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And if they swipe right too, you can connect and message each other.

Swipe left and they disappear from your feed forever.

Worse still, even if Michelle swipes left on a guy’s profile and makes the personal decision not to connect, he can “rise above the system,” as Michelle says.

He can then use Michelle’s name to find her on Facebook and private message her, to says things like, “I don’t know if you swiped left on me or if you just haven’t seen me yet, but I wanted to let you know I’m interested.”Interactions like these defeat the supposed anonymity that Tinder promotes.“It would be great if there was a feature where I could ‘unlock’ further levels of disclosure based on how I’m feeling about a guy,” says Michelle.

Another app, Singled Out, launched in September, features two different interfaces for women and men.

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The idea is to create a database of eligible guys with fewer “weirdos and perverts.” Wyldfire’s director of operations and marketing has been quoted as saying, “If women are the ones creating the community and are accountable for the type of people they let in, we feel like we could make a dating app women can be proud of.”Blocking graphic pictures is the specialty of the new Mesh app.Kimberly Williams, an associate professor and program co-ordinator of Women’s Studies at Mount Royal University, describes the online experience for women as “Horrible, absolutely horrible.”Williams believes that online life for women is a reflection of real life, yet worse in many respects because of if its inherent anonymity.“Just logging on to your computer takes the off-line violence for women online,” she says.She thinks part of the problem is that so few of the makers of today’s most popular websites and apps are women.These female-friendly features — invite-only, anonymity, filters and blocking — are all tools that women can now add to their arsenal as they navigate the online dating world.Three additional apps have also recently hit the market, Bumble, Lulu and Siren.

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