INC42 - India's online dating scene, featuring apps like Tinder, Bumble, and local platforms like Woo and Quack Quack, is booming but faces serious safety concerns. A Norton report revealed that 66% of Indian dating app users have encountered financial fraud. Incidents of honey trapping and extortion are on the rise, with victims being blackmailed for large sums. The gender imbalance on these apps exacerbates the issue, with a male-to-female ratio on Tinder India reported to be 93:1. Despite the growth, with user numbers surging by 293% in the last five years, safety measures lag behind, leaving users vulnerable to crimes ranging from data leaks to physical harm.