The "rules" are different, and so are the safety concerns.
Hinge recently started letting users add video to their profiles; if this feature grows commonplace in dating apps, it'll become more difficult to build a fake profile."It's really an extension of safe sex, in some respects.' " Whether you're looking for a relationship or a quick meet up, there are precautions that can be done to keep yourself safe."It's not like you have to conduct an extensive background check on somebody or research their whole history," Wright said.If you want a one-night stand, you won't find as many safeguards.The Hinge dating app, for instance, forged its identity by promising "no randos," or random strangers. Hinge displays each user's full name and pulls profile photos directly from Facebook.Grindr gives you the choice to add social media links to your profile, Wright said.Apps such as Hinge and Tinder make social media an integral part of connecting.Run them through a reverse search in Google Images.You might get you more information on your date - or it might reveal that the photo belongs to someone else."This is advice I give to my 21-year-old daughter," she said: Look for red flags and details that don't add up.Use the site to talk until you feel comfortable enough to share your Snap Chat or your phone number.