There, the only way participants know what one another looks like is through verbal description and a little face-touching.
The requests were made after the dating site Ashley Madison, which specialises in facilitating affairs, fell victim to hackers.
There is a dangerous side of online dating, but you can protect yourself and a new app is working to change things.
Even Karly Rogers, who found love online, has had scary experiences in the past.“I got a couple messages from a guy who claimed he was a police officer and he could tell that I read his messages, so he would text me on the app and say I can tell you’re reading my message, you’re not responding.
Now there’s an app created to help take the fear factor out of online dating by including a background check. Creator Joseph Penora spoke with 7 Action News over Skype.“We’re all about giving people piece of mind when they’re looking for love,” says Penora.
In most ways Gatsby works like other dating apps, swipe left or right, but then it goes the extra mile.“Lets say you’re a criminal and you’re trying to sign up. Penora says whether you are using his app or any other, there are some precautions you should take.