As a sex offender, Tinder's user agreement doesn't allow Grinder to create a profile.
It's up to the app's administrators to determine what they want to do."I created a fake profile in the matter of two minutes, with the option to add any name, and any age, all by simply typing it in, and agreeing to the user policy.
I reached out to the app, asking how they prevent sex offenders from lying about who they are.
Whenever you check out a profile, their photo is concealed by an abstract pattern, and it’s up to you to find out what lies behind it, through conversation.
But it’s a bit trickier than just sending someone random messages just to see what they look like.
So yeah, you’re in for a slow ride, but that’s the whole point.
“Unfortunately, our society today promotes relationships with increasingly fragile ties.
A rep with tinder says the app has several safety measures, including a team of investigators and machine-base learning systems to identify problems.
The rep says users can report other users in the app.
Two people need to exchange at least 100 messages, or “encounters”, before they can see each other’s profile pictures, and that’s if they really hit it off. You start off by downloading the app from i Tunes and registering, after which you will be asked to specify a bunch of interests and preferences relating to music, food, movies, pets, etc..
Once you’ve completed your profile, a matchmaking algorithm shows you compatible profiles based on the interests you imputed and your search settings (location, age, sex, etc.). Unlike pretty much any other dating app, Appetence doesn’t show you the profile pictures of your matches.
Users have the opportunity to like the messages they receive, and the more they like, the more pieces of the profile picture of the sender are revealed.