Popular services broadly track their users while they search for potential matches and view profiles. OkCupid runs 10 advertising trackers during the search and profile stages of using its site, Ghostery found, while Match.com runs 63 — far exceeding the number of trackers installed by other services.
Do dating sites sell your information?
In the United States, user data collected by dating apps is also up for sale, via data brokers. User location data is both among the most sensitive and most profitable data that data brokers compile and sell, leading to the growth of a new location data economy.
Does Tinder steal your information?
Its algorithms rely not only on information you share with the platform but also data about “your use of the service,” like your activity and location. In a blog post published last year, the company explained that “[each] time your profile is Liked or Noped” is also factored in when matching you with people.
Should I use my real name online dating?
Make sure you do not use any aspect of your real name, or any other personally identifiable such as birthdates- even birth years. Your username can be searched, and anything tied to that username can come up easily.