Many dating apps already require connecting to Facebook — which, in recent years, has cracked down on fake accounts — to semi-verify someone’s ID.
But video may allow for an added layer of identity verification. I wanted to get people face-to-face so they can communicate, like a Face Time, like Skype.” It’s a trade-off: an awkward first Face Time for the reassurance of confirming a suitors identity before your meet in person.
The film is a cautionary tale of a man developing a relationship with a woman online who’s not who she says she is.
In practice, confirming that people are who they say they are is something online spaces have already tackled in a variety of ways.
There’s no motivation to add a huge, costly feature as long as people are using their service.
Even if a business has the funds and capability to add videos to its service, there’s the concern of bad behavior, if not outright harassment by users. Social accounts like Bye Felipe have cataloged hundreds of users (primarily men) sending crude or threatening messages online and through dating apps.
Dating apps, eager to differentiate themselves, are quick to try new trends.