United States Patent 5,950,200 points out several potential flaws in traditional courtship and in conventional dating systems in which strangers meet online, promoting anonymous matching of friends and acquaintances as a better alternative: Human relationships are often fraught with difficulties. Often, even when two people want to initiate first steps in a relationship, neither person takes action because of shyness, fear of rejection, or other societal pressures or constraints.
Various systems exist that help people meet each other.
Blumberg and Do You Do chief executive officer Gil S.
Security researchers with Kaspersky Lab have disclosed that a number of popular dating apps are vulnerable to a variety of attacks that can reveal personal user details including full names, the name of your employer and even your location.
Anonymous matching is a matchmaking method facilitated by computer databases, in which each user confidentially selects people they are interested in dating and the computer identifies and reports matches to pairs of users who share a mutual attraction.
Protocols for anonymous matchmaking date back to the 1980s, and one of the earliest papers on the topic is by Baldwin and Gramlich, published in 1985.
The analytics model used in the Android version of Mamba does not encrypt data about the mobile device being used while the i OS version transfers all data – including messages – in an unencrypted nature.
Tinder, Paktor, Bumble for Android and Badoo for i OS, meanwhile, upload photos via HTTP which can allow an attacker to determine which profiles a potential victim is browsing.