Many dating sites if they have not already are adding new safety features to help protect their members, namely photo verification, in-app safety check-ins during dates, and a built-in panic button.
When meeting someone online, it can be risky if you know nothing about the person. One can take many safety precautions: meeting in a well-populated place, and letting friends and family know where you will be during the date, and this is where the check-ins during dates and a built-in panic button comes in.
The move came about after an investigation by ProPublica and Columbia Journalism found that several popular dating apps allowed known sex offenders to use their interfaces and create accounts.
While most dating sites offer tips on protecting yourself when meeting someone in person, these extra features can make your dating experience a little more worry-free.
To check on what Tinder has been doing to update its dating apps, click here.
Moreover, remember, COVID-19 is still here, which means extra precautions should be taken.