If you are looking for love while on the go, online dating services now offer mobile alerts to keep you updated on the people you're interested in as well as people who are interested in you. OkCupid.com offers mobile alerts through apps for the iPhone and Android smartphones, permitting you to send and receive text messages when you're away from a computer.
Items you will need
- iPhone or Android phone
- Celluar data plan
- OkCupid membership
Visit the OkCupid.com website and sign up for a profile by entering your gender, orientation and status as well as basics about what you are seeking in a relationship. Joining the site is free and you can sign up using your cellphone or a computer.
Log in to your OkCupid account. Click "Settings" at the bottom of the page. By default, OkCupid will email you when another user sends you a message, saves your profile, comments on a journal entry and more. Disable any specific mobile alerts you do not wish to receive by unchecking individual boxes under "Notifications."
Visit the mobile page of the OkCupid website from your phone to download the app for the iPhone, if you have this type of mobile phone. Click "Install" and then input your OkCupid login details.
Download the OkCupid app from the Android Market if you have an Android smartphone. Navigate to Market.android.com and search for "OkCupid." Click on "Install" when you locate the app and then input your OkCupid login details.
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- Set up privacy options for email and instant messages after downloading and installing the OkCupid app to specify who can contact you.
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