Online dating can be scary for a LOT of reasons, but the safety concerns definitely top the list. I mean, you're meeting up with a total stranger and you just have to trust that they are a decent human. However, the popular dating app, Tinder, is making moves to address those concerns.Beginning January 28th, the app will include a feature that will allow users to alert the authorities if they feel like their safety is at risk.
Tinder has partnered with Noonlight, a safety app that tracks your location and will alert authorities when triggered. The app is super simple to use and I've had it for years! The partnership will allow you to input information about your date including who you're meeting up with, where you're going, and when you're going. Then, it will begin tracking your location. If at any point throughout the date, you feel unsafe, you can trigger the panic button for help! Once triggered, a Noonlight dispatcher will notify authorities.
As an added bonus, a badge will be added to your Tinder profile once you opt in to the Noonlight feature. You're probably thinking, why does that matter? The goal is for the badge to act as a deterrent.
As someone who has used both Tinder and Noonlight, I'm excited to see the two apps coming together for our safety. Luckily, I've never been in a situation where I've felt unsafe, but it gives me peace of mind to know that there's someone looking out for me just in case something does happen. You can never be too careful!!