Dating apps may be bringing about a new sexual revolution, but they can also be causing damage to your business, even behind closed doors.
Apps including Tinder, Grindr and most recently Happn, make use of mobile phone GPS technology, identifying potential partners based on distance and location. It doesn't take Sherlock to triangulate a specific location, especially if a user is making regular use of such apps during the working day. If that location is an office or workplace, it can make anonymous faces more easily recognisable.
Employers may be over-stepping their duty of care by interfering with an employee's love life, but reasonable steps can be taken to ensure that the potential for personal or professional embarrassment is kept to a minimum.
A sensible, proportionate and tailored social media policy will certainly assist in managing any potential risk.
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George Kidd, the chief executive, told Newsbeat: “People do this - not apps. If someone was feeling frivolous they might suggest blaming the tube system or leading pub chains for helping people meet.” Managers at Happn, which allows users to match with prospective dates like Tinder but restricts the search to a 250m radius, said the app and similar ones were not the culprits.