Being able to have adventurous moments, meet new people of different characters/ vibes and still be safe is pretty awesome.
Tinder is a dating app that matches you with fellow singles in your area or town. It’s also the most popular dating app in the US.
Meeting someone you feel you match/vibe with is pretty cool but risky since it’s online. The fact that you’ve got no idea if the dude or lady on your other end is being totally sincere with you on the kind of person they may be or if their personality is totally different from what they’ve told you/ made you believe isn’t so nice after all. So the dating app is trying to make ways out and migrate the risk.
Tinder took different steps in trying to combat this. January 2020, the dating app added photo verification and a panic button.
The Tinder app is taking another step forward. Now you’ll be able to perform a background check on someone your talking/ chatting with. It gives you a chance to think things through and figure out if you really should keep talking to this person or not if you guys should meet officially or it would be better and safer you stay home enjoying its comfort than risking your life to meet a total jerk.
Match Group Partners With Garbo for Background Check Technology
It was announced in a Tinder press release, March group (being Tinder’s parent company) made a seven(7) figure investment in Garbo.
The Garbo was established in 2018 by a lady(Kathryn Kosmides) a survivor of gender-based violence. The company aids “low-cost background checks by collecting public records and reports of violence including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes”. Garbo aims at making it easy and simple for people to make informed decisions about whom they’ve chosen to meet. With time, Match Group will soon start testing and create Garbo integration with Tinder.
Match Group’s investment will help Garbo’s increase/ growth, make a way for it to integrate into a range of technology platform.
Of the Investment, Kosmides said:
Before Garbo, abusers were able to hide behind expensive, hard-to-find public records and reports of their violence; now that’s much harder. Being able to reach historically underserved populations is fundamental to Garbo’s mission and the partnership with Match will help us connect with these communities.
Hopefully, the background check feature should be available on Tinder later this year then extended to other Match Group brands i.e Hinge and OkCupid.
Detailed info on how this feature will work can’t be said for now though it wouldn’t be free (just have that in mind). The cost on the other hand wouldn’t be so high so it’ll be accessible and possibly available as part of Tinder’s membership tiers.
There’s hope of getting detailed information on the implementation over the next several months so make sure you’ll be available for the latest one it arrives. Do check back from time to time just so you don’t miss out on the juicy process and updates.