Filipino lawmaker Arnolfo Teves Jr. proposed that the act of “ghosting” be declared a punishable emotional offense.
Teves, the Negros Oriental 3rd District representative and a member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, argued that “ghosting is a form of spite that develops feelings of rejection and neglect,” making it an act of emotional cruelty.
- A man from China, surnamed Chen, posed as his ex-girlfriend on a dating app and shared her address with strangers in the hopes that she would turn to him for help.
- The woman, identified as Li, contacted the police after someone rang her apartment’s doorbell in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, at 3 a.m. on May 26.
- Authorities found and detained two men outside her apartment. The men claimed they received Li’s address from the dating app.
- Chen eventually admitted to creating a fake profile with her images, pretending to be Li and revealing her personal details.
- He was detained by the police and has ignited online backlash, with users calling his actions “disgusting” and “unforgivable.”
A man from China posed as his ex-girlfriend on a dating app and shared her address online with strangers in the hopes that she would turn to him for help.
The woman, identified as Li, contacted the police after someone rang her apartment’s doorbell in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, at 3 a.m. on May 26.
Woman loses $300,000 worth of bitcoin to person who posed as a Chinese architect on dating app Hinge
- Tho Vu, 33, lost about $300,000 worth of bitcoin after being scammed by her Hinge match.
- The scammer, who went by the name Ze Zhao, earned her trust by promising her a honeymoon and a new life together.
- According to Vu, she deposited her bitcoin into the digital wallet that the man gave her.
- The digital wallet turned out to be owned by Ze, who disappeared soon after receiving Vu’s payment.
A woman lost almost her entire savings after getting scammed by a man she met on dating platform Hinge.
Tho Vu, 33, thought she found romance on the platform when she was matched with a man who claimed to be a Chinese architect living in Maryland, reported the New York Times.
- Grindr has allegedly been taken down from Apple and Android app stores in China.
- The country’s Cyberspace Administration announced on Jan. 25 a new push to crack down on online rumors, pornography and illegal content.
- Although Grindr has been taken down from China’s app stores, Blued, the country’s alternative gay dating app, is still up and running.
Popular LGBTQ dating app Grindr has allegedly been taken down from app stores in China.
Grindr was removed from the Apple App Store in China on Jan. 27, and it is also nowhere to be seen in the country’s Android store, according to AFP. Google does not run an app store in China.
Actor Simu Liu is poking fun at some dating app users who use his photos to catfish their potential dates.
To all the people using my photos on dating apps… I question your taste pic.twitter.com/qK3IP4Tuck
Four university students in Guangzhou city, China recently launched a mobile dating game aimed to help women identify a pick up artist.
The developers of the game were inspired to create the app, “PUA Investigative Report,” after hearing online groups offering men courses on how to manipulate women into total submission, sometimes resorting to violence.
There is a significant gender disparity on India’s online dating platforms that put the men at a massive disadvantage.
A recent study conducted by local dating app Woo has revealed that there are about three men for every woman on dating apps in India.
Scott Chen, the president of gay dating app Grindr, has backtracked on his recent comments on the issue of gay marriage after generating backlash from within the app’s own community.
Chen had earlier wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that he believes “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman.” It was posted just days after voters in Taiwan rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum.
Chinese authorities shut down multiple dating apps after hundreds of thousands of customers complained that the sexy women they were chatting with online turned out to be artificial intelligence (AI) bots.
A dozen dating apps run by 21 firms in China have been closed down over fraud allegations, according to a report by the New Express (via the South China Morning Post). Clients who were seeking dates online found themselves communicating with AI computer programs in some of the apps.
Pokémon Go lovers unite! Thanks to a new dating service called Pokédates, players can now find love while they’re out finding Pokémon.
Pokédates arranges single Pokémon Go players to meet up with each other at augmented reality destinations in the game, otherwise known as Pokéstops and gyms.
Data from the popular dating app Coffee Meets Bagel suggests that singles in Hong Kong are the most desperate to find love.
Daters in Hong Kong apparently use the San Francisco-based dating app more often than those in other parts of the world. According to data collected from the app, 66% of users in Hong Kong log onto Coffee Meets Bagel everyday.