Dating app Flirtini has shared more details about its features which protect users from inappropriate images and fake profiles. The app’s “c*ckblock” feature uses AI technology to detect explicit images and prevent them from being sent.
Other innovative features include AI-enabled identification of fake profiles for removal, the ability to change the app icon for greater privacy, and protections against screenshotting.
The team behind Flirtini are currently exploring methods that allow users to reveal personal details at their own pace. This includes an anonymous mode and AR masks/filters which can be activated during private calls.
“We’re making necessary adjustments to the protections we provide users based on the free flow of unwanted content” shared Sarah Segal, a spokesperson for Flirtini.
“Any woman who has actively dated in recent years has either been subject to unsolicited images or known someone impacted. Flirtini is not opposed to consensual x-rated sharing. It’s just not content the dating app chooses to support on its platform for obvious reasons”, she explained.
“We want people to be themselves and feel free to pursue whatever kind of connection they’re looking for. But we want to do that in an environment where everyone feels safe”, Segal adds.
These user protection features are certainly necessary, a study from Flirtini shows. Over 69% of women have been sent unsolicited sexually explicit texts or images, of which over 77% received images of male genitals, the study revealed.
Flirtini is inspired by popular chat-lines which were popular in the 1980s before the internet age. Its mission is to make online dating fun again by encouraging flirty conversation, as opposed to “infinite swiping”.
“Flirtini is here to help daters find that feeling of excitement that comes from really good conversational chemistry. Members should have a positive experience, but without being subjected to seeing one’s actual member”, Segal summarises.