A survey done in April of 2020 showed an increase of 31% of dating site users, indicating that individuals are making first connections more virtually than in person. Dating apps like Bumble, Tinder, and Seeking.com are commonly referred to as "hook-up" apps. They thrive off individuals' ability to make connections, not long-term relationships with individuals outside their social network. While Dating apps may have given users precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic, they fail to address the continuing rise in STDs. Here's what you need to know.
4 Reasons Dating Apps Failing Users
- Like vs. dislike - also known as the "swipe" method, is a superficial concept allowing for only two choices based on the individual's physical attraction disregarding a user's personality.
- User's Behaviors - red flags in a person's communications are likely to go unnoticed while only communicating online for a short amount of time before a meeting.
- Hook-up mentality - social media and dating apps are being used to arrange casual, sometimes anonymous hook-ups. While hooking up is a reason to use these sites, there is a lack of communication with sexual partners about STDs.
- Ghosting - the likelihood of falling victim to ghosting is higher with online dating. This is due to the lack of social connection. Once the relationship is terminated, it is tough to get back in touch if an STD is contracted.
Why Are Dating Apps Avoiding Blame?
Many dating apps avoid any conversations about STD risks in their dating app due to the possibility that it will lead to fewer users signing up for their services. Dating apps are somewhat to blame for a rise in sexually transmitted infections, experts believe, due to more individuals using dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble to meet for unprotected sex. These dating apps make it easy to delete profiles and ghost past sexual partners, which decreases any warning system for an individual later diagnosed with an STD infection.
I Contracted an STD From a Sexual Partner. What Can I Do?
KMD Law understands the complex nature and sensitivity behind STD lawsuits, and your privacy is our top priority. If you are considering pursuing legal action, it is crucial to speak with a lawyer who can help you navigate the process and hold the responsible parties accountable for their careless actions.
Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to learn how we can help you seek justice.