Search for someone on dating sites
If you're in those early, in-between stages of a relationship, you might be wondering how to see if someone's active on Tinder so that you can log on, find they haven't been active, and confirm. (Or, I guess, right.)You might be in a very committed and long-term relationship, but are having some suspicions that your partner is straying.A friend of mine recently saw a dating app pop up on her boyfriend of seven years' screen when he accidentally swiped over "recently deleted apps." Also, I don't know what kind of person thinks using dating apps is a smart way to cheat, but hey, everyone's different.“Not only are people oversharing and putting out a lot of information about themselves, but companies are also not doing enough to let people know they’re doing it.”Swipe Buster, he said, was an attempt, albeit perhaps a prurient and sordid one, to use a popular company (Tinder) and a juicy lure (cheating) in order to educate people about how much of their personal data is out there and how easily people can get access to it without hacking or breaking rules. It changed its name and URL on Sunday evening.)He started working on the idea with a programmer and a designer he met in a Facebook group in November.After months of work and thousands of dollars put into the back end, Swipe Buster quietly launched last week.
But in high school, he said he was always the guy people would share their secrets with, and he often heard about his classmates’s infidelities.
But rather than make money from a horde of fees, he told me that his goal is instead to create awareness that this data can be mined in a short amount of time and to have Tinder respond by making it private as quickly as possible.“A lot of people are going to be like ‘WHAT! “I think the positive outcome [is that] a company is going to be protective of its users.
,’ and hopefully a lot of people are going to be more careful, and Tinder is going to say we have to XYZ to protect our A. We’re expecting it to be quite impactful, and a lot more people will realize what kind of data they have online.”A Tinder spokeswoman said in a statement that “searchable information on the Web site is public information that Tinder users have on their profiles.
I promise you that had I not been able to "check up" on the person I was already going out on real life dates with, I wouldn't have been unduly paranoid that he was a sociopathic f*ckboy.
(Which he was not, because you can see real sociopathic f*ckboys coming from a mile away.) Without this paranoia, maybe I would have been a more normal, open date.