Hookup ID: The Secret to Meeting More Hot Women Online

by | Jan 12, 2023 | hookup id, tips for everyone |

Remy is an internationally recognized expert on dating safety and security.

“Can I see some ID?”

No, it’s not the cops asking. Or the liquor store cashier.

It’s the neighborhood hottie you’re hoping to hook up with.

In this post you’ll learn everything you need to know about how hookup ID’s work and how to get one.

It’s 2023 and women everywhere are demanding that men get hookup IDs to prove they’re safe and can be trusted. These IDs are also known as:

  • hookup security ID
  • hookup ID card
  • hookup ID pass
  • hookup permit
  • hookup safety permit
  • hookup verification clearance


They all serve the exact some purpose, of course. 

Heck, even celebrities like Laura Ashley Samuels want men to get verified for hookups. And she recommends DateID. We are an official provider of them all.

Has a woman asked you to get a hookup ID badge, card or certificate? How about security meetup clearance or a casual dating pass? They all serve the same purpose, which is to verify you.

If you want to meet up with her, and have a decent shot at “closing the deal”, you’re gonna have to get verified.

The good news? You’ve come to the right place.

I’m going to explain exactly how it all works–and how you can get verified and get your ID instantly. So that your love interest doesn’t slip away.

Why do so many women require this?

Simply put, online dating isn’t safe for women. And the more casual things are, the less comfortable they feel. If there’s an age gap it gets worse.

For starters, sex offenders are known to target women on dating apps – it’s a fact. Violent crime is up 5x since 2016. It’s shocking. And if all that were not enough, women have to contend with catfishing and romance scams.

It’s understandable–and entirely reasonable–that they want men to get verified.

A brief history of the Hookup ID

I founded our company more than five years ago, because I wanted a quick-and-easy way to prove to women I was safe and could be trusted. The idea of a hookup ID caught on fast and before I knew it I was getting interview requests.

We were featured in DatingAdvice.com, Global Dating Insights, Mobile ID World, Planet Biometrics, Biometric Update, and Internet Security Buzz. View our press page to learn more.

We quickly became the leading Dating Verification company worldwide. Fast forward to 2023 and we’ve issued hundreds of thousands of IDs, globally, that have helped men and women connect safely online.

Here’s what just a few our satisfied customers have to say.

No ID, no date!

Dear men: Give me one good reason you won’t get verified on DateID. Seriously, what are you hiding. No ID, no date! 

Tiffany Morgan, Verified Gold Member

It’s important to stay safe!

After meeting a creep who turned out to be sex offender, I started using DateID to check up on men I meet online. It’s important to stay safe!

Alexis Fetters, Verified Gold Member

I feel safer with DateID

Bottom line, I feel safer when men have been verified by DateID. I’m definitely more likely to meet up!

Stephanie Hudson, Verified Gold Member

This is legit

Honestly thought this whole ID thing was a scam until I tried DateID. Turns out the ladies love this. Highly recommended! 

Matt Krutick, Verified Gold Member

Works everywhere

I’ve used my ID on everything from Xwoo to Ashley Madison to Tinder. This works everywhere. It’s the only ID you need. 

Mike Taylor, Verified Gold Member

Easier to meet women

Been amazed at how much easier it is to meet women now that I’m verified. 

Bill Davis, Verified Gold Member

No more catfishing

I used to get catfished on dating apps all the time. Since I started using DateID this has ceased to be a problem.

Cassie Hays, Verified Gold Member

Getting more hook ups

I’m getting more hook ups after getting my ID. Since dating apps have sex offenders on them I think it’s reasonable that women are asking for this–especially when it’s casual.

Josue Gonzalez, Verified Gold Member

Definitely helping

Women I meet online are constantly asking me to get verified–and I can’t blame them. I got my ID and it’s definitely helping.

Suyog Deshmukh, Verified Gold Member

How to Get Your ID

Are you ready? Watch the short video further below to see how to get your ID.

Our state-of-the-art technology enables you to complete the ID verification process in real time, which means you'll get your ID instantly.

You'll see me complete the verification process in 90 seconds flat.

