If you’ve ever suspected that your significant partner is cheating on you via Tinder, you might be glad to know that there is now a quick way to find out for sure.
A new service called “SwipeBuster” allows people to do a quick search via the website for any Tinder user using a first name, age, and location for a fee of $5.
SwipeBuster then retrieves the data from Tinder’s application programming interface, or A.P.I., which holds its users’ information database. The site then displays a list of users who match the criteria, along with their photos, log-on dates, and other preferences.
Since Tinder’s A.P.I. and database, like most companies, are public, they are easily accessible for those who understand computer code, Vanity Fair reported.
A Tinder spokesperson, in response, recommended users to simply sign up for a free Tinder account and do the research by simply swiping.
Of course, SwipeBuster is offering a much faster resolution for suspicious partners.
Ironically, the site creator, who has chosen to remain anonymous, claims that his website was originally created to educate people about putting out too much personal data in the open, which makes it easily accessible to almost anyone.
“There is too much data about people that people themselves don’t know is available,” the creator told Vanity Fair. “Not only are people oversharing and putting out a lot of information about themselves, but companies are also not doing enough to let people know they’re doing it.”