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Tinder Users Will Soon Be Able To Run Background Checks On Potential Dates

The app may have just got a little safer.
Tinder Users Will Soon Be Able To Run Background Checks On Potential Dates

Going in completely blind on a Tinder date may be a thing of the past thanks to an upcoming addition to the online dating application.

Match Group, Tinder's parent company, announced they are partnering with an app known as Garbo to allow people to quickly perform a background check on a person before meeting them.

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The app will allow people to check a potential date's historical information including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes at a currently unknown cost.

"Before Garbo, abusers were able to hide behind expensive, hard-to-find public records and reports of their violence; now that's much harder," said Kathryn Kosmides, founder and CEO of Garbo.

A date for when the feature will be available has not been set, but Match Group says Garbo will be integrated into Tinder "later this year."

On November 11, a seemingly normal Hinge date turned brutally violent, and Brittany Correri is grateful that she got away with her life.

Correri said that the evening was going normally, but when they got in the man’s car after their date, he started viciously beating her face and body.

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We live in the era where online dating is at its prime. There are tonnes of apps out there, and it seems like every day more pop up with a new and different angle. And while I've got no issues with online dating, it does take away the good ol' fashion way of finding 'the one' - in person. But we've seemed to have adapted to this online dating culture and I don't see it going away any time soon. 

Online dating is actually really hard and can be super awkward, let's be totally honest! Without having met a person, you have to determine whether or not you're both compatible enough to want to sit down with on an actual date. One of the best ways to determine how you're going to do that, is by asking the right questions that will put you somewhat at ease. 

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Meeting new people in this day and age is REAL hard. It's not like high school or University where you're constantly surrounded by people. I mean, you're bound to make friends when you have no choice but to socialize and have lots of time to do it. 

Then all of a sudden, you're an adult. You have real responsibilities, you have your first real job. Your friends are living their own lives too, some maybe even halfway across the globe. You're desperate for some human connections. Of course, you turn to Tinder or some other app where you can meet people online or through your phone.

Sound all too familiar? Well, there's no shame in admitting that you've dabbled with Tinder once or twice. But there's actually a better way to meet new people and to make real fresh connections rather than a couple of virtual ones that almost never work out. The secret is to get out and network! 

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The first thing I had to do was get some matches, so I literally swiped right on everyone- leave no stone unturned right? To be completely honest though I had no idea where to start these conversations. Luckily my younger brother helped me channel my "inner fuckboy" because according to him there's a fuckboy in everyone.

I was aiming to be the first to respond to everyone like a true fuckboy but Nek beat me to it. With this being the first convo, I went with my brother's advice to just take a verbatim fuckboy phrase and use it.

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