One of the downsides is that when Michelle uses Tinder, men can see her name and any mutual friends they may have.
Several times she has had the experience of a random Tinder user contacting a mutual friend to pry out personal details about her.
But can a formula determine whether two people will have a successful long-term relationship? According to market research company IBISWorld, the online dating industry made 3 million in Canada in 2014.
Services like e Harmony and promise to find you the best potential matches based on complex and tightly guarded algorithms.
And if they swipe right too, you can connect and message each other.
Swipe left and they disappear from your feed forever.
However, Michelle wishes there was more built-in protection for women using the app.Michelle, a 27-year-old Calgarian, regularly uses Tinder, a simple dating app.She likes that you can swipe right if you like the look of someone.Worse still, even if Michelle swipes left on a guy’s profile and makes the personal decision not to connect, he can “rise above the system,” as Michelle says.
He can then use Michelle’s name to find her on Facebook and private message her, to says things like, “I don’t know if you swiped left on me or if you just haven’t seen me yet, but I wanted to let you know I’m interested.” Interactions like these defeat the supposed anonymity that Tinder promotes.Like the United States, Canadians are a melting pot of cultures and races.