This Dating App Relies on Selfies to Prevent Catfishing

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 28, 2015
References: & bustle
'Blume' is a new dating app that uses selfies to prevent catfishing. When it comes to online dating, it can be difficult to know if the person you are talking to matches the images they have shared on their profile. This app verifies each user's identity by making potential matches exchange selfies with each other.

Blume is a digital matchmaking service that bills itself as "the honest dating app." Unlike other dating apps, Blume is specially designed to weed out deceptive profiles. Once a user is connected with a potential match, each user must send a selfie to verify their identity. These selfies only appear for seven seconds before they are permanently deleted. If each user accepts the other's selfie, the chat line is then opened up. The idea behind this system is to ensure that each user matches the profile they are using.

Blume ultimately helps to prevent catfishing by giving daters a simple way to verify the identity of the person they are interested in.