People discover that their profile and picture were posted without their permission or knowledge on other online dating sites they never signed up for and never heard of.
There are more than 12,000 online dating sites all over the world and there are about 30 million customers who get involved in internet dating. They use a website to meet people but to their surprise at times they find themselves associated with some other website which they never knew.
Effects of such confusion:
When people find that they are supposed to be on the other sites but their profiles and pictures are appearing elsewhere, it is not a pleasant feeling. They feel that they are being exploited.
Logic of the site managers:
People are always surprised by the fact that their confidential information is being shared. But they fail to question whether the website can do so as their own choice.
Nobody ever imagines that joining one dating website could mean having profiles on many dating sites. The site managers say that it operates a “shared database” in order to increase the chances of any customer to find a partner.
Some online dating sites have even faced criminal investigations where many such issues were involved. People also allege that some of the companies are not transparent with their customers.
The issue is very sensitive in nature and most of the people feel that the information shared by them on the site should not be made available to the public. In a case it was alleged that a dating site did not delete a woman’s account after she wanted to remove it from the site. It was claimed that the sites should allow users to easily delete their account.
How to avoid such confusion?
People feel suspicious of using all online dating sites due to the acts of some of them. But that should not be the case. Some people have deleted their accounts to get rid of the online dating sites. But a little bit of precaution at the time of opening the accounts can help in avoiding many such issues.