Chatting up sluts apps
They wanted to be able to bring people together and be a conduit, a spark of people falling in love with mates who they would have never otherwise been exposed to. So it was inevitable that, just like with the outset of the Internet age, someone would take advantage of this revolution in order to bring people together romantically. What really got people was its effectiveness and simplicity.
My ex (which I found out was cheating) was behaving very strangely with her phone: First, the screen was locked with a password.
It meant that if she wanted to call someone, she had to type a password first... Then, wherever she would go, she would always, always take her phone with her: In the toilet, in the shower, in the kitchen...
And Reddit’s /r/okcupid forum is full of stories about “accidental” meet-ups with sex workers — men and women who seemed like run-of-the-mill online daters, until they asked for money.
But location-based apps like Tinder and Grindr — with their frenzied swiping and aura of casual sex — make a particularly good platform for this kind of advertising.
The Symantec report, which came out Tuesday, documented a number of scams that many Tinder users have probably swiped-left by before: enticements to chat on sketchy platforms with names like “Slut Roulette,” provocative photos promising dirty acronyms for cash, short-URL advertisements for webcam sites and services that cost absurd amounts of money.