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US adults who had used a dating app tripled. But that doesn’t mean all dating apps are created equal. 97 dating apps to see which ones were meeting user expectations. To qualify, an app had to have more than 2,000 reviews across the App Store and the Google Play store. That’s a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well. Hinge’s innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends. Grindr’s mission was to help gay guys meet up, quickly, wherever they were. It has features like photo verification, which lets you confirm that your photos are actually you. Match was one of the original online matchmaking services, and bills itself as having made the most dates, relationships, and marriages. It is definitely for a crowd that is more serious about finding a lasting partner.
Lulu isn’t a traditional dating app, but rather, a girls-only app that lets women rate men anonymously. Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to “get down” with you. It’s more explicitly focused on just hooking up than most dating apps, though it has the option to “get date” or “get down. Tinder was the app that set off the dating app craze. But its innovation is that women have to be the ones to message first. This is meant to prevent them from being bombarded with gross messages from guys. Coffee Meets Bagel shows you only a few matches per day, and aims at a more measured experience.
No frenetic swiping or “game” features, just a few quality matches per day. Happn is the hopeless romantic among dating apps, though the concept can sound a little creepy at first. When you open it on your phone, you’re greeted by a collection of other users with whom you’ve physically crossed paths with throughout your day. Here are the full results of Applause’s analysis. Additional reporting by Steven Tweedie and Maya Kosoff.
This is what it sounds like. The British Dental Association has hit out at the JCVI’s decision to not recommend the HPV jab for boys, saying it has not factored in rise of dating apps which is spreading the virus through oral sex. And while most infections disappear on their own, without even displaying symptoms, some strains can lead to cancer, notably cervical, which in around 90 per cent of cases is caused by HPV. It is also linked to penile, anal, throat, head and neck cancer, as well as genital warts. Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, 72, blamed oral sex for giving him throat cancer in 2010. The HPV vaccination is currently given to girls aged 12 to 13 but not boys.
July that giving the vaccine to teenage boys is not cost-effective. Dentists are often the first to spot the symptoms of a number of HPV-related cancers during check-ups. Data used to model sexual behaviour are out of date, and factors such as the recent introduction of dating apps may have led to significant changes in behaviour over the last few years, which have not been taken into account. Mick Armstrong, chairman of the BDA, said the decision will cost lives and that the JCVI is withholding evidence. It is shocking that 400,000 boys can be left at risk of oral cancer thanks to a decision that cannot be properly scrutinised,’ he said. Based on the scant information the JCVI has made public, its verdict is based on false assumptions.
Whether by accident or by design they have understated cancer risk, and completely ignored the sexual habits of the Tinder Generation. Only girls are vaccinated on the grounds that men who only have sex with women would logically also be protected from transmission. Its statement on the decision said: ‘The evidence considered clearly indicates that HPV is associated with a number of cancers which affect both sexes. While there are some additional population level health benefits to both males and females by extending the programme to boys, impact and cost-effectiveness modelling indicates that adding boys is highly unlikely to be cost-effective in the UK. But experts have pointed out a weakness in the JCVI’s herd protection argument.
Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, has previously said: ‘It all comes down to cost and how much benefit will be gained from vaccinating boys. As increasing numbers of girls take up the vaccine then risk of heterosexual transmission decreases and the benefit of vaccinating boys diminishes. There are over 100 different types of HPV, with around 40 types that affect the genital area. Different types of HPV are classed as either high risk or low risk, depending on the conditions they can cause. For instance, some types of HPV can cause warts or verrucas. Other types are associated with cervical cancer.
In 99 per cent of cases, cervical cancer occurs as a result of a history of infection with high-risk types of HPV. Often, infection with the HPV causes no symptoms. Infection with some high-risk types of HPV can cause abnormal tissue growth as well as other cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Studies have already shown that the vaccine protects against HPV infection for around 10 years, although experts expect protection to be for much longer. But of course, this reliance on herd immunity doesn’t provide optimal benefit for boys who go onto have sex with other men in adulthood. JCVI said its final decision would be made after further consultations. Mr Armstrong said that only a gender neutral vaccination programme can control the rise of HPV, and that parents should not be forced to reach into their own pockets to protect their sons.