The following video is on a desktop computer but it works even better on your phone.

My Verified Gold profile includes ID, age, photo and location verification. You can see it live here: dateid.com/remy.

After we’ve verified your account, you will be granted a Bronze shield. But don't stop there because it's not enough for you to get your ID.

You'll need to complete all your verifications to level up to Silver and Gold. Just follow the instructions once you log in.

––>Click here to join

Please note: We can't issue your ID until you complete all your verifications.

Real Reviews from Real Customers

We're proud to average 4.4 stars on TrustPilot, with dozens of five-star reviews. Here are recent reviews as of Sept 2021.


How do I get my Hookup ID and how does the verification process work?

Our Hookup ID Card is universally compatible with all dating sites and apps. We offer location, photo, age and identity verification. We also offer sex offender registry clearance. For meetup verification upload your passport or drivers license, and get a facial scan. An ID verification badge will be added to your profile. ID verification is available to Gold members.

Who should sign up for a Hookup ID?

You should sign up if 1) You’re a legit online dating user and are looking to show other users you’re legit and/or 2) You want to background check your dates to make sure THEY are legit.

What is Hookup Verification?

Hookup Verification is a protocol for verifying that people using dating apps are accurately representing themselves online, so that everyone is protected and stays safe.

Is DateID the best online dating identity verification platform?

DateID, which is universally compatible with all dating sites and apps, is the original Hookup Verification platform. Our award-winning technology has been featured in major online dating and verification/Internet security publications, including DatingAvice.com, Global Dating Insights, Information Security Buzz, Mobile ID World, Biometric Update, and Biometric World.

Do I have to provide a credit card?

Verifying your location, photos, and social media accounts is 100% free, with no credit card required. For age and ID verification and sex offender registry clearance you will have to purchase a Gold membership. Gold members come with several additional perks including personal reputation controls, three instant background checks (so you don't waste your time on bad dates or get scammed) and priority phone and email support.

Great, I’ve got my Hookup ID Card. What now?

Our ID is universally compatible with all dating sites and apps and makes it easy to show other users you're verified and legit. Additionally, when anyone searches for you on DateID, you will come up as a verified member rather than someone who is unverified. This will already give you an advantage because people know you’re real. Better still is to pick your username, which is also your profile URL. Then, level up to Silver or Gold, and share it on dating apps. You can also watermark your photos and upload them to dating apps so that other users know you are legit. People who have done this are reporting getting more matches and hook ups. And don’t forget to background check your dates. Always look up before you hook up!

Beware Fake ID's

With the growing popularity and demand for IDs, it's no surprise that there are many hucksters out there selling fakes.

Fake hookup IDs are really no different than the fake IDs your friends had in high school: they're expensive, can get you in trouble and rarely work as advertised. 

So join DateID free today, and advise your love interest to do the same (if she hasn't already).

And if crosses your mind that DateID could be one of the scams, rest assured we're legit. But you don't have to take it from me: see our customer reviews, media coverage, TrustPilot Score, and ScamDector rating

Getting back to the fake IDs...

Let’s face it: most men cannot resist the prospect of hooking up with an attractive woman, especially single men on tinder and other dating apps. It's in the male DNA.

And that’s why the hucksters selling fake hookup ID are so successful: they're exploiting the irresistible appeal of casual sex to men.

How irresistible? Thousands of men across the Internet are opening up their wallets and paying $30 or more for fake hookup IDs. With 60 million online dating users in the US alone, my best guess is the scammers are raking in seven figures.

In the remainder of this post I dissect how this scam works, and what happened when I posed as a victim and bought a fake hookup ID. I documented the entire process with screenshots and will walk you through all of it.

But first, a little more background on this scam.

tinder chat with bot

Here’s a typical example of how the scam begins on Tinder.

Fake hookup ID profile

She’s hot! No surprise men are falling for this one.


How the FAKE Hookup ID Scam Works

If you’re a man using online dating apps there’s a very good chance someone tried to sell you a fake ID.

Update February 2021: Hundreds of men have written in and it's clear that there are MANY versions of this scam. Dozens, if not hundreds. It goes by many different names, which we will get into further below. Just because it does not follow the below pattern does not mean you're not being scammed.

