“We like to spend money on feeling protected,” she said.
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Meanwhile, Siren, a Seattle-based app centered around more dynamic dating profiles, is focused on challenging not just case-by-case issues but also the culture of dating apps as a whole.
By relying on a daily question to prompt connections, Siren CEO Susie Lee said she believes that eliminating static profiles and stagnant information reduce the risk of discovering that a perceived soulmate is not who they say they are.
“Like Aste, complaints are “dealt with by an individual” rather than a computer-based algorithm.It’s not a traditional dating app, but a tool to expose the dangers of online dating.For founder Julie Nashawaty, the perils of an unsavory match on a dating app are more than a cautionary tale.With the abundance of opportunities to find a date, however, there are also many risks, from slight exaggerations to completely fake profiles.One new Boston-based startup, a professional online private investigation website called Aste, is looking to overcome the dangers of internet dating.“I had a lot of people come forward and just say [they had unknowingly dated] an ex-con,” she said, adding that “everyone has a terrible story, everyone knows someone with a terrible story.” To combat the persistent issues of false information, often known as “catfishing” in the online dating sphere, Nashawaty, who comes from an artificial intelligence development background, formulated a human-powered system with quality control.For each individual submitted to Aste’s system, Nashawaty explained that two employees will independently search the individual’s social media profiles, criminal history, marital history and other additional details based solely on the first name, phone number and general location.For a meetup that may involve only a cheap coffee, the investigation price can seem steep, especially on a limited budget.Nashawaty has wrestled with the issues of cost since the inception of the business.In 2017, looking for someone special is not a simple task.Countless of apps and websites populate the internet, often leaving individuals with a difficult question: to swipe right, or not to swipe right.