. There are websites that could be browsed in mobile phones and mobile phones that could browse regular websites.
Mobile dating started as soon as mobile phones started to be used in public. People naturally wanted to connect to each other all the time and they used the power of mobile phones as soon as they were market. Mobile dating used to be limited only to voice and sending and receiving simple SMS messages. But now, mobile dating could also be related to chatting since there are mobile phones that have this capacity. The idea of mobile dating is so much more since the technology has enabled our mobile phones to do much more than just simple voice calls.
Etiquette for Mobile Dating
Mobile dating will give you the convenience to talk to each other at any time of the day and night. But you have to treat this as a privilege and never a right. When a person talks or chats with you on a phone, that doesn’t give you the right to call them in the middle of the night. If you’re looking to impress someone, don’t act like an annoying telemarketer and call his or her mobile phone every hour day or night.
When sending text messages, it is also important to censor yourself before sending your text messages. The good thing about text messages is that you can edit your text messages before you send them. Before you hit that “send” button, read that text message and ask yourself if that messages could be insulting to your mobile date. When you are just starting to connect with each other, avoid adult themed text massages unless your date wants to. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a boring partner on the phone. There are thousands or even millions of things to talk about before you can talk about adult related topics.
Mobile Dating Websites and Services
There are hundreds of mobile dating websites to choose from. These sites could be browsed with a WAP enabled phone. Be careful in browsing through these websites in your mobile phone because your carrier might be charging you per kilobyte of data transfer. Check with your mobile phone carrier regarding these charges because you might not know it but you’ll be charged with hundreds (or worst) thousands of dollars just because you are hooked with mobile dating websites. Most of them are free but you’ll most likely be required to a pay a monthly fee if you want to connect and get their information.
Your local dating service should also have a mobile version. You should be able to get in touch with a person compatible to you. But there are also local companies who specialize in mobile dating that your date will have to be “virtual” which means you will chat over the internet before you can actually meet each other in person.
Caution in Mobile Dating
Mobile dating can give you an easy access to your potential date and even to a life partner. However, the use of mobile phone could be abused that you are intruding the privacy of a person or your privacy will be in trouble as well. When signing up for a mobile dating service, only sign up for companies who will provide you with an option to keep your mobile phone anonymous.
Mobile dating could also be used to fool you and will lead you into thinking that the person you are chatting with is perfect for you. Never, in any circumstance, agree to meet just after a day or two of sending text messages. Sending SMS messages back and forth will enable you get to know the person more.
It is also important not to reveal any personal information on the first time you talk. Your phone number and nickname should be more than enough for the person you are talking with. The pleasure should be on knowing the person first before any sensitive information could be shared.
Mobile dating will give you a chance to screen the person before you meet them. You can easily share your personal thoughts without being too open with regards to your personal information.