When it comes to dating, many of us remember the straightforward, no-nonsense advice we got from our mothers: meet in a public place, let others know where you are going, and nothing good happens after 2 a.m.
But here’s one telling, albeit only suggestive, comparison: The Pew Research Center found that between 20 the proportion of American adults using dating services tripled.
In Britain, attacks related to online dating increased almost six-fold over roughly the same period.
You can set these messages to arrive every 30 minutes, two hours, five hours or 12 hours.
If you don’t respond within five minutes, Kitestring will alert your emergency contacts.
Once alerted, they will receive a Google map with your location, or if you’re on the move, they can track where you’re headed in real time. If it turns out to be a false alarm, you can enter a 4-digit code and the emergency call will be canceled.
It’s a great way to be ready if you are walking alone or in a potentially volatile situation, and it keeps things discreet. Other features include GPS tracking, an audible panic alarm, and live video capture when an emergency call is made.
There are also options for setting a check-in word or duress code in case someone takes over your phone in an emergency situation. The app lets you pick the activity you’re doing, like jogging, shopping, or showing a house to clients, and select a time limit.
If you fail to check-in at the allotted time, the app will send out alerts to your pre-selected contacts.
Often on multiple apps at once, users can swipe through dozens of profiles every minute and plan multiple dates, whether in hopes of a love match or a hook-up.