performs a broader sweep of services for usernames only, immediately flagging services where a particular username has been registered.This is an easy way for someone with malicious intent to draw connections between a dating site profile username and your ‘real’ life, even if your profiles are correctly private or hidden.
There are plenty of free and paid services which search and monitor social media and email accounts by username. It will rapidly scan popular sites and services for email addresses, usernames, names, and phone numbers to build a comprehensive profile of a person.
You can post your profile, use advanced search, send and receive messages absolutely free.
These days, whether you are living in the UK or the USA, you can easily find someone single of the same origin as you.
The photos are visually similar enough that the search engines’ algorithms can draw a connection.
Ultimately, this means that if you are interested in privacy, you should never reuse a photo or set of photos that you’ve used elsewhere on the internet (at any time) on your dating profile. Reuse isn’t the only situation in which photos can compromise your privacy.