Method for providing matching and introduction services to proximate mobile users and service providers

  • US 6,819,919 B1
  • Filed: 10/18/2000
  • Issued: 11/16/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing matching and introduction services to users of communications equipment comprising the steps of:

  • storing at least two user profiles in a database;

    storing the real-time geographic position of a plurality of users in said database;

    a first user submits a first search request to a first server using a first wireless communications device;

    said server performs a first search of said database by;

    initially sorting said user profiles based on geographic proximity to said first user;

    further sorting the remaining said user profiles that contain at least one search word specified by said first user; and

    selecting remaining user profiles that contain access control features that have been disabled;

    said server returns search results to said first user; and

    facilitating communication between said first user and other users whose user profiles have been selected by said first user.

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