In the midst of thousands of horror stories ranging from murder cases to fiscal scams, the urgency for protection in the online dating world has reached its breaking point. The call has been answered swiftly and mercilessly: saferdates.com. Saferdates provides an unprecedented service in the online dating world that not only allows you to date, but also “investidate.” With a dual level screening process, meeting your other half is no longer a gamble with your safety. The investidate initiative allows members to perform a basic search for a history of felonies, misdemeanors, sex offenses, and marriage for potential mates. Saferdates provides a fingerprint scan for potential mates, which is the best way to ensure that online dating members are screened successfully against a criminal past. Each member must have a “verified” check next to their profile that notifies other members that they have been screened.
Saferdates also has a column, Safer in the City, which features tips on how to date online safely. It includes information on how to carefully get to know other members, how to recognize red flags for an imposter, and finally, once you do find a match, how to safely meet him or her. In addition, Saferdates also features an online video on how to be safe while online dating.
Finding your soul mate might be an arduous task, but with the rising concern for safety, it no longer has to be a life threatening one.