The Meet Group has announced the formation of a dedicated ‘Safer Dating Advisory Board’, designed to improve the industry’s overall safety standards.
The new board will comprise top epidemiologists and health experts to consult on dating products, provide safer dating guidance, as well as help shape the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Confirmed members of the board include Dr. Anirrudha Hazra, a certified internal medicine and infectious diseases physician, Dr. Tali Elfassy, an epidemiologist and Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Melissa Sharp, an epidemiologist and postdoctoral fellow with expertise in meta-research and observational mixed-methods research.
The ‘Safer Dating Advisory Board’ will counsel The Meet Group and relay the latest research to help build solutions to the pandemic across its platforms.
Geoff Cook, CEO of The Meet Group, said in a statement: “Live video allows users to assess attractiveness and suitability in a low-risk way while providing an opportunity to ask questions related to health, COVID-19 precautions, and even whether an intended date lives in a high-risk multi-generational household.
“I look forward to working with Doctors Hazra, Elfassy, and Sharp to pass on sound information to our millions of dating app users.”
Dr Aniruddh Hazra added: “I look forward to participating in this advisory board and helping shape the company’s response and guidance with respect to COVID-19 and also sexually transmitted diseases. I commend The Meet Group on being proactive in seeking guidance.”
Earlier this week, The Meet Group entered a new partnership with personal safety app UrSafe to help its community stay protected when meeting offline.
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