More than 8 billion matches have been made since Tinder launched three years ago.Chris Powers, a popular online personality known for his provocative social experiments on You Tube, helped us learn just how reckless some women could be.
We set up hidden cameras with microphones stretching from the hotel lobby to the elevator, the hallway leading to the suite, and inside the suite itself.And Powers has been hard at work looking for dates on Tinder. Matt Doran: "Some of these women have actually already handed you out their physical address." Chris Powers: "Yeah. She said she didn't want to drive -- I said 'I'll pick you up,' and I asked where she lived and she just flat out gave me the address." Now Powers has found the first young woman who is willing to come right to his door."You have tons and tons of strangers sharing all sorts of details, intimate, sending pictures, sending private information, and it's all available to strangers, with very little proof of you being who you are or what your real intentions are," said Powers.Our online dating expert Chris Powers agreed to be a decoy in an undercover operation Crime Watch Daily set up to find how many young women would throw caution to the wind for a blind date with a guy they know nothing about, except that he's good looking and charming."I pretty much just said 'Why don't we go out to eat or something, come over to my hotel, we'll have a couple of drinks in my room and then we'll go out from there,'" said Powers. " "I didn't really reveal anything about myself," said Powers.
Of the hundred young women Powers has just met on Tinder, several have given him their addresses and invited him to come over and take them out on a date, and two have actually agreed to come right to his hotel. "And if they do question it for a second, it takes very little to get them to change their mind, and think, 'Oh, I was so silly to think anything bad could happen.'" Powers has gone down to the lobby to meet the first girl of the evening, who's come here to meet him.
I just walked right into the elevator, walked right up." Powers could be an ax murder or serial rapist for all Vera knows.
And she has no idea what could await her behind the door.
We conducted the operation in Las Vegas, which poses a higher danger level than most other cities for young female online daters because it attracts a high number of out-of-town men looking for some action.
Powers went to work on Tinder looking for local women willing to meet him in his hotel suite.
Doran: "To be honest I really am grappling with the situation these women are walking into.