21st-century dating is a far cry from the formal courtships and the swapping of numbers that previous generations used to get to know one another. Primarily taking place online, it is a complex game of matching, small talk, and eventual meet-ups with possibly-maybes we found on an app.
That being said, it’s how 40 percent of US couples connect with their partner. Thanks to sites like Badoo, finding compatible singles in your local area has never been easier – but sometimes there is a seedy side to the online dating scene.
Not for much longer. Thanks to the actions of Badoo’s founder, Andrey Andreev, today’s singles are finding the world of internet and app-based dating has undergone a significant cleanup, and it’s all thanks to a revolutionary feature known as Private Detector.
Protecting their customers
When it comes to finding someone with the same ethos and values as you, online dating can be a great way to connect. Sites like Badoo are specifically setup to help those looking to date and find their perfect match, giving them the chance to select potential partners based not only on their looks, but their personality attributes too.
But as some online daters know, there can be a darker side to the internet dating scene. Unsolicited pictures have long darkened the reputation of even the most legitimate sites, but now Badoo’s founder has decided to do something about it.
In a bid to clean up the online dating scene, Andrey Andreev recently collaborated with a number of other industry professionals to create a revolutionary feature known as Private Detector. Utilizing AI, this captures images in real time, with an astonishing 98 percent accuracy rate.
This means that, should a lewd photo be shared in a chat, it is automatically blurred and the recipient is immediately alerted that they have been sent an inappropriate image, which they can then choose whether or not to view at their discretion.
A focus on user safety and satisfaction
This is not the first time Badoo has been praised for its focus on, and commitment to, protecting its users. In fact, the Badoo group has long been at the forefront of the safety revolution.
Having already introduced facial recognition for verifying identities, as well as live video chats that allow couples to meet from the comfort of their own homes before connecting in person, they have arguably made some impressive strides toward making their users feel as comfortable and protected as possible.
As Mr. Andreev explains: ‘The safety of our users is without question the number one priority in everything we do, and the development of Private Detector is another undeniable example of that commitment.’
He went on to state that it was those at the head of social media companies who have the responsibility of cleaning up the online world in terms of lewd photographs and declared that it will no longer be tolerated anywhere across his online empire.
With Badoo setting an admirable example, we can only hope their fellow dating sites soon make similar attempts to follow in their footsteps. Until then, we applaud the efforts in trying to make the online world a better and safer place for us all.