Trick profile on dating site
“If the user contacts Tinder support (after contacting Facebook) and provides enough information to find this profile, verifies their identity, and presents substantial evidence to prove that this is a fake profile, we will remove it from Tinder.
“But, it seems that couldn’t be further from the truth.” When it first came on the scene, Tinder was often used for casual sex because it finds potential matches based on their proximity to you. Recent reports suggest that there are 50 million active users on the dating app, who check their accounts 11 times per day. The app pinpoints your location via GPS, and uses your Facebook information to create your profile. If they take your fancy, you can swipe right to 'like' them. If they ve also 'liked' you it’s a match and you can start messaging.
"I hate the thought of men looking at my picture and thinking I'm looking to hook up.
If my friends have seen these accounts with my face on them, who else has?
“It is important to note that you cannot totally prevent this from happening, the only way to guarantee total immunity is not to use social media sites, or post content online,” says Dr Toogood.
However, as this is an unlikely reality, there are steps you can take to mitigate the risks (even though, really, responsibility shouldn’t lie with the potential victim).