Are you a busy professional and don’t have the time to deal with the complexity of a dating website? Do you ever stumble across those “It’s Just Lunch” advertisements within your in-flight magazine and *sigh* in exasperation? Are you constantly on your smartphone checking email, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, but still feel there’s a void? In essence, do you find yourself a bit lonely within the social media atmosphere? Never fear, Flirtomatic is here.
Full disclosure, we haven’t tried Flirtomatic yet, but according to this article, it sounds like an interesting way to pass the time and meet up with someone fun if you’re either a busy traveler or busy professional on the road, or just really busy. According to a recent article in Venturebeat, Flirtomatic — a mobile flirting network with over 4 million members — released a spiffy new iPhone app which allows you to connect with people based on location using GPS or Google Maps. If you happen to be running solo at that hotel bar or restaurant, open up Flirtomatic and check out who else may be around and looking.
So far the mobile dating space is a pretty open market, but those who have tapped into it (like the social networking/flirting site Tagged) have done pretty well. And according to the article, Flirtomatic is killing the big online companies like Match and eHarmony. Sounds like an experiment is in order! This NileGuide writer will happily download the app to judge whether it isn’t creepy and if it actually works, especially when he’s on the road. Stay tuned for an update.