Tinder announced Monday that it will soon offer accurate background information about U.S. members, enabling users to make more informed choices about potential dates.
There are concerns about how safe it is to meet someone on the platform for the first time. A 2019 investigation by ProPublica discovered that registered sex offenders were listed on a number of dating platforms run by Match Group, Tinder’s parent.
Women have even been killed by their Tinder dates.
As a result, Match Group has teamed up with Garbo, a nonprofit that provides background checks. Garbo, an online background check company founded by a woman who had survived violence three years ago, gathers information on its background checks from public records and reports of violence and abuse, such as arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes. Charges related to drug possession will not appear on checks.
There are many dating sites, where people just scroll here and there and just waste their precious time. Bios in these sites are all the same so that they could not get the attention of the people. What is actually written is there in the bio is the height of the person and some irrelevant emojis. As these things are irregular and irrelevant which will not be able to get the attention of the users. In this way, these websites are a waste. Thus it makes it really difficult and challenging to find a bio that gets our attention.
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Match Group plans to roll out the feature across all of its platforms — which also include PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, and Hinge ― within the next few months.
ProPublica’s investigation prompted members of Congress to write Match Group president Shar Dubey, urging her to take action to protect users’ safety.
“For far too long, women and marginalized groups around the world have been denied resources and safety,” said Tracey Breeden, head of Match Group’s Safety and Social Advocacy division, in a statement. In their efforts to remove these barriers, corporations can play a crucial role by embracing technology and rooted collaboration.
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