Who said you can not get married through a dating site? You can. And if you do not believe me, then look at this couple who got married just 2 months after meeting on a dating app.
The name of the couple is Christopher Rimmer and Viktorija Vakulenko and both of them are 34 years old. After they met on a dating app, the girl travelled to the guy’s country UK and met him. They went to a date with each other couple of time and after spending some hours, they felt that they shpuld get married and they felt a strong bond with each other. And hence, within 2 months only, they tied the knot at Shoreline Church, Southport. On this, the newly wed bride, Viktorija said- ‘The moment I saw his profile I felt a connection to him – his photos made him look open and kind,’ ‘I spoke to a few people on the site but after I met Chris on there I stopped my other conversations and put all my attention onto him. ‘He had such a strong passion for ministry and it just felt right. I knew there was something special and we went for it.’ Viktorija joined the dating site in March 2019 after her sister encouraged her to sign up. She had only been a member for two weeks when Chris came across her profile and struck up a conversation with her. ‘I wasn’t sure about joining the dating site but I’d moved home after travelling in Thailand and my sister suggested it would be a good way to meet people – even just to make some friends,’ ‘I spoke to a few people and then Chris started a conversation with me and it just felt right. To be honest I was planning to stay alone for a while – I didn’t expect to meet someone so quickly. ‘At the time I started applying for jobs in the UK and I planned to go over for the some interviews. It tied in together and I could also finally meet Chris. ‘I remember being at the airport with my mum and she could already see how happy I was, giggling on the phone to him. ‘I already felt like I was in love with him when we were talking online.’
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There are many dating app which are now revealed as name in the list of apps who are leaking data. Many known names are in the list already. The latest one to join the list is the Heyyo dating app which is leaking information of the users. It is exposing around 72000 users’ data online. The Elasticsearch database, leaked the personal details, images, location data, phone numbers and dating preferences.
Robert Ramsden Board, VP EMEA at Securonix said, “The data leaked exposes users to a host of security threats, which could leave them vulnerable to scammers. Threats range from identify theft, catfishing, blackmail, sexual harassment to phishing. Users should be cautious about the information they share on dating apps and stay alert to any suspicious activity or interactions.”
In 2016 too, a dating website Ashley Madison who has a slogan “Life is short, have an affair” was also revealed as one who has been leaking the data of 37 million users of around 40 countries. The website encourages the users to cheat their spouse.
Warren Poschman, Senior Solutions Architect at comforte AG. said“With the power of data analytics also comes great responsibility – unfortunately something that many organizations still fail to fully grasp, even after numerous breaches.”
Last month four popular apps have been came into the news for their features which were leaking the information of the users. Such apps are getting dangerous for the users as they are leaking the information which could be misused by others.
Recently Facebook has rolled out its new Facebook dating App in United States. This made the US 2oth country to get the dating feature.
On the first launch of this feature in Columbia, the product manager of the dating feature Nathan Sharp said”More than 200 million people have listed themselves as single in their relationship status on Facebook,”
“We view this as an incredible opportunity to continue helping people build relationships in meaningful ways on Facebook,” he added.
However, as per Paul Keable, certain aspects of this feature may allow cheating in this app. Paul Keable is the chief Strategy officer at Ashley Madison. The Ashley Madison is a website which has a tagline “Life is short. Have an Affair”. He believes Facebook, Tiner, Bumble etc are the competition of his website.
The app lets you cheat as the app duplicates the facebook profile but it would remove your existing relationship status. This would let the users to join it easily without knowledge of their partners.
Another thing that he noticed in the app is that Facebook dating app would not match you with your facebook friends. So, the possibility of getting caught by your partner is less in this case.
Although, Facebook has done it to keep the privacy of the users. The users can easily opt for the dating feature into the regular facebook mobile app.
A new dating application has been launched on Tuesday, Hiki. This is pronounced “hee-KEY”. The app has been named on the Hawaiian word which means ‘able’ and is the brainchild of 28-year-old developer Jamil Karriem.
His Cousin had an autism spectrum disorder. He told Karriem that he would no get any partner about which Karriem empathized.
On medium Karriem Wrote “[But] it wasn’t until a few weeks later that it dawned on me that while we both felt scared of the unknown—and we both yearned for meaningful connection—I had a myriad of platforms (both digital and physical) at my disposal where I could put myself out there,”. “Moreso, I had the privilege of being able to go to loud bars with flashing lights any night of the week. He didn’t.”
To bring it into the market for Autism spectrum Karriem knew that he would need an autistic spectrum so he included two in his team and others were experts of the field.
He told Newsweek “Everything about the app was designed to be user-friendly to all individuals on the spectrum,”. “The colors are known to not be triggering for sensory purposes, the layout is simplified and very intuitive, there are no flashing lights or sudden changes. And the on-boarding flow is structured in such a way to let you know what is coming up next, to manage expectations and not surprise anyone.”
Grindr Gay Dating Application has started causing menace in terms of security and privacy risk. Grindr is making a large percent of revenue as Grindr hasn’t made their assets acquisition with Committee of Foreign Investment in US . Beijing Kunlum Tech has up to 60% of shares in the Grindr app in 2018. This is creating impact on the national security of foreign trade in US. Kunlum is finding ways to sell out Grindr by acquainting with Committee of Foreign Investment in US.
