Dating and sex
Still, daters do tell stories of being harmed by potential partners they met online, and these accounts can be blood-curdling -- a worst-case scenario when you're hopefully flipping through endless photos of smiling people on vacation, hanging out with friends and holding up large, lifeless fish.It's also an unfortunate reminder you can't always rely on your favorite services to have your back.Or you may fear it could deter a potential partner.If so, wait for mutual trust to develop before sharing.Match Group strongly refuted the report in a statement, saying it's "inaccurate, disingenuous and mischaracterizes Match Group safety policies as well as our conversations with Pro Publica." The company said it spends millions of dollars annually to prevent, monitor and remove "bad actors," including registered sex offenders, from its apps."As technology evolves, we will continue to aggressively deploy new tools to eradicate bad actors, including users of our free products like Tinder, Plenty of Fish and Ok Cupid where we are not able to obtain sufficient and reliable information to make meaningful background checks possible," Match Group said.Plus, the idea is to establish a baseline comfort that the person you're talking to isn't a danger, not to dig up conversational ammo so you can pretend to like the same bands. If something feels off, there's a good chance it is.
There's some merit to that argument, but I would counter that safety trumps all else.
First, there's no fault to be leveled at anyone who didn't think to check the sex offender registry before grabbing drinks.