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How to Do a Background Check on Someone You’re Dating

by | Feb 12, 2020 | tips for everyone |

Who are you really dating?

Online dating apps only show you what your date wants you to see. So, before cupid strikes his arrow you need to make sure the object of your affection is being truthful in their dating profile.

A quick background check on DateID can tell you what’s hidden behind your date’s smile and give you peace of mind. It can also protect you from the dangers of romance scams.

DateID makes checking up in your date quick and easy

Using DateID, your can complete a background check on your date in just a few easy minutes.

If your prospective date is already a DateID member, just ask for their username. They may have verified their identity, age, location, photos and more. If your date has completed verifications, you’ll see it at the top of their profile.

verified DateID profile

Age, location, identity and photo verifications show on member profiles.

If they’re not a DateID member, that’s not a problem. You can search for them by name, social media username or URL, email address or phone number. If the name is common, you may need to use Advanced Search to narrow down the results by location and/or age range.

In the below example I run search for celebrity monk Jay Shetty (because if you’re online dating, you could use a little zen).

Three results come up, with a preview of what DateID can find. The first one is the right Jay Shetty. He’s not a DateID member, but there’s still plenty of info available on him.

DateID found his age, location and professional information, as well as photos and links to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jay Shetty search results

Once I click through, DateID does an extensive web search.

The final results depend on the person’s digital footprint and may include age, location, workplace, education and more.

As we saw earlier, DateID also looks up every major social media site. I recommend visiting every social profile as part of your screening process. Check to see that your date looks like their photos and does’t have any family members they’re hiding.

DateID also runs deep, localized searches on Google that may turn up additional information and photos you cannot find on your own.

And finally, just to be safe, DateID checks the sex offender registry. Because sex offenders are known to target dating app users.

Once the search is complete DateID shows you what it found, as blue icons. When icons are gray, it means DateID searched but didn’t find anything.

DateID background check results modal

Here’s how Jay Shetty’s final profile looks.

Jay Shetty background check profile

Always know before you go

Purpose-designed for online dating, DateID is the best background check app there is for singles who are looking to avoid scams and stop wasting time on bad dates. DateID provides accurate data that is relevant to dating, and sidesteps junk that you don’t need and don’t want to pay for.

DateID is also the only people search engine that is transparent about what we find on someone before you pay, so that you can decide for yourself if it’s worth it. And, we don’t force you into months subscriptions that auto-renew.

Membership is 100% free, including viewing the profiles of other DateID members.

Background check your date for free

That’s right, new users get three background checks free. Don’t risk another bad first date – sign up today!

FAQs

What does DateID’s report include?

The results depend on the person’s digital footprint and may include age, location, workplace, education and more. DateID also gives you every major social media site, with links. We also run deep, localized searches on Google that may turn up additional information and photos you cannot find on your own. And finally, just to be safe, we check the sex offender registry. Because sex offenders are known to target dating app users.

Is DateID really free?

Your first three background checks are free. After that, it’s just $0.99, which is a fraction of the cost of other background check sites–all while providing better information for online dating.

Does the report include criminal records?

We search the sex offender registry, but no other public records checks because they are rarely accurate. Even the sex offender registry is not 100%. Some states don’t keep accurate records and if a sex offender recently moved to your area from another state, it’s possible that they won’t show up in your search. Always meet in a public place, and if you have concerns, leave immediately and contact the police.


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Remy Tennant Administrator
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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Remy Tennant Administrator
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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