At the 2012 i Date Mobile Dating Conference, the first ever consumer focus group for mobile dating apps unanimously reiterated the same complaints from years prior. These concerns varied between participants and included physical, emotional and sexual risks, the risk of being scammed, the risk of encountering dangerous and dodgy people, the risk of pregnancy, risks to family, the risk of lies and deceit.To counter these risks, participants undertook various activities that made use of the technological resources available to them and also assessed how others did or did not use technology.and 3G Dating is emerging as 3G networks and Video Mobiles become more widespread.
The rise of mobile dating and in particular, dating app Tinder has changed the way people meet potential partners and date.
Some believe that the proliferation of such apps has fueled modern dating behaviors.
According to, mobile dating apps market has shown growth and is, "to be worth some $2.1 billion".
Tinder has been up to par competing in this market "as of October 2014, the app has more than fifty million users" and also it is valued "anywhere from $750 million to $1 billion".
With the advent of GPS Phones and GSM localization, proximity dating is likely to rise sharply in popularity.