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Updated Dec 30, 2013 - 6:24 am

Love can now be found on your phone

PHOENIX -- If your New Year's resolution is to find love in 2014, there's a trend when it comes to finding a date.

No longer are online sites the place to go if you're looking to meet new people, it's as easy as checking your phone.

Matchmaking apps such as Tinder lets you find other users in your area who may be compatible with your interests.

"With a quick swipe you can decide if it's a mutual match," said Joann Cohen, matchmaker and dating coach in Phoenix. "It's a way of really quickly finding out who's in the area and who's available," she added.

An advantage to using phone apps like Tinder, is that it matches you with people that shares your interests and once they do, you can automatically be in touch, without requesting to be in communication, explains Cohen.

Like other dating avenues involving meeting with strangers, common sense recommendations come into play.

"Don't post photos that are too provocative," said Cohen. The photos can be taken and used on other sites without your permission.

For those looking to find long and lasting relationships, the recommendation is to be direct and to the point.

"If you're looking for a serious relationship or something more permanent, put that on your profile," she added.

Other safety recommendations to using phone apps as well as online dating sites are to meet in a public place until you get to know the other person. Also, let someone know where you will be meeting and do not share personal information online that can be stolen or used to hurt you.

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Martha is the traffic controller in the KTAR newsroom. Her full time role is that of Assignment and Breaking News Editor of KTAR News. She oversees daily Breaking News planning and over-the air execution, and puts together the elements that make it happen. She gathers and distributes daily news assignments to reporters and editors. She also reports on a daily basis, anchors news afternoons 1-2p and fills in as anchor occasionally during other time slots. She began working at KTAR in the winter of 2012 as Desk Editor and was promoted to oversee Assignments and Breaking News in 2014. During that time, she received two awards as a journalist. The first was the 2013 APTRA Awards, where she took home 2nd place for Best Serious Future in the "Recycled Orchestra." The second was a 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for her collaboration in KTAR's Voice for a Better Arizona Series: Immigration - seeking solutions. In her piece, Martha profiled two Arizona sisters looking for the DREAM. Martha was born in Mazatlan, Mexico. She moved to Arizona in 1996 with her parents and younger sister and has lived here since. She attended Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix and graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Tempe. Prior to working at KTAR news she worked in news and production at Univision Arizona in Phoenix. She also supervised the marketing, catering and public relations department at Hotel Araiza, 5-star hotel in Mexicali, Mexico. She has also been a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. When she isn't in the newsroom or behind the microphone Martha is an avid gym-goer and marathoner. She trains for two races a year and enjoys taking group exercise classes, such as kickboxing, indoor cycling and weight lifting. Martha is married and lives in Surprise, AZ with 2 dogs, Tasha and Elsa, and a cat, Sammy.

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