One of the wonders of online dating is that you can send photos.
But when that’s an option, it’s likely that an unsolicited nude comes into the equation unexpectedly sometimes.
Commonly known as “d*** pics”, it’s become particularly popular for singletons who use dating apps.
Now if you’re not a fan of them, the good news is that you can have a choice whether to view or avoid them.
Dating app Badoo has launched a new AI tool which detects these unsolicited nudes – and it’s about to change the game for good.
The tool, called the Private Detector, uses artificial intelligence technology to analyse users’ photos and see if they contain explicit images.
Before an alert is sent to the receiver, the photos are automatically blurred which gives a person an option to view, block or report.
Natasha Briefel, UK Marketing Director at Badoo, said: “The safety of our users is of the utmost importance to us and we continuously seek to be at the forefront of technological advances which enable us to help protect daters on our platform.
“The Private Detector is one of many safety features we have implemented on Badoo, which also includes profile verification, photo moderation and chat limits.
“We want to create a safe space for our users where they feel empowered to chat, meet, and date honestly while giving them the best chance of forming a real connection.”
The news comes after a study by the University of Pennsylvania looked into why men send d*** pics.
Researchers surveyed 1,087 blokes about whether they had sent any nudes as well as their motives behind them.
It also included questions to rate their levels of various traits, including narcissism, exhibitionism, erotophilia-erotophobia, and sexism.
The results revealed that men were mostly motivated to send genital images due to a “transactional mindset”.