Warnings Campaigners here have warned that the new laws in the North will make Dublin and the border counties far more attractive for pimps and traffickers – and called for an all-island approach to the problem.
“There is no doubt that sex buyers will make the short journey over the border in order to escape the law and the pimps and traffickers will follow,” Denise Charlton of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said.
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The Stormont Assembly passed the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill, which includes a clause criminalising payment for sex, late last year.
Up until today – only various aspects of prostitution have been illegal. It was a pretty uncontroversial measure in the North – with Assembly members voting by 81 to 10 in favour of making it a crime to pay for sex.
But why would this make people think twice about swiping right? If you’re happily coupled up, you’ve probably helped your single girlfriends swipe through the reams of desirable – and not so desirable – potential dates.
Dating expert Dr Jessica Carbino, who studied the findings for Tinder, explained that it’s all to do with being able to see the eyes of a potential partner – something which is crucial to finding someone attractive or not. Either way, you Research shows that there are 50 million active users on Tinder who check their accounts 11 times per day and spend an average of 90 minutes per day on the app. When it first came onto the scene, it was used more as a hook-up/no strings sex app because it finds you potential matches based on their proximity to you. It finds your location using GPS, then uses your Facebook information to create your profile but don’t worry – nothing about Tinder will ever be posted to Facebook.