According to research from the Tinder app, users are online for up to 90 minutes a day every day. At the same time, fake profiles are found in abundance in applications and on dating sites; and often in their open spaces you can meet sexual perverts and maniacs. Some app features, such as using location, put users at serious risk. Of course, the management of large Internet resources is taking steps to improve security; but often this is not enough.
So says John Leach, a member of the local government council of Manchester (UK). He is convinced that online dating companies must take responsibility for the safety of users. After all, over the past 4 years, 17 people in Manchester County have reported being raped after dating on the Grindr and Tinder apps. In general, during the same period, a total of 58 people became victims of crimes - and this is just over one victim per month.
At the same time, representatives of Match.com are very reluctant to comment on the current situation. A 2013 Consumers Digest article features an excerpt from an interview with Mandy Ginsberg, the company's CEO. “Match.com is no different from the usual social media. If you go to a bar and meet new people there, you know to be careful.” Opponents, on the other hand, believe that one essential detail is characteristic of dating applications - you have to pay for the opportunity to use their services. And so they must ensure the safety of users. The annual income from applications, after all, is as much as $ 3 billion in the United States alone, remind supporters of this point of view.