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Tinder Adds A New Button That Lets You Warn The Authorities When Dates Go Wrong

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Tinder Adds A New Button That Lets You Warn The Authorities When Dates Go Wrong

Dates can quickly go wrong and even dangerous.

The man sounds, or at least read on Tinder, so sweet and you just feel like this is going to be an amazing date. You promised to meet in a crowded place in a popular cafe. You arrived earlier out of excitement and informed your date. But soon, he texted you saying he’s running late and is wondering if you’re willing to change the place of meeting. Sounds cool.

But this new meeting place is less crowded, had minimum lighting and your friends didn’t know you’re changing place. Now it’s sounding more and more dangerous.

No worries, however! Because Tinder has added a panic button that lets users warn people when they find meetings are getting dangerous and wrong.

Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, has partnered with Noonlight which requires you to grant location access to them. They will then track you through your GPS and when the panic button is pressed, that location will be sent to them.

Noonlight will require you to enter the code and if you’re unable to, will try to call you. If you can’t answer the call, the authorities will have access to your location and be there asap.

This prevention comes after a murder case by a British man started from Tinder. Mandy Ginsberg, CEO of Match Group, said, “You should run a dating business as if you are a mom. I think a lot about safety, especially on our platforms, and what we can do to curtail bad behavior. There are a lot of things we tell users to do. But if we can provide tools on top of that, we should do that as well.”

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