This is probably a better story for Valentine’s Day, but Alana Semuels at The Los Angeles has a gr8 article about txting 4 D8s. Whether you want a BFF or a <3throb, mobile services are there to help:
"Tech-savvy singles are now relying on cellphone-based services to find new dates and friends. The programs help users find strangers to exchange text messages with and even find, on a handset’s digital map, nearby people looking to connect."
For those concerned that this reads like the opening scene of a Freddy Krueger remake, the reality is that dating services can keep strangers from seeing your phone number or location, though they’ll have a sense of your proximity.