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Tinder will soon let users run background checks on potential dates

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Shortly after making an undisclosed investment in the female-founded non-profit background check platform Garbo, Match Group announced that Tinder users will soon be able to do background checks on potential dates.

“Garbo is a tool to address the inequities and barriers to access that people have traditionally had with background checks, Match Group’s partnership with Garbo is a real, meaningful step towards giving people access to information that can help make a real difference in their safety decisions.”

said Natalie Ludaway, MGAC Member.

The investment in Garbo will reportedly help make the background checking tech available to Match’s users, starting with their most popular app, Tinder.

The platform was created to combat gender-based violence by offering low-cost background checks through the collection of public records and reports of violence or abuse, including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes.

Match Group also announced that they will begin testing and building out capabilities for Garbo on Tinder in the coming months. Once Garbo is adopted on Tinder later this year, other Match Group U.S. brands will follow. Additional details on implementation will be available over the next several months.

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