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BRITAIN: Royal Security Worried About Staffers Inviting Over Grindr Hook-Ups

Via the Daily Mail:
Buckingham Palace staff have sparked internal security fears by bringing casual partners met over dating apps back to their living quarters. Police guarding the royal residences are said to be ‘deeply concerned’ at the number of unvetted overnight guests, many of whom appear to be casual acquaintances met online. Apps such as Tinder and Grindr allow smartphone users to find potential love matches nearby using GPS locators. They have proved phenomenally popular and have millions of users around the world – however they have also been criticised for promoting casual sex. And according to well-placed sources, a number of the Queen’s 800-plus staff are said to use such online dating tools. While most live-in servants –including butlers, maids and kitchen staff – are not allowed to bring guests into Buckingham Palace itself, they are permitted to sign in visitors to their living quarters at St James’s Palace and the Royal Mews. This situation is not new, but the rise of dating apps has sparked concerns among the Metropolitan Police that servants are bringing back guests whom they know nothing about.
(Tipped by JMG reader Ed)

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