Tinder introduced Monday that it’ll quickly supply correct background info on U.S. members so potential dates can extra completely examine one another out.
The elevated safety comes amid mounting issues in regards to the security of assembly up on the platform for a date with an entire stranger. A 2019 investigation by ProPublica found that registered intercourse offenders have been listed on a variety of relationship platforms run by Match Group, Tinder’s father or mother.
Ladies have even been killed by their Tinder dates.
Now, Match Group has partnered with Garbo, a nonprofit background checking platform, to supply the low-cost service. Garbo, which was based three years in the past by a feminine survivor of violence, collects info for its background checks from public data and experiences of violence or abuse, together with arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment and different violent crimes. Checks is not going to embrace drug possession prices.
Match Group plans to roll out the characteristic throughout all of its platforms — which additionally embrace PlentyOfFish, OkCupid and Hinge ― inside the subsequent few months.
Following the ProPublica investigation, members of Congress final yr despatched a letter to Match Group President Shar Dubey, urging her to take motion to guard customers’ security.
“For a lot too lengthy, girls and marginalized teams in all corners of the world have confronted many boundaries to sources and security,” Tracey Breeden, head of Security and Social Advocacy for Match Group, stated in an announcement. “We acknowledge companies can play a key position in serving to take away these boundaries with know-how and true collaboration rooted in motion.”
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