These verify your identity with either a number or a Facebook profile, sifting through a layer of scam daters.
Admittedly, it's not the most cutting edge security, but it’s a layer of protection.
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Most smartphones have GPS receivers, so can accurately pinpoint your location.
Even smarter is the fact that apps like Glympse and even Whats App allow you to share your location with a contact for a set period of time.
More people than ever are meeting men and women they’ve only ever communicated with online.
This means that being catfished - talking to a fake profile - or even having your identity stolen by a potential digital love interest are very real dangers.
Going a step beyond Facebook searching and dipping your toes into the murky world of cyberstalking could be a necessary step if Facebook fails you. If his name is John Doe and he’s an architect in London for example - typing the words “John Doe, Architect, London” will very likely pull up a Linked In or Twitter profile.