"In this era of rapid technological progress, our lives seamlessly intertwine with the digital realm, transforming the way we connect, communicate, and seek companionship. Amidst this dynamic landscape, the importance of online safety and digital well-being cannot be overstated. For over a decade, the Centre for Social Research (CSR), India, has been at the forefront, advocating for these critical aspects of our digital existence. It is with immense pride that I introduce this collaborative effort between CSR India and Tinder, aimed at cultivating a safer online dating experience in our country. The potential of technology to bridge distances is awe-inspiring, yet it carries with it responsibilities and challenges. This online safety guide serves as a guiding light, offering priceless insights, practical advice, and a robust framework to ensure that our dating journey through the digital realm is secure and enriching. Our partnership with Tinder represents a shared commitment to user safety, empowerment, and education. As we present this guide, I envision a future where individuals are armed with knowledge to make informed decisions, recognize potential risks, and navigate the online world with confidence. I firmly believe that the fusion of CSR India's decade-long expertise in digital well-being with Tinder's innovative approach to dating is shaping a safer and more respectful digital dating landscape. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the dedicated teams at CSR India and Tinder who have tirelessly worked to bring this guide to life. Together, let us embark on a path of responsible digital engagement, forging connections founded on trust, respect, and shared values. May this guide serve as a beacon, illuminating our way toward a digitally secure and fulfilling future."
Dr. Ranjana Kumari,
Director, Centre for Social Research