Dating sites with nice people
That’s just the concern that I have though as a security-minded person.
So asking, what are the security implications to think of here?
These are the things that people need to be mindful of. We’re talking about Tinder here as sort of shorthand for all dating apps, but there’s different kinds out there. So right out of the gate, that one, you probably have an understanding, is looking for location data plus location history.
In what way do you think they’re different from each other in terms of how they handle user data, encryption, authentication, permissions, things like that? So it’s going to have to secure location history in its back end, or hopefully it’s securing the location history in the back end.
So there’s less that you have to give in order to get into it.
And it seems to have become far more popular than anything based on the website where the profile, where you had to give it a whole bunch of likes and dislikes to match you up. If you want to actually meet somebody, I mean, if you don’t want to be alone, you’re going to use a dating app these days.
So it’s complicated by the fact that how do you use them wisely?
So how do you share enough information to get to know someone but not overshare, not share too much about yourself? Well, I think the line is like…carefully is kind of the key word.
‘Tis the season when online dating apps report spikes in usage from lonely hearts looking for matches.
And if you’ve got a lot of pictures of you partying on Tinder and you’ve got a very professional job that requires a certain sort of image, that’s where things could break down. They need to present themselves consistently across platforms, because it’s very easy for someone to do their homework.
You’re also touching upon one piece of advice I think might be relevant to people.
So if you use the same photograph on Tinder with Facebook, and then it’s easy enough to find somebody because they’ve used the same photo…Unless their name is something really common, like Sarah, or if you’re looking for a Mary or something.
So you find their first name and their photograph on Facebook, then you’ve got the last name.Reputation management, identity management certainly comes into play and it is very easy to go from a small market like this to be able to find someone by just using an image first name.