Are dating apps really safe? That's what many may be wondering after the arrest of Danueal Drayton, 27, who is accused of murdering a New York nurse he met on Tinder and trying to kill another woman in California. He's pleaded not guilty. Millions of Americans use dating apps to find love, so Inside Edition asked dating expert Cher Gopman for some tips on how to protect yourself. She advised asking a date for their last name “so you can do one of the free public background checkers."