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But digital security experts warn the convenience of online dating can also make consumers more vulnerable to online hackers.
Some of these criminals have advanced cyberskills and now operate online, dating theft rings.
And if you must reveal your pet name or school mascot, lie and don't publicly reveal details related to your digital passwords, Barlow explained.
Dennedy of Intel Security also advises to not get lulled into false intimacy and share compromising pictures.
The information captured through online dating apps can also be used to access financial or other online accounts, according to IBM's Barlow.
He also advised users against outing personal data tied to frequently used password security questions like your pet's names and high school mascots—data sometimes featured in online dating profiles.
"Even if a [Grindr] user turns off their location, this information is still being reported to the server," Synack's Wardle said.