A new iPhone application is designed to make that first date or meeting safer.
According the information of statistics, 20 million people visit online dating sites each month just in the United States.
myDateTrackerAlert, aims to remove some of the risk of that first face-to-face encounter, said press.
The developer of the application is Linda Smith, of Chicago-based Date Tracker Alert LLC.
“The person with the app can maintain their dating privacy,” Smith explained in an interview. “But when you need help, when you don’t check in, they (your emergency contact) have the information that will help them find you.The app sends out an email or text to up to four chosen emergency contacts with the name, time and location of the date if the app owner does not check in by a predetermined time by clicking an ‘I’m OK’ button on the app.”
If plans change during the date, the information in the app can be edited, or deleted if the date cancels.
The app coasts 99 cents, but is free on Valentine’s Day.