Online dating and phone number
People just can't work up the energy to craft a clever message without any guaranteed return on investment.
As I started to realize these aimless conversations were the rule on dating sites rather than the exception, I wondered how to prevent them and save everyone time.
When you take "selfies" with your cell phone camera, you not only take a picture of yourself but if your phone is configured to allow location tagging, then the geolocation where you took the picture also gets recorded in the picture's metadata.
You can't see this location in the picture itself, but there are applications that can read and display this metadata for other people to see.
You'll likely become bombarded with dating-related emails.
Many dating sites will send you a message every time someone views your profile, "winks" at you, sends you a message, likes your profile picture, etc. Consider obtaining a separate email address to direct all your dating mail to so you don't have to sift through it.
You may want to strip out this location information before you upload your pictures to a dating site, or send them to a potential date.
My prediction is that this one will die down despite giving out my number, even my real one.Often, a phone number can be used to find other personal information, like your address, family members, and work history.Burner lets you create multiple numbers for different people or uses (like work or online dating) and destroy, or "burn," them as you like so that the person with the number loses the ability to contact you.First, I gave out my Burner number to someone from Coffee Meets Bagel after it became clear that we had common professional and intellectual interests.I did not receive his initial text, so I pinged him again as our Coffee Meets Bagel communication line was about to close (the app only lets people message each other during the first few weeks after they're matched).