News and Background

Dates Checker’s goal is to put more comfort and fun back into online dating so we can do it better- not use fear to scare us off from trying. Yet there are real risks in online dating that create a serious need for solutions for both men and women. Below are links to recent events in the news. Please send us links if you come across interesting or notable news.

The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue- Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun
The Atlantic, October 25, 2016

Woman Extorted Online Dates for Thousands Komo News, December 2 2016

Police: Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online
Washington Post, August 23 2016

Gay Dating Apps Promise Privacy, But Leak Your Exact Location
Wired, May 20 2016

Murder charge filed in dismemberment death of Seattle-area mom
Washington Post, April 14 2016

DC Man Who Vanished After Arranging Online Date Found Dead
NBC News, January 11, 2018

Tinder Isn’t the Only Dating App That Leaves Your Information and Swipes Vulnerable to Hackers
Slate, January 24, 2018

Dangerous liaisons: Investigating the security of online dating apps
Secure List, October 24, 2017

Dark Future: Here’s When We’ll Have Feedback-Based Online Dating from Black Mirror
Futurism, December 30, 2017