The first generation of mobile applications in Africa targeted basic services such as banking and health services.However, current applications target economic, political, and social sectors including dating.

In the past, people turning to dating websites to connect with other singles looking for love.

Mobile dating apps are slowly overtaking dating websites.

The app is also gaining popularity in East Africa countries, especially in Kenya.

The app has a simple user interface and allows users to share real-time photos as they chat with their match. The app targets gay men who prefer to date privately.

Access to Facebook profiles gives users more information about their potential dates.

Ok Cupid gets more than three million new visitors every month and ranks high among the most popular African social networking applications.The app ranks number 3 among highest-grossing i Pad apps in Kenya.The dating app helps its users to meet new friends and find love through chat messages.The downside of the app is that many users create multiple fake profiles for the fun of it.Lovoo ranks among the top-grossing social networks in Africa.The majority of internet users in Africa access the internet on their mobile phones.