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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 20:36

Is Tinder just another game for young adults?

NEW YORK Online dating services are now hip with young adults, but not always for dating.

Credit mobile dating apps such as Tinder, which incorporate fun elements and are dead simple to use. Swipe right on a profile picture to approve and swipe left to reject. No awkward messages to each other unless both say yes.

But instead of just looking for long-term love, some people are turning to these services for one-night stands and even advice from locals when traveling. Others just want to look at sexy and not-so-sexy pics when they're bored.

'It's turned into a game,' said Tim Smith, a 21-year-old student from Hampstead, Maryland.

When he's bored, he turns to Tinder to start swiping on women in the app, even when he doesn't feel like talking to anyone.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:34

Smartphone dating etiquette tips

U.S. Cellular offers tips on enhancing your love life using a smartphone this Valentine's Day

Dating has changed drastically over the years, and with the newest smartphones, such as the iPhone 6s or Samsung Galaxy S 6, users can find 'the one' right from the palm of their hand. The Pew Research Center reports 21 percent of cellphone owners in a committed relationship have felt closer to their spouse or partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message. However, finding and maintaining the connection can be difficult, so U.S. Cellular is offering Maine smartphone users etiquette tips to enhance their love lives this Valentine's Day.

'The latest mobile devices on a high-quality network can enhance relationships and keep couples connected more than ever before,' says Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. 'No matter where you are, you can rely on your mobile device to enhance positive relationships and keep connected to loved ones from your first date to your anniversary.'

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