In February 2017, 27-year-old Scott Lazenby was jailed seven years for raping one woman he met on the site and molesting another victim in front of her own son.
Lazenby, from Colne, in Lancashire, had exchanged messages with both via Plenty of Fish website before arranging to meet them both on “dates”, Burnley Crown Court was told.
The data from this is then used to match people with other users who it is believed they will have a spark with.
They also make bold claims about the dating training they offer suggesting that they can “tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships.” After being matched, users can the decide whether they would like to start messaging them on the site.
Greg Blatt, the CEO of Tinder’s parent company and one of the best online dating sites, Match, has announced exciting new features that he promises to ‘blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds for dating.’ After the success of Tinder Gold – which lets you pay to see who swiped right on you – the new features expected to hit Tinder in early 2018 include AI and geolocation functions allowing users to fully immerse themselves into the activities of the people they’ve already been matched with.