one of the top apps to meet new people, whether it's a friend in a new city or love of your life! but be vigilant!
Arguably the most popular dating apps in the world with over 26 million matches per day, Tinder connects you with people around you. Whether you’re looking to date, meet locals or make new friends and expand your social network, Tinder will help you find your match.
The principle of Tinder is simple. You see someone's pictures and profile, you swipe to the right if you like them and to the left if you don’t. If you both swiped right on each other's profile, you will match and the magic begins. You can henceforth chat online with each other and make plans to meet up.
There is nothing inherently unsafe about Tinder. Whilst your profile is public and can be seen by those within a certain radius, you can only be contacted by people that you have matched with.
The main safety concerns arise when you decide to meet up with someone that you have met on the app. It is best that when your first meet up, do so in a public space, and make sure at least one friend knows where you are. Also, be careful about the information that you share on the app.
Tinder has plans to incorporate in-app background checks. It will allow users to view public records information of perspective dates using their name or mobile number (BBC News). This feature will initially roll out in the US before moving to other markets.
You’ve matched on Tinder and are meeting up for an exciting date. Make sure to stay safe whilst meeting for the first time with some of these personal safety apps.