“For me, I wasn’t really planning on meeting up with anyone and I was really clear about that cause people asked me,” she said.
Since Tinder uses Facebook, possible matches are able to see if they have any mutual friends.
Although online dating sites and mobile apps have changed how people date, the fact that dangerous people still exist has not. Pleasant Police Department has dealt with two instances of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) as a result of people who met using a social media site or dating application.
The most recent incident involved a female student from Central Michigan University who was sexually assaulted after meeting up with a man she met on the mobile dating app Tinder.
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For the woman who was assaulted, that is exactly how it started.
The two met on Tinder and talked for a few weeks before he started asking her if she would like to meet for coffee.
A police spokesman said "Online dating is relatively safe, but it can give individuals an increased feeling of trust, causing them to no longer view the person they are meeting as a stranger.
"From January to July last year there were four reports of crimes in relation to dating apps, whereas this figure has more than doubled in the same time period this year.
In the age of the Internet, undertakings once reserved for the real world have moved online.