LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Dating apps like Tinder are not only a highly frequented address for the quick flirt, but they also offer a welcoming platform for stalkers and snoopers. The experts from US DatingSitesReviewed have tested 100 Tinder profiles to see how high the stalking risk on dating apps really is, and to effectively protect one from them.
Of the 50 male and female profiles which were examined in the test for their strength of privacy, no stalking was possible in 60 percent of the cases. However, in a particularly extreme case, the testers could have surprised a Tinder user right at their workplace.
Tinder stalking is when someone can identify the full name of a stalking victim on Facebook, or, in the worst case, dive into their private life by using Google image search just with a picture from a dating app and a first name.
Although there are quite a few examples of stalking which are known, there is no reason to panic: "If you stick to just a few basic rules, you can set your personal Tinder app risk to 0," says Henning Wiechers of datingsitesreviewed.com.
The most important rule: Never use the same profile picture for multiple social platforms! If someone uses the same picture for Tinder and also on Twitter and Instagram, they run the risk of it becoming the connecting piece of information for stalkers.
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On http://www.datingsitesreviewed.com: The Website is an independent observer of the American online dating industry. Here you can get the results of leading singles portals and tips for flirting on the Internet. "Datingsitesreviewed.com" is part of the metaflake network, which operates in 14 countries.
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