Reuters are not specified about these issues and they have rejected to comment on behalf of this issue. All the matter of security and personal privacy is arising due to very critical and personal data sharing on the site like sexual likes and interests, location of the user, HIV status and much more. This is leading to cybercrime and blackmailing the user’s which makes user’s more sensitive towards security. The Government is trying to reach out for a solution. They believe that sensitive data is the root cause for exploitation and crime.
Due to this, the government is taking serious action regarding this issue as these websites have an instinct regarding fooling people and not assuring whether all the data is protected and under all the security conditions. It should the company’s right to protect it user’s data . Previous year Grindr’s
HIV data got leaked by other firms. Data privacy should be taken care by the company itself.
It is quite often seen that online social media has a huge impact on body shaming. From data analytics,. It has been found that online dating app users are complexed about weight . They are following unhealthy ways to manage their weight. Though this data is partial supportive , still further research needs to be done to prove the whole subject of matter.
US research survey predicts that upto 1700 adults are victimised over the eating disorder illness. Anorexia and bulimia nervosa ill habits are followed by them. And the most ratio following these traditions are women.
Dating has came into limelight when the adults have enrolled themselves into online dating web to easily find their dating partners for romancing and hook ups. The initial step of finding matches if the user’s profile which obviously highlights a person’s physical attributes like body type, skin , color , hair,etc. This makes users a lot more conscious about what they have to upload which can be accepted by the society.
A study regarding the eating habits were evaluated of a online dating app user . It was found out the the users were indulged in six unhealthy weight restricting and dieting behaviours in comparisons to those who didn’t used such dating sites. People used vomiting technique, laxatives, fasting, diet pills , muscle building and fat burning supplements and using anabolic medications. This has been a most sensitive concern regarding societal acceptance of body image through the dating sites.
The most popular dating app Tinder is rebelling against the android market and has started a payment system. The application is ignoring the requirements of the store where it is listed for download and has started different approach to cut the fees.
The dating app has included a payment system in the android app which lets the users skip the main google play’s system and took them to the payments. This way, users would not get any option to switch back to the google play app.
Match Group spokeswoman Justine Sacco explained it as an experiment to Bloomberg. He said that the dating app company is “constantly” testing new features and that payment options which “benefit [the users’] experience” were an example of this. On this matter, Google’s opinion was also asked, but google has not yet responded to the request.
The experiment is introduced for the android developers only where it allows the direct payment system without using Google Play. This actually means that the app bypasses the Google play which was also done by Epic did with Fortnite.
Probably, Tinder is sure that the Google play would not pull off this popular app from its market and bear any loss, thats why introduced this system. The experiment of the Tinder depicts that it is trying to remain in the store but rebelling the requirements of Google.
Tinder has now launched the Tinder lite app for the people using limited data. The company has launched this lighweight version of the app for the Android platform. The app would have same swipe feature of matching, super likes and the premium feature which allows you to check who has liked you.
The app has currently restriction on upgrading it. This means that the users of Tinder Lite app cannot upgrade it to Tinder Plus or Gold. You would be able to use your existing account on this app. All you would need to do is to start this app with the regular way which you use to do in the regular app.
Tinder Lite app is currently available for pre register. In few weeks, it will make its debut in Vietnam. In starting, company is focused on rolling out the release in the South America and Southeast Asia. The app is specially for the countries where data is limited and slow. The users who have old fashioned phones can also have this app in their device. It would consume less data and also would be good on slow networks. The app would also let you store in the less memory. The app is extremely light and therefore does not take much space in your device.
Like Spotify, it does not intend to launch it for countries having high end devices and good connectivity. It will be available only for the countries where demand for it exists.
Recently, Dating app Bumble has introduced a new feature in the app. The application has now allowed users to to use in app voice calling and video calling. The feature which the company has introduced would be available for all bumble services. The feature allows the Bumble bizz users for making professional connections. If you want to make friends, Bumble BFF has also got this feature. The dating bumble has also got this feature.
The option for calling will be available in the apps only when match will be found. The application has provided special rights for women which makes them able to call first to their match. The male users of the app would be required to wait untill they get the call from female users.
The company has introduced this feature in the app with intention that no user would be now required to share phone numbers to call each other now. If users unmatch, the other user would lose the option to make a call. When users had to exchange numbers there was no way to not get the call from other person when they unmatch.
The another app which allows such a feature is Badoo which is also developed by the same person as Bumble. Therefore it has the same feature already in the app.
datings apps are now introducing videos in the app in various ways. Some are allowingvideo profiles while some of them are allowing GIFs.
A huge range of dating apps has begun to start a platform of providing a platform for older generating to enroll themselves on the dating sites. These sites are filtered and exclusive for the age bar and focussing on the senior segments.
The only senior generation app which is mobile based includes the Match Group that has a large circle of users but this app was originally created for computers. Other dating sites namely, Lumen which is a UK Based site has an active lifestyle dating.
These apps can only be accessed on smartphones and have different hosting sources, they have users profiles which are verified with human eyes and Artificial Intelligent Scanned selfies.
They are maintaining their quality by restricting the delivery of messages up to 6 messages per say. So that nobody can just broadcast a “Hi” message to everyone reported by Lumen Co-founder and chief marketing Officer Charly Lester. This app is exclusively for the senior audience which are targeted as the circle of interest.
According to a Media article, since Lumen is introduced over 8 months they have reached to almost a millions of the app downloads. They have also commercialized their brand as embarking the milestone of celebrating the downloads
and insights of the audiences. The spot is featured by Silver Classix Crew which includes a group of old women dancing in Atlanta. They are wearing LED lights and dancing