You'll Soon Be Able To Run Background Checks on Your Tinder Matches
Say goodbye to all the catfishers.
Tinder is set to launch a new feature that will provide a safer space within the online dating community. According to Match Group, the app‘s parent company that owns other platforms like OkCupid and Hinge, it will soon allow users to run background checks on their matches.
In partnership with female-founded non-profit group Garbo, the upcoming update will help Tinder users evaluate whether or not their potential date is safe to meet in real life. “Garbo provides historical information about violence and abuse to empower people to make more informed decisions and choices about their safety,” the press release stated.
Founded by Kathryn Kosmides in 2018, Garbo has been dedicated to collecting public records and reports of violence and abuse, which Match Group has commented that these files have “historically been difficult to access and cost prohibitive.”
The new tool will appear on Tinder later this year. Stay tuned while we wait for more details to surface.
- The Verge