Take, for example, the story of Scott Kutcher and Amanda Segal.
They started dating in March when, during a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden, Scott pulled out his i Phone, opened an app called Skout and scanned a list of near-by women.
"You can engage with people, you can chat, you can wink and flirt and then help out with extra tools." Some relationship coaches, however, question whether the GPS dating apps are anything more than a fad.
Many women are unlikely to use such apps because they may feel threatened by notes from strangers who know more or less where they are, said Arthur Malov, a dating coach in New York City.
Most of the apps rely on instant messaging as a way to break the ice before a real-world conversation takes place.