Among those in this growing field are Dating.fm, Flikdate, Video Date and two newbies launched last fall -- View N Me and Instamour.
Those behind the idea say it's a time and money saver, because daters can connect from wherever they are, avoiding travel time to meet someone and keeping cash in their pockets."Skype started the whole genre change and Face Time took it into mobile," says Marc Lesnick, founder of i Date, a dating industry conference and trade show.
FM is like that only WAY BETTER because there isn't a lame/degrading rate me feature and oh yah... I always hated going through all the preliminary questions and all that bs... Free is way too cheap for an app that is this fun." - Paperpusher12667 "Killer dating App - The simplicity and ease of use make Date Fm a no brainier. Best of all, it's not connected to other social networking sites so it's as discrete and safe as you want it to be.
I could go on and on about how much I like this app but I won't...check it out for yourself, you won't be dissapointed." - Captain Kev Dog "Awesome - I usually don't use Dating Apps, but is awesome!
"First date or not, I think it's a way to break the ice and show a person on the other side a personality and give them clarity about 'Is this a person I want to meet in public?