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Online Dating 2.0: They Met on Twitter

By Leonor Vivanco – Red Eye

Today, daters have an alternative–or supplement–to traditional online dating sites such as? eHarmony or They are entering a new frontier of digital dating equipped with a slew of Facebook and iPhone applications coupled with mobile Web sites. But dating experts question whether such technology is a romance killer and whether it can lead to anything more than a hookup.

The mobile dating market–which includes apps, mobile Internet services and text-based services–has skyrocketed.

“Mobile dating may be better for tech-savvy young daters,” said Julie Spira, cyber-dating expert and author of “The Perils of ?Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.” “Those are the ones that don’t want to sign up for online dating sites and fill out very long questionnaires. This is the instant gratification mode,” she said.

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