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This App Will Let You Know If Your Tinder Date Has An STD

Mately is opening an important conversation about sexual health.

POSTEDBYDEE CUNNING

Tinder dates can be pretty hard to negotiate. I mean, putting aside the superficial nature of the app – where such swiping judgments on nothing more than your appearance are akin to standing in a shop window line-up being bid on by interested buyers – there are many pressing concerns, such as whether or not your date actually looks anything like their picture, if you're going to ruin the date by belching mid-spaghetti, or whether or not a casual hookup could lead to a nasty STD.

Mately is a new subscription-based STD-testing service that wants to change the dating game. The idea is that instead of biting the bullet and making regular trips to the clinic, you'll be able to sample a few drops of blood using a special at-home device, before posting it off each month to be tested in their lab. For $30 a month, you'll get tested for a wide spectrum of STDs, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis A, B and C, herpes, syphilis, and an early HIV detection test – every 30 days. You'll also be able to share the results online with your prospective partner, and Mately can even link up to put a badge on your Tinder. It won't share your results and according to Mately, your information will be completely secure; it's a just a simple signal of membership to show you're the conscientious type.

The New York-based start-up launched on Indiegogo and still has some way to go until it reaches its $500,000 goal, but you can already reserve your membership on their website. What do you think? Is this the beginning of the next sexual health revolution?

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