Do Dating Apps Have a Problem with Harassment?
In an attempt to prevent people from catfishing or using out of date pictures of themselves, Badoo have now introduced a photo verification feature. What happens is that you're shown a unique photo that you have to copy the pose of and then snap a shot of yourself in it. The service checks that you're doing the pose and then verifies it against your pictures on your profile. If it doesn't match those pictures then you won't be verified. Of course this won't stop everyone as you don't have to be a verified user but as users can now set their account to only match them with people with verified accounts, you could wind up missing out for the sake of wanting to look better or younger than you are.
The problem with harassment on other services is more widely publicised then on Badoo. A recent survey by Consumers' Research looked into various different dating services but focused on OkCupid, eHarmony, Match and Tinder. They also looked into services like Grindr, Scruff, Coffee Meets Bagel and a few others but didn't get much information on them. From their survey they gleaned that more women than men feel harassed on dating services and the worst services for harassment were Tinder and OkCupid. This could be because they're two of the most popular services and because Tinder is often used for hook ups. This doesn't excuse the harassment but places why it might happen more on there than on other services. Badoo however is also one of the biggest services and yet they've done something to try and tackle what is a growing problem.
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Do Dating Apps Have a Problem with Harassment? Reviewed by Rosina Brooker on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Rating: