Sex Workers Appearing on Tinder and Momo


Sex worker profiles have recently appeared on popular dating app Tinder, violating its terms of use.

The profiles popped up in Ontario, Canada, advertising services such as unprotected oral sex or the “girlfriend experience”, CBC reports.

Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s Director of Communications, said: “As with all social networks, there will always be people that try to violate our terms of service.

“We have security measures in place that keep our ecosystem as authentic as possible.”

Pambakian made assurances that such profiles are not flooding Tinder, and that administrators delete profiles that are violating the terms of use.

Last month, Chinese flirt app Momo was chided for the number of prostitutes populating the app.

The app, which is planning a US IPO, was denounced by China’s state news agency Xinhua as “hormone-filled”, after a crackdown on online porn.

CEO Tang Yan assured users that they have since introduced measures to combat this.

In 2013, the app came under fire when a video was leaked showing prostitutes being tutored on how to use apps like Momo and WeChat to pick up clients.

Last month, a German app called Peppr was released that is designed exclusively for this purpose –  connecting sex workers and potential clients.

Billing itself as the “first mobile web app for booking erotic entertainment”, the Berlin startup wants to “revolutionise the image of sex work”, by utilising the same location-based technology used in mobile dating, to make an app for both clients and sex workers.