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Two people who have "liked" each other's profiles are deemed a match, and can beginning messaging via the app.
The app includes the option to unmatch and delete other users, and report people who may have been offensive.
And it’s not just particularly vulnerable people who fall victim either.
“[It’s] not the case that stupid people fall for romance scams - they can be very clever,” Professor Monica Whitty, a cyber-psychologist, explains. Scamalytics, a company which runs anti-scammer software for a number of the major dating sites, are trying to reduce online dating fraud by creating profiles of the average male and female con artist.
A website Swipebuster claims it will help people see if their other half has a Tinder profile.
If you pay the site a fiver with your credit card or on Pay Pal, it will search the depths of the popular app for a specific name, age and location.
Canadian Kaylee Kapital revealed her Tinder date took her to the hospital where he worked – and even showed her a dead body for kicks.
She said: “That was the weirdest fricking date ever.” Sun girl Tinderella recently revealed her worst date ever - when her companion asked if she had slipped a rape drug in his drink.
Serious fraudsters sometimes even create further fake profiles and use them to be rude to you, all to make the main fake profile seem more desirable.THE dating app Tinder now has millions of users looking for love and has helped thousands of people find their perfect partner. Daters can swipe right to "like" a profile and left to reject it. Tinder is a free app available on both i OS and Android that allows users to view potential suitors within a pre-determined radius and age bracket - ranging from 18 upwards.Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.But just as dating app users are at an all-time high, so is the number of people becoming victims of online dating fraud.