A research study in LA shows that gay or bisexual men who use dating/hook-up apps have a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections. http://press.psprings.co.uk/sti/june/sti051494.pdf
Whether similar results would show else where, the results are still interesting.
The study was with 7,184 men
Those who used these apps were 25% more likely to be infected with gonorrhea and 37% more likely to be infected with chlamydia.
Maybe it's just coincidence or maybe these apps that make hooking-up easier means catching an STI is more likely.
I don't have a dating/hook-up app but have often thought about downloading. And I've been lucky enough to never have caught any STI, touch wood, pun intended
Would something like this put you off using an app or is it just a general hazard. Think i'll add poll