Flirting apps have become increasingly popular. In addition to Tinder, which was launched in 2012 and since then the most used dating app, there are other alternatives, such as Grindr, Happn, Poppin and Bumble, which are sought after by people of different sexual orientations. However, security in these environments is still an important detail.
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In addition to taking certain precautions regarding behavior, it is worth mentioning that it is necessary to pay attention to what is exposed in each profile. Security measures by applications, such as prohibitions on certain attitudes followed by banning, are applied to protect those registered. It may not seem like much, but if the user leaves his Tinder page full of very personal information, he may become a victim, for example, of scams or even unwanted exposure by others. Thinking about it, the TechTudo created a list of some actions you should not have in dating apps.
Tinder gives the user freedom to put their information on their profile Photo: Divulgao / Tinder
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Most dating apps do not allow intimate photos. Some are more strict than others, such as the case of Grindr, who even forbids photos with underwear or with a silhouette that leaves visible genitals behind the clothes. Tinder does not even allow images to be sent through the platform. Depending on the severity of the case – analyzed by the applications – the photo may be removed or, in some situations, the user may be banned from the network. Still, I need to pay attention: depending on how the photo was cut or the angle at which it was taken, some apps can understand how nudity and take action.
2. Disclose private information
It is very common to disclose some information in the profile of each user, from the most comprehensive, such as their city, to some more intimate ones, such as height and date of birth. However, the danger lies in the type of information that is exposed – it is not recommended to put a full name and address, as well as email or financial information. Showing possible flirtations what you like to do in your free time or musical preferences is different – and less dangerous – than exposing data on a network of thousands of users.
3. Changing phone numbers very quickly
It can be difficult to stipulate when the time is right to ask for contact from the person with whom we have a conversation, but passing the phone number too early can be dangerous. Without knowing the other's ndole, it is possible that the user is exposed to possible blows, threats and puts his security at risk.
Happn allows to bring together people who have already met along the way Photo: Divulgao / Happn
Whether to look older or younger, enter a false age when registering, if the practice is discovered, a reason for punishment in relationship apps. This is also valid for minors under 18 who create profiles with false information, which can result in the user being banned.
5. Use third-party photos
This is another case of falsifying information. When using the image of other people, it is possible that the user even suffers from copyright policy. Some apps only exclude content if the person does not have the rights. In more rigorous cases, there may be a ban from the network. Certain applications also invite users to report anyone who is using their image without authorization.
6. Inappropriate behavior
It is important to maintain respect within the application's chat systems, which tend to be monitored. If there are offensive comments, threats or the dissemination of hate speech in general, the user may have his profile excluded. Harassing speeches also fall under the prohibitions and carry the same punishments.
Offensive and violent comments are prohibited by flirting apps Photo: Rassa Delphim / TechTudo
As well as offenses, incitement of violence or violent behavior is prohibited in flirting applications. In some cases, even, the spread of this conduct through emojis is a reason for punishment. Users who post quotes about guns and drugs may also suffer due consequences.
8. Request and / or display personal information from others
Spreading an Internet conversation through prints of the application also leads to punishments, usually expelled from the user in question. Above all, a violation of the privacy of the other, if done without consent. Requesting personal data from others, such as financial information, ID, CPF and address, is also prohibited within the application chats.
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