A new breed of minimalistic online services has cropped up to meet this need, offering nothing more than an RSVP service for people of like interests to arrange group meetings in public places.
While it’s true that this method will reduce your chances of being algorithmically and instantly paired with Mr. Right, it will also help you avoid the headache of having your digital privacy compromised.
For example, someone could use your dating profile as evidence in a lawsuit against you.
Even after you cancel your subscription, dating websites often store your profile and pictures in their databases, and depending on the legal situation (which could include divorce or custody proceedings, lawsuits related to employment, and possibly medical-related lawsuits), websites must turn over this information in response to a court order.
According to Stanford researcher Arvind Narayanan, people can easily deanonymize the data that websites sell to marketing firms by correlating it with aspects of a person’s public browsing history.
To make matters worse, a number of online dating sites aren’t very secure.
Today, nearly 300 million individuals around the world use online dating sites.
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Sweden, like Finland, Denmark, and Norway has an online dating market dominated by a couple of websites that have a lot of members.
Researchers from the cybersecurity company Checkmarx recently identified two security problems in the Tinder app.
These two flaws combine to help hackers see what photos users are looking at and which way users swipe in response to each picture.
While online dating services are constantly innovating to make the Web a safer place to find romance, it still pays to be proactive about protecting your private information.