Not sure about the good intentions of your future Tinder date? Now, you can do background check on them if you live in the U.S.
Tinder has integrated Garbo’s safety checks in their dating app. By going to the safety center – just tap the blue shield icon – you’ll be transferred to Garbo, an NGO that can tell you whether your possible date has a record.
Basically, Garbo looks for indicators of a history of violence starting from the name of the person of interest and its phone number.
Age can help with the search if Garbo doesn’t find anything at first.
Now, the company’s database includes public records of arrests and convictions, as well as sex offender registry information, so serious offenses. Things like drug possession, loitering, and driving tickets are not really taken into consideration.
Had the misfortune to bump into someone with a history of violence? You should report them to Tinder as the corporation owning Tinder has a strict no-use policy such people.
Additionally, Garbo can offer users mental health resources and ways to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
There is a limit to the background searches you can make. The first two are for free, with up to 500,000 across the entire US userbase.
From there you can ask for extra searches for $2.50/search and a small processing fee.