***This post contains language that some might find offensive***
Have you ever used a dating app like Tinder? Well you may want to think twice before trying to find a lover online. I believe that dating apps are dangerous because anyone can lie online. Over the past four years 17 people in Greater Manchester area have reported being raped after using apps like Tinder and Grindr. These apps and websites can set up a major disaster for single people.
Someone and anyone can pretend to be innocent online but can actually be someone they said they are not. In 2014 Warriena Wright was murdered after she used Tinder to try to find a match. She went to her matches apartment and was pushed off his balcony and fell to her death. In 2012 the area had an overall average of 243 sexual assaults and rapes every month. 58 of those were from online dating.
People have taken these apps way too far. In 2017 there was an app created called Yubo. Yubo is a dating app for teens. FOR TEENS! That could easily be one of the most dangerous apps in the app store. There could be anyone say they are a child and tell another child to meet them at their house and easily sexually assault or rape that teen.
But what if these kids signing up for these apps are responsible? Kids should be able to make their own choices. Well even if they are responsible they should not be trying to fall in love with an online stranger. They could get into some big trouble if something went wrong. I also don’t think parents would like the sound of this app.
I think people should be more careful before using online apps and websites like Tinder. They should think before putting themselves out there to strangers that could possibly ruin their life. I also think that dating apps should use more powerful security and background checks before sending them loose. Because anyone can take advantage of another person and sexually assault them.