Quitting dating sites

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Some users critiqued the new policy as a violation of privacy, making it easier for anyone to target them off of the dating platform.

“The change is pretty upsetting to me, even though it currently only requires your first name.

I know immediately when I get a message from 'Love2fuk' that I'm likely not going to want to read his message,” she said.

SEE ALSO: Breaking this stereotype will make your online dating match much more likely to respond Some also feared that profiles with real names attached revealing answers to extremely personal questions could also be seen by colleagues or employers. Your profile, with answers to hundreds of extremely personal questions, will now have your real name attached. — Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) December 22, 2017 After some backlash, OKCupid clarified its policy in the blog post saying users do not have to use their legal name, and could use the name, nickname or initials they wanted to be known as on the site.

Now that I’ve set myself free from the chaos, I’m actually fully aware of what’s happening around me all the time, and you’d be surprised how many opportunities for connection are right under your nose everyday.

I’m sick of competing for affections in a shallow online world.

“It’s a terrible idea and makes it less safe for people, especially those who are already more vulnerable, like queer and trans people, and people who aren't 'out' about being on dating sites, for whatever reason, and women.” When the Vancouver native was active on the site she used a made up moniker.

And then they tell me crap like, “Well, we haven’t made anything official yet” even though I’ve met their whole family and have a toothbrush at their place. It might take me longer without all the options I used to have right at my fingertips, but that’s OK.

Even if that mystique is crucial to you and your dating life, unicorn__jizz.” OKC also suggested that those who use their own name are able to connect better with someone than those who have a funky made up username.

The dating site did not immediately return a request for comment from Moneyish.

“I've had problems with stalkers finding me on the internet before, so I'm considering deactivating my Ok Cupid account for safety reasons.” okcupid is requiring & displaying first names now.

googling my first name plus my city gives my full identity :( folks, keep this in mind before providing your real name.— Captain Perilous E.

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