Tinder to roll out background check feature so users can see their date’s criminal history


The dating app’s owner Match Group is investing in the non-profit Garbo, which allows people to run a check using a first name and phone number, or full name.

The check will let Tinder users discover if their dates have arrest records or a history of violence.

“This is an industry first. There have not been any background check options in the dating industry,” said Match Group safety head Tracey Breeden.

“For far too long women and marginalized groups in all corners of the world have faced many barriers to resources and safety.


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