That’s because dating apps are convenient in our increasingly over-scheduled lives.
They can expand the dating pool far beyond the places you regularly visit and allow you to match with people you otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet.
But unlike heterosexually oriented apps, Grindr’s information is even more sensitive, considering the inclusion of details like HIV status and the dangers LGBTQ people face worldwide.
Previously, a developer was able to use the app’s API to allow users to view unread messages, email addresses, deleted photos, and even location data about other Grindr users who had blocked them.
It’s this same information that likely concerns CFIUS (specifics regarding the investigation have not been released).
“The United States has been increasingly scrutinizing app developers over the safety of personal data they handle, especially if some of it involves U. military or intelligence personnel,” Reuters also reports.
“The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has informed Kunlun that its ownership of West Hollywood, California-based Grindr constitutes a national security risk,” sources told Reuters.
Kunlun purchased Grindr, “the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people,” in 2018.
The rules regarding dating in general are more compromising than they were just a generation ago, and the stigma that was once associated with meeting someone online has faded significantly.
But while there’s a lot to love about online dating, it comes with its own set of challenges.
Here, five of the biggest problems with online dating today, plus how to overcome them so that you end up with Mr./Mrs. Dating apps can be overwhelming, since there are so many different options and even more potential matches.
Perhaps the most annoying problem with online dating: You show up to meet the person you connected with, only to find that they look and act nothing like they did online.
While it’s easy to make oneself more desirable, there are ways to tell when a profile isn’t telling the whole truth.