Dating and sex
You can see photos, bios and answers to quirky personality questions, but that's about it.In a report out this week, Columbia Journalism Investigations and Pro Publica charged that Match Group, the company that owns popular dating apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid, doesn't perform background checks on users.
If so, consider sharing before a relationship becomes serious.The FBI also has corralled individual state sex offender registries as well.CNET also has a guide to not getting catfished, offering such tips as setting up a phone call in advance of a date, doing a reverse image search of profile photos to make sure they weren't stolen from someone else, and keeping an eye out for other warning signs, like requests for money or an unwillingness to meet in person.Plus, the idea is to establish a baseline comfort that the person you're talking to isn't a danger, not to dig up conversational ammo so you can pretend to like the same bands. If something feels off, there's a good chance it is.Download ASCO's free 1-page fact sheet on Your Fertility and Cancer Treatment.If you meet someone at a bar, you should probably check them out, too. I've found everything from arrest records to dudes who were clearly still married, and I'm glad I figured that out before investing much more than a few lines of banter.Fourth, yeah, dating apps should probably do a better job with their users' safety. If you manage to suss out a last name (you might need to get creative with your Googling) and feel the need to dig deeper, there's the National Sex Offender Public Website, where you can search by name and location.This printable guide helps start the discussion about fertility preservation, introduces the risks of infertility from cancer and its treatment, and provides questions to ask the health care team.Order printed copies of this fact sheet from the ASCO Store.Consider these strategies when developing new relationships: People’s preferences differ about when to share their cancer experiences.You may think it is too personal to share immediately.