written by: Steve McFarlane•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 8/20/2010
What are your chances of meeting your dream guy or gal? Increase your chances with one of these BlackBerry dating apps.
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Dating applications propose to make it easy for you to find a new friend or perhaps romance from the wide ocean of people who are also looking for a partner.Here are some of the best rated BlackBerry dating apps.
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What is dating if you can’t easily communicate with the other person?CrunchSMS makes text messaging fun and enjoyable by presenting the messaging session in a bubble chat-style format.The app lifts the 160-character limit by automatically breaking the text into separate posts so the user doesn’t have to break his or her stride while typing.The app is free to use but the developers display ads to keep it so. CrunchSMS also works with BigTinCan and BuzzMe Pro to further enhance the user experience by customizing the vibrations and LED SMS alerts. CrunchSMS can be downloaded from the BBM app store.
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What would a roundup of dating or social applications be without the inclusion of the Facebook app. The Facebook BlackBerry app leverages the popular features of the popular online networking site to connect old friends and meet new people.Just like using the online version, the app can be used to updates your status, upload photos and also check the status of friends.
However, the app is only included in this roundup by virtue of the shear popularity and market penetration of the Facebook community.The app itself is slow to update status and lacks a chat feature. These shortcomings are sure to disappoint anyone who wants to have real-time updates and communications that an app like this should provide. At least the app is free and allows you to stay in-touch with your Facebook friends.You can download the Facebook Blackberry app from the BBM app store.
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It is said that more than 90% of how we communicate is nonverbal. If that is the case, why limit yourself to chatting or messaging to that special person you have an eye on?FunFlirts has a novel way of starting a flame by sending animated hugs, kisses, massages and other non-verbal messages to others.
While it is a novel way to meet people, some users, of this BlackBerry dating app, seem more interested in scoring points by trying their best to show how desirable they are by flirting their way up the Cellufun leaderboard. The app is free and can be downloaded from the RIM BBM app store.
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Here is a BlackBerry dating app that allows MeetMoi members to connect, meet and share with other members of the service, there is even a feature that alerts you when other singles are near by, so you can do a link-up.Some may consider this to be a must have tool for stalkers but it is handy for finding other singles who are in your area.
The developers say that the free membership allows you to view the profile of members and send winks and messages, but users will be hard pressed to find a function that works in the free version.If you want to initiate a conversation or access more powerful search capabilities you will need to sign up for the premium service.You can download the free app here.
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This app is powered by content from the popular Match.com online dating service. The app allows you to browse (by photo) for singles in your area, see who has viewed your profile and send winks and emails. While you can search and send winks for free, the other features are reserved for paying customers.
There are many other dating apps that promise to connect users with other like-minded singles, and provide relationship advice.The truth is that many of them only look good and under-deliver on what they promise, well, as far as user expectations go.
Image credits: All the included images are the property of the respective app developer.