Ok Cupid, Match and Zoosk are standard fare for traditional dating websites.You can write lengthy paragraphs about your interests, hopes, dreams, fantasy football team or whatever and upload multiple photos.
But fake profiles abound, sexual predators use the sites, and some common online dating behavior—like meeting alone after scant acquaintance, sharing personal information, and using geolocation—puts users at risk.
Dating companies are being pushed to better protect users, but some seem reluctant to do more— or even to talk about whether there’s a problem.
Next time you’re swiping or meeting a match for the first time, follow these five steps to ensure your safety. Yet sometimes we forget just how much you can find out about someone online.
It’s crazy what information you can learn about someone just from knowing a few details about them. Be careful linking your social media to dating apps, especially if your social media channels are public.
While you might not be able to control someone seeing where you live based on a geotag from a post your friend tagged you in, giving out personal information is completely voluntary.