Today Lifehacker published an article on how to avoid being "catfished" while online dating. The author Patrick Allan gives some very practical advice and good tips on what to do and what not to do.
1. Do Your Research and Look for Red Flags
2. Ask for a Face-to-Face Meeting Sooner Rather Than Later
3. Keep a Level Head and Protect Your Private Information
As I read the article I just kept saying to myself, "man that seems like a lot of work". And that's exactly why we built Love Lab. Our app does ALL of this for you! Research? Our app can verify age and identity and will also perform criminal background checks. Ask for a face-to-face? Our app has facial recognition software to verify that at least one profile picture matches the person holding the device. Protect private information? Oh yeah, Love Lab only displays your first name to others. Anything else that you choose to display is up to you. We don't point out who your mutual friends are, where you work, what school you went, etc. We believe you can build trust and chemistry online and then get to know them in real life if all goes well.
With the app already live for iPhone and on its way for Android you don't have to wonder who's going to show up for that date anymore. And if you just want to prove yourself to others, simply share your verified link. If you'd like to chat with me face-to-face meet me on the app. You can find me at http://www.lovelab.com/lovelab.