We’ve rounded up 20 of the best dating apps for lonely singles.Whether you’re looking for a casual fling, true love, an international love affair, or even a threesome, these innovative dating apps will help you find your perfect match.The phenomenon, also known as "mobile romance," already has arrived in China, home to some 430 million mobile phone users.Most Chinese wireless service providers offer dating services to drive text message usage, which in turn creates revenue, according to Liu Bin, an analyst with BDA China Ltd., a Beijing-based telecommunications consulting firm.Location-based services like Foursquare are here to stay, that much is true. In 2009, a study by online dating site Skout noted that 69% of people were comfortable meeting up with someone they met on their i Phone, and 40% were using a mobile dating service while out at bars, clubs and restaurants.For some, however, local deals and specials only go so far. Now GPS dating apps for those looking for local love have flooded the i Phone and Android markets.
They can send text messages to people who match their profile, but there isn't a location-based feature that alerts them when someone is nearby.
Younger mobile users have moved well beyond voice when it comes to their phones, he said.
For instance, more than three in four of them use text messaging (versus one in four adults) and nearly half of them use their phones to instant message.
Similar services are also cropping up in the United States.
Dodgeball, which Google bought last year, alerts people to the locations of their friends and potential dates via text messages on their cell phone.
Now, if you're thinking romance, look to your mobile phone.