Tinder, one of the hottest dating apps on the market, had a female cofounder, Whitney Wolfe, but she filed a sexual harassment suit against the company after receiving abusive text messages from her cofounder.
In the billion online dating sector, they know it will take something remarkable for their platform to stand out in the crowded marketplace, but they think they’re on to it: What heterosexual women want, they say, is to meet men who are pre-vetted by other women.
In fact, his first reaction when I tell him about Jess, Meet Ken is that it sounds too complex: “That’s a lot of hoops to jump through, especially for a guy. ”On the other hand, the women I spoke with seemed more willing to trade ease for security, since safety is a bigger priority to them.
“The problem with Tinder is that you’re meeting a total stranger based on just one piece of information–how hot they are,” says Kate. You have no idea if the guy is a serial killer or a rapist.” Clearly, the mechanisms that men and women prefer when dating online are very different.
This mimics offline dating scenarios where a couple are introduced by a mutual friend.
There can be more accountability when a third party is involved.