Don’t worry there may be another single person looking for a date tonight in your area.There are a bunch of dating apps designed to connect people based on their physical location.Even celebrities have chimed in on the popularity of these apps."Today, if you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket," wrote American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari in an essay for Time Magazine.Since the first app launch, Tinder, in 2012, various variations of the application have been created.The most popular being Tinder, Ok Cupid, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, Tastebuds, Match.com, and Bumble.They can then search for other IDs online or by calling a certain phone number dictated by the service.
And don’t forget to turn off the location tool when you head home so that you don’t get followed! Singles Around Me: “Singles Around Me (SAM) is the #1 social discovery mobile dating app designed for you to discover and meet single people around you, right now, anywhere on earth.According to Paktor's Phua, his findings show that Asians prefer to first meet fellow users in groups, rather than a more intimate one-on-one date.A feature on Paktor are the group chats based on common interests or careers, which Phua said helps to foster a more comfortable and genuine connection between "like-minded people." The app also has several language settings including Tagalog, Korea, Thai, Japanese, Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia."In some ways, I find Paktor a bit kitschy and childish," said Ali in a CNBC interview.He points to the Paktor Leaderboards where the most popular female and male users are ranked and Paktor's 'gift-giving' culture."You get notifications about people you've swiped right (liked) getting gifts, and asking if you'd like to buy her a gift as well, this turns it into a competition which is childish," said Ali.