Tinder: A Predators' Playground

Tinder: A Predators' Playground

2020, Sexuality  -   5 Comments
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Ratings: 8.75/10 from 12 users.

This feature delves into the usually unseen, dark side of dating apps, specifically Tinder. Tinder is arguably one of the most popular dating apps around. In this technology era, it has reinvented the way people meet, interact and date. Its 'swipe right' feature makes it beyond simple to get a feel of connection in a time when face-to-face connections may not be so easy to come by. Even their advertising poses a picture of possibility. A simple swipe could mean a happily ever after, who could resist?

Still, things are not always what they seem, and they are certainly not always as simple as one would hope. We are able to view different sides of the story when several women share their personal stories of connecting on the app with varying goals for the progression of the relationship.

Naturally, some women search for simple connections and not necessarily long-term relationships. However, for the predatory men who make women their victims, the goals of these women do not matter. In most cases, these unsuspecting women fall prey to men who seem otherwise respectable based on their profiles. Whether it is after a single date or several months of courting, the men subject their victims to incidences of rape, humiliation, not to mention the long-term mental health effects.

It really delves into how something that is used for connection can be used so irresponsibly and dangerously. It explores some of the features of the app that users can utilize to try to safeguard against others who may want to cause them harm. However, it also assesses the effectiveness of these features and others that make it easy for perpetrators to repeat their crimes.

It explores the avenues of redress for the victims and some of the typical consequences for the perpetrators. It raises the question of what the true cost of these connections are, not only in terms of the company's bottom line, but in terms of the cost for victims. It is both an educational feature and an entertaining one.

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5 Comments / User Reviews

  1. bull

    this is beyound feminazi crap :) f sake girlys :) :) :) come on he blocked me so i couldint report it to the police ??? this is just b.s. rape is a horrible horrible thing and any man who does it should have his privates cut off the actors and femizanis who took part in this are no better!

  2. bull

    omg! could you not hire different actors to play the parts im 6 min in and 1 girl has played 3 girls... like wtf!

  3. Givenup

    Its known that tinder is a casual dating app. People say they use it for casual sex. It's implied. I'd argue that that matching is soft consent. Especially when you match and agree to meet. Tinder practises a business model to limit as many working hands as possible and to limit as many responses they have to send out without automation. No one is making you use tender.

    Abuse also comes from some women choosing to change their minds after sex. I understand that consent for a woman can change based on emotion across a timeline. It can change physically upon any turn-off. but legal consent is another thing. but I'm not matching with many people. most women match and are prone to match with certain types. Some types come with risks.

    Always ask and get direct consent via text/
    Approach every partner as if possible Vagina dentata
    But following these rules will turn a lot of women off.

  4. Givenup

    bs most of tinder is just bots, scammers and onlyfans/premium accounts/etc. match 1% of swipes. most matches don't even respond. Not going to say that I haven't had dates or gotten laid due to tinder but your odds are better going outside.

  5. CCRIDER

    The younger generation must realize that "dating apps" are pointless. Meet people in person. Don't go to someone's house, don't take them to your house, don't tell them where you live...I mean, this was common sense at one point, clearly no longer. And since it is not, there needs to be some way to educate these online babies because they are putting their lives at risk. You can blame the dating apps if you want, but no one is making you sign up for them. You have to be responsible for your own safety, and that means using good judgement, and understanding it takes a long time to "get to know someone", not 5 minutes. You have to be able to see red flags, if you can't see them, then don't do it. It's dangerous. Stick to real people in real time, and even then, you still have to be smart about it. Not sure why people trust people so easily now. People are even less truth worthy now than they were 10-20 years ago. Not sure why this doc kept referring to RAPE as SEX, and it really didn't seem like anyone was taking it as seriously as they should. I feel sorry for women in Australia if this is how it is. It was an enlightening, albeit, disturbing doc.