To keep things simple, we reviewed eight of the most popular apps and developed a basic checklist of features that can affect users’ safety, security, and privacy.See our metric definitions below the chart to learn more.
After reading through the user guidelines of each app, we determined that each one on our list does in fact offer both reporting and blocking features, though the terminology may differ.
For example, Hinge allows you to “remove” someone, and on Tinder you can “unmatch”—but both are synonymous with blocking.
Unfortunately, someone who seems great when chatting in an app could be very different in real life. Drive yourself to the date or get a ride, but don’t have your date pick you up or take you home. Don’t leave your drink unattended, drink less than you would if you were out with close friends, and avoid staying out until you’re really tired. If you’re just messaging, you can simply stop responding and block the other person.
Many dating apps will let you unmatch and report problematic behavior.
But you can do things on your own to make up for this—which you’ll find in our tips below. Avoid sites and apps that let just anyone message you.