Anyone interested in meeting new people should know these 5 Reasons You Should NEVER Use Tinder. While everyone is talking about this dating app, it has several features which may make it unsafe. It may even affect your outlook on dating in ways you had not expected.
All forms of modern technology should be used with care. Anything that is connected to the Internet can be used as a portal for malicious people who want to enter your private life. If you are currently using Tinder, you should treat all the information on it as though you intended to share it with everyone from your boss to your credit card company.
Happy Ending … Or Not
People are aware that sometimes people on social media are not what they seem. This is especially true on Tinder. In fact, Tinder has a high proportion of users who are there to make money by selling sexual services. Some of the “Happy Ending” users are there just for that purpose. They sit around and wait for people who are frustrated by not making any connections on Tinder. The best way to avoid getting sucked into that trap, build your social skills and feel good about yourself is to get out there and meet people.
Harder To Read People
People sometimes hesitate when it comes to meeting people on Tinder because a lot of users lie online to keep up with other people who are also telling lies. Human beings communicate a lot through body language. Signals being sent by a potential date, which may indicate that the person is unsafe, may be impossible to see on Tinder. The instinctual sense you get from reading someone’s body language is missing. That makes it easier for people to be Catfished or deceived by people who are experts at deceiving others for their own personal gain.
Easier For Stalkers
People sometimes joke about stalking but when you are the recipient of unwanted attention, it affects your health. It is not funny. By its very design, Tinder makes it easier to find you since it only shows people who are “less than a mile away”. There have been reports of people showing up unannounced at the homes or workplaces of those they were interested in.
People who are not necessarily interested in offline stalking can get apps that allow them to hack into the accounts of other Tinder users. This gives them access to information such as chat logs and the matches of other users. People who want to can also use apps like those to get an address. If someone is really persistent, they can gain full control of another person’s account while the owner has no idea their account was accessed.
Negatively Affecting How We See Each Other
Tinder users often upload a picture and their profile hoping that someone they like will also be interested in them. When you are not attracted to someone, the app puts a sign across their picture. In short, it says, “Nope”. While people may tend to do that mentally even with someone they meet in a bar, having that strong visual message associated with a rejection, especially when you may be repeating that behavior frequently, may make you look at others in a more shallow and superficial way.
Men and women are sometimes fascinated when they first create an account at Tinder. Men can look at pictures of lots of real women who may all be attractive to them. A man can spend hours doing this and get the boost that comes with doing so. However, disappointment may soon step in when he tries to connect with a few of these women and does not get the response rate that he expects.
Tinder is a sample of the real world. However, conditions are altered so that it is even harder to tell someone why you are an interesting person. Tinder restricts each user to a short description of 500 characters. No one can learn much about a person from that and some men or women who have a lot to offer are dismissed just because of that. Tinder does not create the environment for people to really get to learn more about each other. After experiencing this for a while, an individual may actually become discouraged without realizing that the app’s design has biased the odds against them.