A dating app for smartphones has suspended access for teen users after reports that it was used in a series of child rapes in the United States.The app called Skout, which was designed as a location-based dating service, made the announcement after a New York Times report said some of its users had been victimized."The safety of our community is our number one concern," founder and chief executive Christian Wiklund said on the company blog Tuesday.
Most of the dating apps and services out there today are understandably geared toward single people. But Let's Date, an app that launched out of beta last month, is now trying to bring the fun of dating back to people in relationships with a new feature called "Wingman." It's also a pretty clever way to get more people using its platform. Here's how it works.
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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — As Steubenville teens Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond broke into tears upon hearing their guilty verdicts, their fathers’ asked the victim’s family for forgiveness.
“I’m sorry for what you all had to go through,” Richmond’s father, Nathaniel, said. “I hope somewhere in your hearts that you can forgive Trent and Ma’Lik for the pain they have caused your daughter.”
Mays’ father also apologized.
“We’re sorry for putting everybody through this…Ma’Lik’s family, the community, the school, everybody else.”