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Romance is just a tap away

GPS, big data are making matchmaking apps more sophisticated

Dating at FabCafe Tokyo

TOKYO -- The love of your life may be just around the corner, and (yet another) dating app promises to lead you there.

Cross Me, an app from Playmotion, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of internet advertising company CyberAgent, uses a Global Positioning System to alert registered users when they come within range of a casual date or lifelong mate. When a potential 'significant other' is close, a photo with a screen name and other information appears, showing the person's approximate location. If mutually interested, the two can start chatting then take it from there.

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