Internet dating is it safe
Recent numbers from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau suggest that dating scams reached a record high in 2016.
Some 3,889 online dating-related fraud incidents were reported, resulting in a record loss of £39m.
Dating sites and apps have gotten increasingly popular among college students like us over the last few years.
Maybe you’ve found yourself creating an Ok Cupid account or taking Tinder more seriously when you had originally got the app just for fun. After all, you never really know whom you’re talking to.
When you take "selfies" with you cell phone camera, you not only take a picture of yourself, but if your phone is configured to allow location tagging, then the geolocation where you took the picture also gets recorded in the picture's metadata.
You can't see this location in the picture itself, but there are applications that can read and display this metadata for other people to see.
If you aren’t careful, you may be out of pocket and broken-hearted.
This could present a problem if a criminal finds out your home address and is then able to tell if you are there or not by looking at your current location information on the dating site.
It's probably best to turn off the location-aware features of your dating app, especially if they post your location to the site for others to view.
The online dating world can be both an exciting and scary place at the same time.
You want to "put yourself out there" while also not risking your personal safety or your privacy.