Using GPS to find local singles has been on an upward trend over the last year or so. Popular sites like 'Singles Around Me', 'Okcupid' and 'How About We' all offer a GPS location option on their users profiles.
The choice to enable the geo-location feature is given entirely to the users, which quells some concerns from potential online daters. The dating site will not poject your current location without your express knowledge. While feedback has been extremely positive from site users, there have been warnings from the authorities regarding safety and abuse of the service.
Of the 3 million Okcupid users, over 1 million have enabled their GPS location using their smartphones. This leads us to believe that while there are some that would take advantage of this feature, the majority are using it as intended. They are building meaningful friendships and relationships with those in their community.