Sex and the Cell Phone

March 23, 2004

Here are two news articles about attempts to use the mobile phone for more technologically advanced dating-related purposes than keeping the rejection line number handy. Can you guess which one is trying to be a mobile and which is trying to be a mobile casual encounters?

CNN: Cell phones link lonely hearts

Would-be daters looking for a "significant other" may soon be able to subscribe to a service which stores in their phones a personal profile and information on what they want most from a partner.

Wired: Brits Going at It Tooth and Nail

And now comes "toothing," where strangers on trains and buses and at bars and concerts hook up for clandestine sex by text messaging each other with their Bluetooth-enabled cell phones or PDAs.
This will probably never catch on in NY, but for now, I'm keeping my phone's Bluetooth turned on, bluesnarfing be damned...

Posted by Andrew Raff at March 23, 2004 02:55 PM
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