Tinder seems to be the new way to date - with young people spending long hours flicking through pictures of potential matches before striking up a conversation. Where it goes from there is up to the adults who subscribe to the service, with plenty of stories around of bad dates, hook ups and lifelong romance found.
It's a very successful system, but not without it's problems including a potential link to a recent rise in sexually transmitted disease levels in the United States. There's no hard data on that link but it's enough to get the attention of organisations like the Centre for Disease Control and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. They've been putting pressure on dating apps in general, and Tinder in particular, to include more health and safety information.
The app makers have responded by including a link to local STD clinics in the FAQ section for the most recent version. It's not a terribly visible part of the app, which isn't all that surprising when your goal is to help people meet, not talk to them about Chlamydia, but it's definitely a first step. Currently the information only applies to US STD clinics but let's hope the section is improved to cover locations worldwide soon.