With the Tinder Swindler trending on Netflix within 24 hours of its release, it is not a big shock that many people are already suspicious about social media.
The Tinder Swindler is a documentary turned movie about an Israeli Con businessman who cons women on tinder for money.
To understand this, we must first understand the statistics of tinder. It is an app with 55 million matches made to date. It is for dating new people.
The most questionable part is love being sold as a commodity. Most people get hurt by even dating people they know, so how convenient it is to date someone unknown on an app.
After this documentary, the competitors have raised their standards by including biometric assessments. But the question of emotional trauma attached to love will always be there.
The factor that these apps lack is Empathy.
As a product Tinder lacked the empathy to understand its consumer’s struggles.
The Tinder Swindler was the biggest con and was highlighted by a fluke of incidents but there could have been many.
What the documentary lacks is the real measure to avoid these kinds of frauds.
Here are 3 measures, by Skillz4life, one must take before trusting unknown people.
- Look for non-verbal cues: The imposter generally cannot fake their non-verbal actions for disinterest. They avoid confrontation or eye contact. The unresponsiveness with a justification must never be considered.
- Document financial Investment: A transaction for love or business one must have proof of transactions in case things go wrong. One might need this for legal action in future.
- Give Time before you Trust: Most fraudulent are impatient. Don’t blindly lay trust in any person without giving it time to grow and flourish. Fraudulent relationships don’t grow with time, they die out of impatience.
Each platform has its kind of swindler but it’s our intelligence on how we avoid it.
The financial fraud could be recovered but the emotional trauma leaves scars of mistrust and agony.
Be a responsible person before choosing people to trust.
The vulnerable part that The Tinder Swindler highlights is the painful truth about women and online dating. Many commentators are judging women as ‘gold diggers’ or ‘as foolish’. You can read the article here, https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/10/tinder-swindler-women-online-dating-netflix
Each of the facts mentioned in the documentary does articulate everyone’s thoughts about decision-making.
It puts everyone in a mode of flight where trust and empathy are trolled.
Trust and empathy are basic human attributes and essential elements for cordial professional and personal relationships.
So do we doubt each person or all the success stories of the platform match Like Tinder are unreal?
One must understand that a platform might provide you with the basic need to grow in a personal or professional part, but it is a person’s vision and choices on how much one should invest in online services.
The human need for love is insatiable. We can never have enough love, and with the online platform diverting our attention and expectation towards a superficial and gloomy world, awareness is much needed too.
We at Skillz4life believe in building a culture of awareness. The innovation sector will be unlimited, we cannot avoid that. There are many platforms like Tinder and there are many swindlers on each platform.
We aim to create enough awareness where this kind of incident could be avoided with intellectually curated human attributes.
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