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Give some thought to what people can see in your photos’ backgrounds before posting them to your private dating profile.

I highly recommend reading this eye-opening blog on the subject by IOActive.

This can be a great was to build an online identity, but it can also make it trivial to tie our activity on various services together.

Even if your registered username isn’t immediately visible in a dating profile, it’s often visible in the URL of your profile, your profile photo filenames, or during communication with other users.

This isn’t necessarily traditional hash or metadata specific – cropping or resizing an image is not a foolproof way to defeat this (as I show in the screenshot below, where Tineye and Google correctly identified my profile selfie which is substantially cropped on social media).

The photos are visually similar enough that the search engines’ algorithms can draw a connection.

He or she will very likely check search engine caches for old pictures or bios that are easier to identify or contain embarrassing details.

If that professional headshot is still in a cache associated with your dating profile, he or she can use Tineye to match it to your corporate bio that shares the same photograph.

If I were forced to pick only one error which causes dating site members the most personal embarrassment over the long term, it’s forgetting this.