Adult Friend Finder, which boasts 64 million members, claims to have "helped millions of people find traditional partners, swinger groups, threesomes, and a variety of other alternative partners." Included in the exposed personal information are customers' email addresses, usernames, passwords, birthdays and zip codes, in addition to their sexual preferences.
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Ok Cupid, one of the stalwarts of internet dating since its launch in 2004, has now designed a feature specifically for its polyamorous and non-monogamous users....
That could change soon if the hackers decide to publish the information on a public website.
By Brydie Lee-Kennedy When was the first time you heard someone use the word “polyamory” in conversation? There’s been thinkpiece on top of thinkpiece on the issue (of which I suppose this is one, but bear with me) and personal essays of non-monogamy enthusiasts have been published everywhere from Vice to the New York Times. Strangely, as the rest of the world has started to embrace non-monogamy as a valid relationship choice, dating apps and websites have been slow to catch-up.
On apps like Tinder, users are free to mention that they are in an open relationship and looking for other partners but there are no checks in place.
The user may simply be looking to cheat, as their primary partner would have no way of confirming their claims on the app itself.
For this reason, many other users may shy away from matching with this person, for fear of being party to infidelity. And even when a user is telling the truth about being in an open relationship, mainstream dating sites and apps have typically not allowed people to view or contact every person involved to make sure things are above board.