Mobile dating service Tingle launches in the US

After testing its innovative mobile dating service in
Canadian cities, AppSocial Media released Tingle, a mobile-only iPhone dating
app, in the U.S. and Canada.

Tingle is the first online dating service in the world to
combine realtime voice chat, safer location-based discovery, and powerful
online matchmaking features in a single, easy-to-use iPhone app.

Tingle is built around the needs of today’s busy urban
singles. Voice Chat lets users connect conveniently and make a quality
connection in realtime discretely and without exchanging phone numbers. Since
Tingle calls work via the iPhone’s WiFi or 3G data connection, conversations
consume no minutes on the user’s phone plan.

Tingle makes use of location in multiple ways to nurture
spontaneous discoveries and meetings, without revealing users’ specific
location data to strangers. Radar, one of these, passively monitors the network
for users who are near one another and, when it makes a match, alerts them via
Push Messaging that a match is nearby.

“Dating sites have business models and social
frameworks that disappoint and drive away users, and this is a model made worse
with some of the early dating apps,” said
Ian Andrew Bell, founder of Tingle.

“The future of social is mobile. Mobile dating apps
like Tingle will begin to disrupt and will eventually usurp traditional
web-based dating sites,” said Mark Brooks, Editor of Online Personals
Watch and Social Networking Watch.

Tingle is now available on the iPhone, the most gender
balanced smartphone device globally, and may be downloaded free in the iTunes
App Store or via the
website. Versions of Tingle for iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices are in

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