Beware of Online Dating Sites Sharing Your Info...

LotsawavesLotsawaves Scottsdale, AZRegistered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
I just talked to a man who is on several dating sites & said that if you have talked to them the site will send you a possible friend request on FB.  That is how he found me & several other people.  I feel like my privacy has been violated.  I tried to contact POF, but you can't.  I found a phone # that went to vm & said messages would not be listened to.  No online chat with them either. I hid my acct & I plan on deleting it.   I'm going to do more research on this & try to get this stopped.
From Michael Berg:

Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."

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  • BrittanyMBrittanyM Registered Users Posts: 1,218 Curl Virtuoso
    Wait, so the dating site sends you a friend request? Or some rando on the site after talking to you can get your facebook account and send a friend request? Just curious.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Scottsdale, AZRegistered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
    Apparently your info is sent to the person you talked to & then they can send you a friend request.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • Guide 65Guide 65 Registered Users, Moderators Posts: 1,984 Curl Virtuoso
    I think that's facebook watching everything you do online, rather than the dating site sending info to fb. Do you sign on with facebook?  I think that's one of the ways they get access to see what you do.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Scottsdale, AZRegistered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
    No, I don't sign in with FB.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    Sorry that happened to you, Lotsa.  It's so hard to control that sort of thing.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Scottsdale, AZRegistered Users Posts: 9,777 Curl Virtuoso
    CP, he did turn out to be a nice man & I do plan on meeting him.  I don't mind stopping the online dating.  I wasn't having any luck. 
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • JosephineJosephine Registered Users Posts: 14,408 Curl Connoisseur
    Yea I assume most online services, especially free ones(like facebook) will sell or share your data. Not much privacy online unfortunately.

    Here's one article on it - 
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/59vbp5/shady-data-brokers-are-selling-online-dating-profiles-by-the-millions
  • PyewacketPyewacket Registered Users Posts: 19 Curl Neophyte
    I deleted all my "dating site" accounts years ago. I never ever heard from anyone I had the least interest in anyway, and on occasion I got messages from real pervs, such as the guy who sent me a message with a lot of three letter acronyms who was apparently turned on by the fact that my profile made it obvious that I was a free-thinking self-sufficient woman. I looked up the TLAs. He was a sadomasochist weirdo who apparently thinks all strong women really want to be whipped and dominated. Plus he was fat and ugly. Last straw for me. I promptly deleted all accounts. Most of the guys on those dating sites are cheating on somebody, lying about some aspect of themselves, or weirdos such as the aforementioned perv.
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  • sahrenitysahrenity Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Posts: 0 Curl Neophyte
    Your dating app data is being shared with more than your potential matches. So be careful. I personally use https://wickedlist.com/ dating website. They protect your information and don't sell information to 3rd parties.

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