People will be able to conduct a background check on someone they want to go on a date within Tinder. The project aims to protect individuals from any future physical or emotional abuse. The organization that provides the service, Garbo, wants to make background checks more affordable and simple to access.
Tinder introduces background check service in collaboration with Garbo
Garbo users will be able to get two background check tickets for free thanks to a collaboration with Match Group, the parent company of dating app Tinder. These tickets have a $2.50 fee on Garbo, excluding a little transaction cost. In the coming months, this feature will expand to more dating apps owned by Match Group such as OkCupid, Azar, PlentyOfFish, and Hinge.
Users must go to the app’s Safety Center and tap the blue shield to access Garbo’s online background check service. Users will see a Garbo article in the tools section of the Safety Center, which will lead them to Garbo’s official website, where they can use its background check service. By entering the official website of Garbo, users can enter the phone number and the name of the person they’ve matched in order to access the database.
Users will be asked to provide more information, such as their date’s age, in the event that data is insufficient. Garbo claims it obtains criminal justice system data used to identify dangerous actors with a history of violent and harmful acts. The goal is to assist those who use online dating services in avoiding scammers and abusers.
Tinder is encouraging individuals to report dating profiles with a poor track record. The platform will also direct users to a 24/7 chat line where specialists can assist them in avoiding any red flags and help them in their search for love.