Most people have at least one horror story about online dating. It's a rite of passage that single people love to hate. On top of the classic awkward Hinge date anecdotes and screenshots of a corny bio seeping with secondhand embarrassment, gay singles deal with all sorts of alienating interactions. Still, dating apps have become crucial means of introduction for gay folks looking to settle down. A Stanford study and Pew Research survey found that meeting online has become the most popular way for U.
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Researchers in the UK have demonstrated that Grindr, the most popular dating app for gay men, continues to reveal its users' location data, putting them at risk from stalking, robbery and gay-bashing. Cyber-security firm Pen Test Partners was able to precisely locate users of four popular dating apps—Grindr, Romeo, Recon and the polyamorous site 3fun—and says a potential 10 million users are at risk of exposure. Most dating app users know some location information is made public—it's how the apps work. If you then move down the road and the same man shows up as m away, and you move again and he is m away, you can then draw all of these circles on the map at the same time and where they intersect will reveal exactly where the man is. Pen Test was able to produce results without even going outside—using a dummy account and a tool to provide fake locations and do all the calculations automatically.
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Since being the first dating app for the queer community to launch on the App Store, Grindr has expanded to countries and over 27 million users. Users can filter profiles based on certain preferences, chat with interesting matches, and also narrow down potential dates using a distinctive geolocation feature. Despite being hailed as a groundbreaking app at its inception, the way Grindr functions is essentially standard fare for online dating apps. What sets Grindr apart from the crowd is its target audience. It also has the distinction of being the first queer dating app.
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