Dating and sex
And as for going on a date -- always tell someone where you're going and with whom.For me, I've got a group chat of close friends who will text me to make sure I'm OK and check that I got home safe.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.
CNET also has a guide to not getting catfished, offering such tips as setting up a phone call in advance of a date, doing a reverse image search of profile photos to make sure they weren't stolen from someone else, and keeping an eye out for other warning signs, like requests for money or an unwillingness to meet in person.The company acknowledged that registered sex offenders have access to those platforms, and the report told told of several women who met them online and were raped by them.Match Group's flagship service, Match.com, does perform background checks.Online dating apps aren't the only services whose users have reported sexual assault.