Finally, a Dating App that Considers Women’s Safety
As last month’s National Stalking Awareness Week released new figures on cases of stalking in the UK, new dating app Ciao Date is standing out from its competitors in its consideration of women’s safety.
The app rejects phone tracking technology and location services, putting the control of location information back into the hands of the users, a refreshing approach in a market filled with apps that rely on receiving such sensitive information.
It is believed there are over 700,000 victims of stalking in England and Wales each year, and the recent revelations of singer Lily Allen’s seven year ordeal with a stalker has brought the media’s attention to the issues surrounding women’s safety in the 21st Century. Ciao Date was launched in April this year, and is putting user safety at the heart of its features, ensuring a secure and more enjoyable dating experience for all.
Despite the fact Ciao Date is rejecting phone tracking technologies, the founders still acknowledge the importance of location when it comes to dating; instead of revealing their current location the user can specify a geographical location that they wish to date within, leaving them in complete control of information. Alex Ziff, founder of Ciao Date, reiterates that this level of control and user safety is paramount to Ciao Date: “When it comes to dating apps and indeed modern technology, personal safety is the public’s number one concern, and rightly so,” said Alex. “Mobile phones, tablets and even smart watches can now be tracked through multiple internet connections, and many dating apps have the ability to reveal the individual’s location to other users on that app. We’re keen to reassure people however that Ciao Date does not track or locate people in any way through their phone,” Alex continued.
Ciao Date allows people to filter matches based on age, location, date activity and date budget amongst other criteria – something that gives users a new level of control in the dating app market, resulting in more meaningful matches.
“The brilliant thing with Ciao Date is how it brings people together in a more accurate and ultimately successful way,” said Alex. “As more people use technology for dating, meeting a like-minded person can become more difficult, especially when dealing with questions of personal safety, but Ciao Date is changing that,” he concluded.
Ciao Date is free to download with no in-app purchases. For further information, visit www.ciaodate.com
Ciao Date is a finalist in the ‘Best New Dating App’ category in the European Dating Awards 2016, find out more here: http://ow.ly/4n6r1s
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Alex Ziff, founder of Ciao Date
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About Ciao Date
Ciao Date is the most exciting new dating app on the market and has a number of key features differentiating it from other dating apps. These include the ability to decide who pays for a date up front; choose whether you want to host a date, be taken on a date, or share the costs. Either way, you’re able to get the awkward money conversation out of the way. Ciao Date also matches daters based on shared interests and desired activities, and the user can choose a specific location to date within.
Unlike other dating apps, Ciao Date does not use phone tracking technology, meaning the user’s location is protected unless they choose to share it with someone. Instead, the user can select the geographic areas they wish to date in without automatically disclosing their whereabouts.
Ciao Date aims to bring romance to modern technology by bringing people closer together through successful matches, dispelling the myth that dating apps are clinical or only useful for quick hook-ups. Regardless of gender or sexual preference, all users can enjoy the journey to finding a long-term partner with Ciao Date.
Ciao Date has been developed by Alexander Ziff, in London, and is now free to download from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).