Burner apps use VoIP to create temporary or disposable numbers that you can use for online dating sites (or any other situation) where you don’t want to give out your real number
It’s no secret that the popular dating app, Tinder, requires a personal phone number to create an account. However, what may be a secret is how to create a Tinder account without providing your actual phone number, i.e., using a fake number for Tinder.
Using a disposable number for the Tinder verification step can prevent exposing your real phone number. Virtual numbers protect your personal information when registering with the dating site. The easiest and best way to get a burner number is through a mobile app.
Your email address is used to help Tinder ensure that users don’t create multiple Tinder profiles and spam the system.
On the other hand, your phone number is used for verification purposes. The Tinder phone verification step is as follows:
When you sign up for Tinder, the app will send a text message with a 6-digit SMS verification code to your personal phone number. You enter the code into the app to complete the sign-up process.
- Mobile phone numbers are generally static, which means they don’t often change, making a stable form of verification.
- Additionally, cell phone numbers are unique, so they can identify people.
- Phone numbers are difficult to fake. Most phone companies use two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure that the person trying to access their account is the owner of the phone number.
- Most people already have a phone number, so it’s convenient to use it as their identifier.
The 21st-century world revolves around people trading their personal information with companies for the services they offer.