I ask them if the data they’re about to show me will scar my ego. “It’s one thing to look up your personal information.The beauty of Tinder, after all, is that rejection has been removed entirely from the process, since you have no idea who dismissed your profile. You know how many people you swiped on, but this also includes things like what other people have done, like how many people have swiped left on you.”I started having second thoughts, but it was too late. “It’s on the upper end of average.” It’s a vague number to process, but I knew I didn’t like hearing it.How many people who you swipe right on, swipe right too? Do you include education and career information in your profile? Jonathan Badeen, Tinder’s VP of product, compares it to the video game .“I used to play a long time ago, and whenever you play somebody with a really high score, you end up gaining more points than if you played someone with a lower score,” he says.
Suddenly I had to stop doing new features and trying to acquire new users,” in order to keep up with squashing scammers.
It’s not uncommon for technology companies to give its users ratings these days, and for good reason.
In the gig economy, both customers and service providers now score each other with review systems that help platforms like Airbnb, Task Rabbit, and Lyft weed out bad actors.
On any given day, a handful of those pleas still file into your email’s spam folder.
And if you replace “collect an inheritance” with “find true love,” they’re an increasing menace for dating apps and services. But they are an increasingly important front for criminals, who in turn use increasingly sophisticated methods to snare their marks, and take them for whatever they can.