Tinder will offer users the option to check if their match has been in contact with the police. It’s done using technology from the nonprofit organization Garbo, which is owned by Tinder’s parent company Match Group taken over.
Thanks to the Garbo platform, American users will be able to use the Background check Match Group writes. It is not known what Match Group paid for the acquisition.
Garbo is a platform that does online checks so people can date safely. The organization was founded by Kathryn Cosmides, a victim of gender-based violence. Garbo searches the internet for arrests, convictions, and violent crimes. The platform claims that the platform does not need more than one name and phone number.
Writing such a check would not be a free feature on Tinder the edge. It is not clear how much the option will cost and whether it will be part of a subscription.
Tinder will be testing the service in the coming months. Then, other Match Group dating apps, like OkCupid and Hinge, should also be able to use Garbo. It is not known if and when Dutch users can use the verification function.
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