The mobile platform encourages users to regularly flirt and keep up with incoming messages. "Perusing new platforms that don’t have a traditional site, like location-based app Meet Moi, means viewing new matches you haven’t seen before who might be your right click," Davis says.
Singles should take the time to see what different dating apps offer, she says.
You don’t have to go location scouting, but you want to know what you’re getting yourself into, especially if you’ve never visited an institution before.
Andrew Panos, for instance, decided to bring a date on his first trip to New York’s American Folk Art Museum—hours before their dinner reservations.
Mobile app users aren't expected to wait and get to know the person before scheduling a meetup.
"The initial intention to meet focuses on fun, but that doesn’t mean that things can’t turn serious later as your relationship develops," Davis says.
"Typically found in the preferences section, it’s important to only make yourself available when you’re ready to flirt, so you don’t get caught by a cutie when you’re at the grocery store in your PJs." Dating apps facilitate real-life meetups, so safety is even more important with casual mobile meetups, Davis says.
If it’s early in the relationship, sexually-explicit exhibitions can make for an awkward viewing experience.
After canvassing my Facebook friends for their best art world date experiences (both horror and success stories), I’ve distilled it all down to 10 helpful tips for the next time you invite that special someone you’ve got your eye on to the blockbuster exhibition on everyone’s must-see list. Please put a little thought into it To ensure a successful date, have something specific in mind, not just any museum at random.
Get a sense beforehand of what kind of art your date appreciates, and pick something that is likely to interest them.
Spira leads a Los Angeles-based Mobile Dating Boot Camp, helping singles of all levels use mobile dating apps. "As with any social networking site or dating site, critical mass is important," Spira says.
"We also found in the Boot Camp that the simpler the features and sign-up process, the happier the singles were with the apps they were using. Having an interface that makes it easy to write to someone is important." Don't be afraid to get the ball rolling on a potential romance.