"I signed up and started getting chat messages almost immediately. He lives a day's drive away and I hope to meet him this weekend.
SMS dating has been gaining popularity and acceptance worldwide in USA, UK, Africa, UAE and most of Asia. A report from Juniper Research estimated that over 250 million people will be using mobile dating and chatroom services by 2012.Video dating diminishes the possibility of this happening.It's much tougher to enhance a video and isn't within reach of an amateur.Typically most singles who find someone they find interesting, chat for a few weeks and then decide to give out their phone numbers and meet the person they're chatting with.Many singles chat with multiple people, taking their time to decide who to meet and who not to. Says Alan, a 19-year-old from Queens, New York who found love through his cell phone, "I'm generally shy with girls and find it hard to go ahead and chat them up. I signed up for a dating offer and exchanged messages with eleven girls, eventually met three of them and am not dating Sue, who I met through this service." It's not only the shy but also the busy professionals who've taken to SMS dating.