They’ll ensure that your Tinderella isn’t a catfish in disguise.
The technology will come courtesy of Match’s undisclosed investment in Garbo, a nonprofit that seeks to permit everyday citizens to vet people based on basic info such as their first name and phone number.
Using these cursory details, Tinder trustees will reportedly be able to determine if someone they’re courting online has a criminal record, or other court designations like a restraining order.
Match Group has yet to finalize all the details — including the price — however, the background checker will undergo a trial run on Tinder in the coming months. Once integrated there, it will likely roll out to the company’s other hookup apps, which include OkCupid, Hinge and Match.
Source: New York Post