Tinder Adding Feature to Make Dates Safer

Tinder announced on Thursday that the app will have features to ensure your safety when you go on dates. People Magazine says:

On Thursday, Tinder revealed plans to add a panic button to let users discreetly call for emergency services if they feel they are in danger. The company integrated with Noonlight, a connected safety platform, to implement the feature.

“Noonlight acts as a silent bodyguard in situations when you’re alone or meeting someone for the first time,” Brittany LeComte, co-founder and CCO of Noonlight, said in a statement released by Tinder. “Now, through our integration with Tinder, it can serve as a quick backup for daters, helping to deter bad behavior and helping members meet matches with more confidence.”

Along with this added safety option, users will also be able to submit details of their upcoming dates, including their time and location. LeComte called it a “first-of-its-kind added security measure” for Tinder users when they move from connecting inside the app to meeting in real life.

According to the Wall Street Journal, if a person triggers the Noonlight alarm, the app will ask them to submit a code. If they don’t, a dispatcher will send them a text. If that goes unanswered, the company will notify authorities.

You hear so many crazy stories nowadays, it's definitely time for something like this.

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