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Location-based dating apps may facilitate users meeting face to face and potentially forming a relationship (Blackwell et al

Local proximity

With location-aware mobile devices, we can now connect with people in our close vicinity for particular purposes. Dating apps are also referred to as ‘location-based real-time dating’ applications (Handel Shklovski, 2012 ) or ‘People-Nearby Applications’ (Van de Wiele Tom Tong, 2014 ) as they draw on the location of the user in order to provide matches in one’s geographic proximity. , 2015 ; Ellison et al., 2012 ), which could increase impression motivation.