SinglesAroundMe Launches Sexy New iPhone App To Increase Serendipity Without Compromising Safety This Valentine’s Day
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, February 09, 2013, 03:58 PM EST
The popular social discovery mobile dating app SinglesAroundMe (SAM) today officially launched its most technologically advanced iPhone app just in time for Valentine’s Day. The sexy new app leaps ahead in design and user experience and introduces the industry’s first “ Approximate Location” feature, for users to increase serendipity without compromising safety.
Unlike other location-based mobile dating apps, SAM utilizes geographical mapping to plot the location of nearby singles, literally next door, anywhere in the world. CEO Chris Klotz recently said “ Our goal is to offer an experience that parallels real life and to make it as social, interactive and now safe for our millions of users around the world”.
The new iPhone and recently released Android apps not only connect singles within their immediate location anywhere on earth, but it also solves security issues expressed by some users about revealing their location.
For members who wish to flirt but prefer to keep their location somewhat private, “Approximate Location” offers a unique way for users to be in the vicinity without revealing their exact location. Now, for the first time anywhere, members can choose exactly how much—if any—of their actual location they want to share; they can choose to keep it exact, hidden or approximate, which displaces their precise location by approximately 1-2 miles or 2-3 kilometers.
What this means for users is they now have complete control of their privacy. If they are at home and want to hide their location they can do so, but if they choose to switch their location to “Approximate” it displaces them outside of their immediate neighborhood. If they are out or feeling engaged they could switch their location to exact and meet people close by, in real life!
"I believe our new privacy controls dramatically change the game and solve the problem that was holding back this new industry," said Christopher Klotz, CEO of SinglesAroundMe. "In today’s connected world, most members do not seem bothered by revealing their location, however, there is a percentage of members that have requested more control over the privacy of their location information. With this new release, we have opened the doors to a safer—and even more exciting—location-based dating experience.”