How to Stay Safe on Dating Apps
Online dating has come a long way since the days of Match.com about 10 years ago. Not only are there more people on dating sites and apps but there are many more options available to users based on age, location, religious backgrounds and lifestyles. The days of usernames on dating sites is quickly fading. Divulging hometowns, neighborhood residences, colleges attended, Instagram handles and daily routines can easily provide creeps, thieves and scammers with the information needed to know much more about you than you ever intended. This coupled with the amount of data shared on dating profiles, the introduction of reverse image searches and data from other social media sites can lead to greater exposure for stalking, scamming, embarrassment and identity theft. Here are some tips to help protect your identity, safety and reputation while online dating.