I learned about this scam after encountering it myself, and decided to research it further. Eventually, I went ahead and put my credit card down and bought a hookup ID just to see what would happen (more on that later). The scam typically goes something like this:

  • You match with a really attractive woman on tinder, or some other app.
  • "She" chats with you, tells you she finds you attractive.
  • She tells you she wants to meet you and is down for a hookup, in order to feel safe she needs you to get verified and see your hookup ID.
  • She has also sent you a link to her own hookup ID profile (she wants you to do the same).
  • Because she really is extremely hot, you are willing to do just about anything. You ignore the voice in the back of your head telling you something here is not right.
  • Next thing you know you’ve clicked on the link she sent you and plunked down your credit card, only to never hear back from her again.
  • Bonus: You kick yourself because suddenly it is so obvious.

Get the one and only REAL hookup ID

I am going to give you all the details of what happened when I bought a fake hookup ID. But I also want to show how our legitimate ID verification platform for dating works.

If you didn't already watch the video when I posted it earlier, now's your chance.

If you want to increase your matches and hit rate, watch now. If you don't, you can keep scrolling. If you have concerns about whether or not DateID is legit, you'll find links to our extensive media coverage at the bottom of this post.


Old and Widespread Romance Scam

Fake hookup ID's have been around for years and are still going strong today. How do I know? The hucksters are running expensive Google Pay-per-Click ads. Just run a search for “hookup ID” and you will see these ads everywhere.

They look surprisingly legitimate. And they're all fake.

Ads like these typically cost one dollar more every time you click on them and at scale that really adds up. If the scammers are spending thousands of dollars on these ads it means people are following through and actually putting their credit cards down. Otherwise the scammers would be losing money.

Sophisticated Scammers Based in Russia or China

online dating Scammer

The fake hookup ID scammers are quite advanced. Using bots enables them to run the scam at scale and they have penetrated dozens of dating apps.

These dating apps are legitimate companies that absolutely do have security measures in place, but they continue to be defeated. After all these years they somehow have still not been caught and shut down. My best guess is they’re operating out of Russia, but it could also be China.

Brilliant (and Devastating) Marketing

These scammers are not just tech savvy engineering geeks writing code while holed up in a dark room. They’re really good at marketing, too. In addition to being all over the dating apps with bots, they've launched dozens of fake websites that are posing as legitimate sites specializing in online dating security, and promoting fake hookup ID's.

If you run a search for “hookup ID“ or “online dating security ID“ or “meetup ID” or "dating security ID" you will one way or another find your way back to the same scam.

Update February 2020: They've added new names for the scam, including casual dating id, betchakan clearance, Casual Hookup Clearance, casual verify, safe casual dating verification, Safety Permit Verified MeetUp Pass, Online Dating Security and Clearance Badge, security hookup id and safe meet scan.

These fake sites all endorse the hookup ID or a similar scam, including linking directly to the many websites that take your credit card. Even taking it a step further, they acknowledge that there are hookup ID scams and direct you to the only one that is “legitimate”.

The Dating Security Advisor, as seen advertised below, is one of the site you're most likely to come across.

hookup ID google ads

Google Ad promoting the fake Dating Security Advisor website


The Gaasha ID Scam

The Gaasha scam is truly next level. "GASHA" stands for Global Awareness About Sexual Abuse. Posing as a non-profit for abuse victims, they conveniently also offer a fake verification service. For $40 you can get a gaasha ID (don't do this!).

So I Bought a Fake ID

So what happens if you actually buy a fake hookup ID? Like I said, I went ahead and put down a credit card (well, a cash card, actually) as part of my research for this article. In exchange, I was supposed to get what appeared to be an actual ID card with my photo and a unique identification number added to it. It was even supposed to have a bar code!

I was hoping my fake hookup ID would look like one of these beauties (apparently some scammers have better photoshop skills than others).

I landed on the below site after visiting the Dating Security Advisor website, a fake site owned by the scammers.  With the prospect of hooking up with likes of that sultry model, who *wouldn't* enter their email address? I went ahead a did so, but disappointingly nothing happened. They may just be using this site to collect email addresses. So I tried a different route: I went to the Hookup VIP website (another fake).

