Therefore, he gave some advice on how to be as safe as possible.

“I would encourage to meet in public places, never private, and with a group of friends if possible,” said Browne.

By July 22, the first set of customer names were released by hackers, with all of the user data released on August 18, 2015.

More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.

They did and those friends told her he was a nice person, yet she was still wary.

“I was hesitant because you hear about things on Tinder,” she said.

People are always going to interact online and continue to meet strangers, but hopefully, with awareness, they will learn how to be as safe as possible and prevent bad situations. Pleasant Police Public Information Officer Jeff Browne explained that there are a lot of social media sites and applications out there and the safest thing users can do is research them beforehand to find out what they are about.

He does, however, realize the reality that there are many who will continue to use them whether they are aware of the dangers.“People who were looking for a hook up were very vocal so it was easier to avoid those people.” Finally, after he kept asking and receiving a vote of confidence from her friends, she agreed to meet up with him at a local coffee house.“I wasn’t afraid of him or anything.” She said that while they were having coffee he never mentioned anything sexual before asking her if she wanted to leave and go watch TV somewhere.Aside from Tinder, there are tons of similar apps that offer some variation of the same formula and are just as dangerous.Also risky, yet perhaps more trusted and in-depth, are the countless online dating sites that offer a selection of millions of profiles that can be created by anyone, good or bad.He was insistent that he didn’t want to go to his apartment so they went to hers.