The main argument for blaming hookup apps for the rise in sexually transmitted diseases is that they allow people to change partners more quickly. Doctors say that the quicker an individual is able to change sexual partners, the higher the probability of contracting an STD, says the BBC.
Hookup app developers disagree and say they are taking steps to make sure that users are safe. Some apps include an STD status in user profiles, and others say they promote safe sex, according to the BBC.
However, others argue that dating apps are not to blame. They blame the liberalization of attitudes towards sex and a lack of knowledge about sexual health, according to The Telegraph.