Above  is the Hookup VIP website. I went ahead and followed the instructions despite the broken English, and plunked down $30 for a lifetime membership.

$30 Down the Drain

Hookup ID receipt

Here’s the receipt. A company named Amethyst Online Marketing Sales collected my money. Did I get my ID delivered within the next 48 hours as promised? Unfortunately no, it never came at all. I lost $30 so you don't have to.

If It Seems Too Good to Be True, It Probably Is

Look, it’s extremely rare for any woman to want a hookup, let alone an unusually attractive one. Most have men throwing themselves at them which means they get the pick of the litter and don’t have to settle for a hookup.

Next time you match with someone who seems out of your league, think twice before clicking on any links she sends you and never, ever put down your credit card!

Easy to Fall for the Hookup ID Scam

When you’re lonely and single it’s easy to fall for the hookup ID scam, and that’s why these criminals have had so much success.

If you're tempted to laugh at people who fall for this scam, think again. These scammers are extremely clever and exploit mens' worst instincts, and it could probably happen to you, too.

So, rather than judge, try to empathize with these victims. Spread the word so that fewer online dating users fall for it!

How to Avoid Romance Scams

DateID's free tool make it easy to bust romance scammers. To learn how, read our post on how to avoid romance scamsWe will not ask for your credit card.



How long has the hookup ID been around?

The first hookup ID was reported all the way back in 2016, but it’s possible it has been around even longer. It’s amazing that people are still falling for this scam in 2020.

How many different versions of the scam are there?

This is unknown, but there are definitely dozens of versions, spanning multiple fake dating websites. I found four different websites ready to take my credit card. Most likely the hookup ID scam was first run successfully by one group of hackers and then it attracted many copycats. Known variations on the same scam are the dating security ID, meetup ID, swipe hookup, safety hookup clearance, secure hookup ID, online hookup ID and just hookup. Update February 2020: They've added new names for the scam, including casual dating id, betchakan clearance, Safety Permit Verified MeetUp Pass, Casual Hookup Clearance, Online Dating Security and Clearance Badge, casual verify, safe casual dating verification, security hookup id and safe meet scan.

Can I order a physical hookup ID card?

You can, but it definitely won’t ever arrive at your doorstep. The scam promises to send you an actual ID card with a barcode if you pay up. Presumably you could meet someone who would want to scan your card before hooking up with you. When you think this through it could not be more ridiculous, but men fall for it nonetheless! We at DateID have had more than one man call in and ask us to sell them a physical ID card.

Is the Dating Security Advisor website legit?

No, www.datingsecurityadvisor.com is a fake website owned by the scammers. They own dozens of web properties and even have videos. Additional examples include www.hookupvipid.com and www.hookupidpro.com. Anything you find on the Internet promoting them, including videos and Google ads, is illegitimate.

Are the Meetup ID, Dating Security ID, Hookup Safety ID and Dating Verification ID the same scam?

Yes, presumably in order to keep people from catching on, the scam goes by many names including the Meetup ID and Dating Security ID.

What is the difference between DateID and the scam IDs?

DateID is the one and only legitimate website for verifying that your online date is representing themselves accurately. Everything else is a scam. Our identity verification software uses bank grade security to make sure everything and everyone is legit. We don’t send you a physical card – you get an online profile instead.

Should I sign up for DateID?

Depends. You should sign up if 1) You're a legit online dating user and are looking to show other users you're legit and/or 2) You want to background check your dates to make sure THEY are legit. You should NOT sign up for DateID if someone is asking you for any form of dating verification besides DateID. Why? Because DateID is the only legitimate dating verification platform. Everything else is a scam.

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Remy’s a tech marketer, entrepreneur and serial online dater who founded DateID after going on one too many bad first dates. He’s been online dating on and off since 2005 and watched things gradually go downhill as online dating entered the mainstream. Remy believes that lies, deception, and lack of accountability are some of the roots of the problem, and that increased transparency is part of the solution.
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