"You’re not hotchick123, you’re Sarah and we’re going to meet up in a couple of days, so you may as well be upfront about what your name is!
" Given the internet's shady past in anonymity and identity obscurity, she places great importance in grounding the app in a sense of reality.
"When someone comes through the system they’ll receive a message saying you can either give us your number and we’ll call you, or you can send us a private message on Facebook.
Although that doesn’t sync with your account, we’ll be able to see if you look legit or not.
I feel a lot safer, when I first signed up to Dattch as a user before I joined the team, Robyn validated me and it made me realise ‘Oh, how unsafe have I actually been?
"When you think back to how many dates you’ve had on OKCupid or Plenty of Fish or wherever, unless you’ve made the effort to speak to them on the phone or Snap Chat them or whatever, you have no faith in OKCupid’s ability to say ‘That’s not a real person, that’s not a man or a woman’.It’s just the differences in how men and women behave; for guys it’s great because they’re happy to take that risk a lot quicker and say ‘Fine, let’s meet up’.