Elizabeth Naismith Picciani

He Sexually Assaulted Her After They Met on Bumble. Then She Saw Him on Tinder. Then Hinge.

Dating apps and the companies that own them talk a lot about caring about users’ safety. But when the users we talked to reported their attackers on platforms, they often heard nothing in return. And their attackers profiles stayed active.

Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use the App. It’s Not the Only One.

Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match — but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish. A spokesperson said, “There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”

We Are Investigating Sexual Violence and Dating Apps

We’re not done digging. Now we need your story.

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