Facial scanning for photo verification
Live camera to verify against uploaded photos. Start with face verification. Move to body in phase 2. Even if the technology isn’t quite there, could still to a percentage verification (i.e. “this photo is 75% verified” or “Grindr is 75% sure that the image being shared is of the same person that created the profile”). Could even turn into dating photos (I.e. this photo received an 80% verification rating 2 weeks ago”) to give a rough validation that someone is as fit or young as they appear in photos.
Carter Breen commented
Photo verification would be great. Users who have verified that their profile pic is really them should get a checkmark placed at the bottom of their profile. Photo verification doesn't have to be mandatory for all users, but will be super helpful for profiles that are accused of impersonation, as well as for users who have had bad experiences with catfish in the past.
Linking a phone number to users' profiles would, too, curb the amount of catfish on the app. Users who have linked (and verified) their phone number should receive a similar checkmark placed at the bottom of their profile. This, too, does not have to be mandatory, but making it at least an option will add to the quality & usability of the app.
Facebook login verification is another layer of (optional and helpful) profile authentication.
Great idea.. Be able to ID everyone and get their SSI number and their whole background checked and life story too.. Perhaps maybe people want to be DISCRETE..
It's possible to integrate this idea by having users vote to validate other users
Could also give access to social media account to scan profile photos or something to build a better database of what your face looks like, similar to how Apple has you enter your finger print multiple times to build the record.