Dating users profile
Starting this week, dating app Bumble (that’s the yellow one where women have to send the first message) wants to make all of its users prove they are exactly who they say they are … And while it might sound like a ridiculously cutesy and very 2016 gimmick, Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe tells Select All she believes the new profile verification measure is going to help “encourage online accountability,” not to mention curb allegations that the app is padded with fake profiles.
(Wolfe, for her part, says, “We’ve never created a fake profile and we’re not in the business of doing anything like that.” But still, rumors persist.) Once the feature is rolled out, new users will be asked to verify themselves before they can start swiping.
You might have some online-dating deal breakers, like swiping left on anyone who mentions Nickelback or has a shirtless bathroom selfie as a profile photo.
But you might want to look closer at potential dates' profiles the next time you log on, because a new study shows that simple stuff like TV preferences can speak volumes about a person's values.
“The whole process is completely private between you and the moderator,” Wolfe explains.
“Your photo will never be posted publicly and won’t be stored.” (The moderators consist of a 24-hour team of 4,000 people with a response time of about 40 seconds.) Verified users will have a special badge denoting their verification status on their profile, letting other users know they aren’t catfishing.
“It’s essentially like showing your ID at the counter when using your credit card,” Wolfe says of the new system.Dating site Ok Cupid analyzed the words on 190,000 user profiles and lined them up with their political leanings and answers to dating survey questions.