Dating apps

This is a difficult one, but in my experience, hook-up dating apps like Grindr and Scruff are only encouraged people to meet up and break lockdown. Yes, they state people should not meet, but the amount of people who are is shocking. And then there’s the knock on affect of STIs which will mean people need to use scarce NHS resources to have these treated. I think shutting these down in the short term is the only way forward. Difficult I know given American owned, but people are risking lives for a chance of some bedroom fun!

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by allenmx on May 06, 2020 at 11:26AM

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  • Posted by DevVeh May 06, 2020 at 12:14

    These could be important for peoples mental health as they have chat functionality but they should encourage people not to meet
  • Posted by stevek1886 May 06, 2020 at 12:38

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  • Posted by McIdea May 06, 2020 at 12:50

    This idea unfairly targets the the LGBT+ community by referencing only LGBT+ apps which are for online dating and chatting as well as 'hook ups'. Shutting them down would have a negative effect on the wellbeing of people who are following guidelines whilst those in breach of physical distancing would use simply use other services.
  • Posted by allenmx May 06, 2020 at 16:08

    Apologies. I should have said any apps like this. I’m gay and would never discriminate.
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