Tinder safety tips: If you are dating online and want a Zen experience, then do this

    If you are dating online then you must read these Tinder safety tips. 
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 00:03 IST
    Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps. Know how to use it right. (Pixabay)
    Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps. Know how to use it right. (Pixabay)

    Online dating is the new normal now if you want to meet someone. And Tinder app is one of the most popular dating apps around. If you are using Tinder to find your match as Valentine's day approaches, then know that online dating comes with a lot of safety issues too. Dating online may allows you to meet new people, but you must always be careful. In fact, interacting with strange people online can be dangerous. So, on this ‘Safer Internet Day', let us make your online dating a zen experience, free of worries. Here are a few Tinder safety tips that you must follow while dating online:

    Tinder Safety Tips

    1. You can UnMatch anytime

    Tinder users have the option to unmatch or block anyone at any time and for any reason, whether it's because of a bad relationship or something more serious. The person will no longer appear in the contact or message lists after being unmatched.

    2. Tinder Safety Center:

    Tinder has its own Safety Center that was launched in August last year. This can be accessed at any time, both from the settings menu and via the safety shield that appears when members are chatting. Besides this, you can report someone directly from their profile or contact the Tinder team at any time.

    3. Tinder Video Chat is a good option before actual meeting

    Tinder has its video chat feature too which was launched during the pandemic. You can meet anyone digitally, verify the match's authenticity, and better evaluate whether there is chemistry or not before going on a real date. But ensure to not share any personal information.

    4. Don't want to chat with someone? Block them

    There may be many people with whom you never want to meet or even have a conversation. The best is to block them in advance. Block Contacts allows members to specify which contacts they do not want to meet on Tinder or be seen by in the settings. This function helps them to improve their Tinder experience, whether it's with a colleague or an ex.

    5. Does This Bother You?

    Tinder has a feature known as ‘Does This Bother You?' which simply asks members this question when they receive a potentially offensive message on Tinder. If you will respond yes to the question then this will automatically report the sender. Similarly, the dating app has another feature ‘Are You Sure?' which is for the sender. If by mistake you are about to share a potentially offensive message. Have a safe dating experience for yourself by using these safety tips.

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    First Published Date: 07 Feb, 20:09 IST
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