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How to Run a Dating Background Check and What to Look For

Online background checks can help keep dating safe when using online sites and apps. Knowing whether a potential date has a criminal record is important because this can raise red flags about a history of violence. The most important things to consider are public records of criminal offenses and sex offender registry records.


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Tinder is Preparing to Offer Background Checks on Potential Matches

Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, recently partnered with Garbo to provide screening technology to the dating app. Tinder has now announced a new trauma-informed approach to handling reports of serious abuse and harassment, aiming to improve its products, educate its employees and provide more survivor resources. For starters, new mandatory customer care training […]

Match Expands Background Checks to Two More Dating Apps

Match Group has expanded its partnership with Garbo, adding an additional feature to both Match and the single parenting dating app, Stir. The new tool will allow dating app users to easily access public information about arrests, convictions, and sex offender registry records. If a history of violence is found, the account can be reported […]

Tinder Plans to Offer Background Checks to Avoid Dating Disasters

Tinder has announced measures to keep daters safe, including background checks. Nonprofit organization Garbo will offer the feature, which is part of Tinder’s new “trauma-informed approach” to make the app “a safer and more inclusive community.” Other safety features include mandatory internal training from the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN).


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Dating Apps and Background Screening: Do We Really Know Our Dates?

A survey by Which has revealed that 60 percent of people believe they have encountered a fake dating profile but only 30 percent chose to report this to the online dating platform in question. The site with the highest number of fake profiles was Tinder. Some dating apps, such as, Harmony, and Gatsby, include […]

Vetting for Love: New Norton Poll Shows 1 in 7 Online Daters Have Paid for Background Checks on Their Dating Machines

Norton has published findings from a global study that included 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, finding that the most common tactics for vetting ahead of a prospective date by those that use online dating apps and websites include scrolling through social media profiles, typing a name into a search engine or looking up […]

Tinder’s Upcoming Feature for Singles? A Criminal Background Check on Potential Dates. Parent Company Match Group is Investing in Garbo, which says it Works to Balance Privacy and Safety

Dating app Tinder is researching background-check nonprofit Garbo to explore the possibility of enabling its app to search for potentially concerning details about their date. For a fee, adding Garbo’s service will allow users to consider more information before they decide how they want to proceed with dates. Apps like Lyft, Uber, and Airbnb have […]

How to Background Check Your Date 2020 (Without Being a Stalker)

Chatting with a complete stranger online can be incredibly dangerous, but more and more people are turning to the internet to find a potential partner. It is important (and easy) to background check the date. Individuals can use Google or look through social media accounts, or hire a background checking service that can provide details […]

Seven Simple Ways to Background Check Someone You Meet Online

When meeting someone online, it is important to pause to consider whether that person may be hiding something important by exploring criminal records, bankruptcy filings, aliases, and social media accounts. Although doing so may seem a bit over the top, the person may be catfishing or living another life. Start by googling the person, searching […]

5 Ways to Run a Background Check on Your Tinder Date Without Being Creepy AF

Using the Internet is a great way to find a partner, but dating this way can present serious dangers. It is important to run a background check on a date with these simple steps: verify the date’s identity, match your date’s social media accounts, have a backup plan with someone you can trust who can […]


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