Background checks in dating apps aim to promote safety, but raise privacy concerns

Mar 17, 2021
A leading dating-app company is working with a nonprofit to bring criminal checks to one of its platforms.
Match Group plans a background check pilot program on Tinder this year.
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Love in the time of COVID: Dating apps are thriving

Nov 24, 2020
Hookup culture could be waning in the era of COVID-19, with infection a constant concern.
Bumble, the dating company, went public last week, making Whitney Wolfe Herd the youngest female CEO to take its company public.
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As "social distancing" becomes the new norm, will online dating start to lose its appeal?

Mar 11, 2020
"I feel a little bit like Chicken Little for it, but I cancelled that date," said one online dater.
Tinder has canceled the release of a new choose-your-own-adventure series due to COVID-19.
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Making friends is tough. There's an industry that wants to help with that.

Jan 3, 2020
Apps, dating services, even matchmakers are trying to help adults find friends, for a price.
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