Tinder will let you research the past of your dates from now on

Tinder will let you research the past of your dates from now on

Tinder will finally let you research your dates through background checks, which will be limited to two per user. According to Masablethe company has achieved this thanks to its collaboration with Garbo, who allows you to check this data for only $2.50 per search.

For almost a year, Tinder he was working in bringing the function background check to your app. If you are a user of the platform, you can now access it through your Policy and Security Center; and according to the aforementioned medium, it is “the first association of its kind in the realm of dating apps.

Unfortunately, the proposal offered by Garbo will only be available initially in the United States, starting today. For its part, with these measures Tinder plans to improve the security of its users; and thus prevent possible damage to which they may be exposed in the digital age.

Garbo hopes to democratize that information for the sake of public safety, mitigating obstacles such as cost and jurisdictional regulations. He works with experts and advocates, from the National Center for Victims of Crime to EndTAB (Ending Technology-Enabled Abuse).


How to review the past of your ‘Match‘ on Tinder


To get started with Garbo on your Tinder account, you need to keep one thing in mind: this feature is currently limited to the United States. However, if you are in that region, the process to start checking the past of your dates it’s quite simple.

Tinder users just have to tap on the blue shield icon that you can find in the app. This button will take you directly to the Policy and Security Center of the platform, where you will also find a link to a Garbo publication. In it, you can fill a form with your basic information match; that is, your phone number and your first name.

We want to protect those most vulnerable to harm, both online and offline; And this is just the first step in fulfilling our mission to help proactively prevent harm in the digital age.

Kathryn Kosmides, founder of Garbo

Likewise, Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, has partnered with the National Domestic Violence Hotline from the United States. With the partnership, the company plans to offer survivors continuous 24/7 access to Garbo’s resources. In this way, this affected part of the population will be able to access conversations on-line live with an assistant from the aforementioned platform.

For too long, women and traditionally marginalized groups have faced many barriers to resources and security. Garbo’s thoughtful and innovative consumer background checks will move the industry forward; At the same time, they will allow people to have critical information that helps them make decisions about their personal security.

Tracey Breeden, Head of Safety and Social Advocacy at Match Group

This is one of the many measures that Tinder has been taking in recent times to improve the security of its platform. In the middle of 2021, identity verification expanded to all users in the world; and this is one of the indicators to follow to avoid talking to potentially fake profiles that can make you end up in a bad situation.

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Likewise, Tinder is trying to fight against harassment and inappropriate messages within its platform; and for this they launched a function at the beginning of 2021. Of course, the risks when using a dating app are quite high; but if you want to minimize them and turn the experience into something more pleasant and safewe help you protect yourself from online romance fraud.