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OkCupid's dating profiles will soon push for a 'real' name

From Engadget - December 22, 2017

To some extent, OkCupid is just joining the modern era. Numerous other dating apps require your first name, so you are not left wondering how to address someone when you meet them in person. And of course, creeps may be more willing to message you if they can hide behind an alias.

However, the decision reduces your chances to maintain your anonymity. Real first names theoretically make it easier for harassers to track people down or attack them based on their gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Facebook's initial approach to real names created serious problems for women, the LGBT community and others who are trying to avoid harassers, stalkers and bigots.

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