Wyldfire: The App Set To Make Online Dating Safer For Women

14/08/2014 16:44 | Updated 20 May 2015

The short week I toyed with dating app Tinder, I found myself subject to unwanted advances from men hunting for naked selfies and quick shags.

Needless to say, the smutty side of the experience put me off before I managed to arrange a date with a reasonably nice bloke.

It turns out my experience is not so irregular and is in fact so common a new app - Wyldfire - has been developed to make online dating safer for women.

The invite-only network purely features men who have been recommended by female users. So, basically, every guy you could potentially date has been verified as a decent human being by a fellow single woman.

Theoretically, this should create a pool of eligible men who are desirable, dateable and less likely to send you pictures of their penis.

Brand manager Jesse Shiffman said: "Everyone has that one friend who they think is a great-quality guy but they either don't want to date themselves or want someone else they know to date."

Creating an automatic douchebag filter sounds great on paper, but the truth is there's no surefire way to keep sleazeballs out.

I recently set one of my male friends up on a date with a single girlfriend. He was sweet, funny and good-looking - yet it all went horribly wrong thanks to his secret "player" side.

It wasn't pretty, proving you just never know what a guy's really like until you've dated him yourself. Now that would be an interesting app...


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