"I am forever grateful to Tinder and this crazy idea that brought him into my life." They have now been married for more than three years and have a 1-year-old daughter.
Many cases of sexual violence or harassment "result from people with unhealthy or unrealistic expectations," he said.
The United Kingdom, however, has been looking at the issue.
The country's National Crime Agency published research in 2016 that describes online dating as a new "serious threat," citing an increase in the number of sexual assaults committed in the country.
However, after the two met, he later discovered that she was married when she posted about her husband on Facebook, Tikalsky said.
Jessalyn Wood remembers a time when she dated a man she met on Tinder for about eight months, though the relationship got off to a rocky start.