Whether you travel alone or just want to play it safe when dating a new and unknown dude, you must download this new iPhone application

There are so many ways of gathering information these days, that it’s almost impossible to maintain any degree of mystery in a new relationship. However, although we might be seeking insider knowledge about a potential suitor on Facebook, Foursquare or Twitter, we can’t know who they really are just by reading their likes and dislikes. Dating can be dangerous if you don’t know the dude, especially if you’re a solo single gal traveler. That said, thank goodness someone had the foresight to create a dating safety application!

A new iPhone app called myDateTrackerAlert aims to eliminate the risks that come with dating a virtual stranger. You’ve still got your privacy, but up to four emergency contacts will automatically know if you’re in trouble and need help.

How does it work? The app is vaguely reminiscent of Foursquare, which allows you to check in to a location and tells your friends where you are. However, unlike Foursquare, an email or text will be sent to your emergency contacts if you fail to check in at a pre-set time by clicking the ‘I’m OK’ button.

Ingenious, no? You might not be able to do a full background check on the object of your desire, but you can let your friends and family know that your date isn’t all Christian Bale in American Psycho (aka hot and sexy on the outside, effing crazypants inside).

The application is only currently available on iPhones and costs $.99. I’d say your personal safety is worth a hell of a lot more. Wouldn’t you?

Laura xo

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