Why You Should Run a Background Check Before a Date

Running a background check before a first date can seem a bit invasive. Finding out personal details, or even personal writing can feel too intimate, especially if you haven't been on a date yet. But a quick Google search can also reveal important, previously withheld information, including a larceny charge or a secret significant other. Still, should someone research their date, or is it an enormous invasion of privacy?

If you're the type who wants to know everything about a first date, including where they grew up and their college major, finding a stranger online isn’t all that difficult. Here's a quick tutorial: Simply Google everything you know at once, and the future date is sure to pop up. Combine their school, hometown, job, current location and name, and a Facebook page is bound to appear. If all else fails, put their phone number into Facebook's search bar and a profile will appear, giving you their last name. In under five minutes, you will know who you’re dating.  Read More

Style & Design - Observer 9/30/16

Stud Or Dud, A New App, Lets You Run Background Checks On Your Dates

So you've been swiping left and right on any of the plethora of dating apps available today? Good for you! How have the dates turned out so far? Is the person you’re meeting offline, live up to what they told you online? Or did they turn out to be a totally different person offline? And we're not just talking about their looks. Everyone embellishes their looks. It's the other, more important details about them that we're concerned about.

A match may tell you that they luuuurvve Taylor Swift, but in reality, they may be a Belieber. Shudder! Or they may be married, have kids, or even have a criminal past that may or may not be violent. How does one find out about such glaring red flags before meeting a potential match in person?  Read More

New Love Times 9/28/16

Stud or Dud Launches Mobile App to Bring Safety, Transparency into Online Dating

In an effort to bring transparency back into the dating world, Stud or Dud today announced the launch of a mobile app that helps users learn more about a potential date before meeting in person. Stud or Dud, which is now available in the Apple App Store, accesses publicly available records to provide users peace of mind that the person they are dating was worth the swipe right.

A 2011 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that approximately 81 percent of people using online dating sites lie in their profile, while 30 percent of Tinder users are actually married. Stud or Dud lets users search using a person's name, phone number or email address to reveal criminal records, property ownership, court records, marital status and professional background, helping create a safer, more transparent online dating community.  Read More

PR Newswire 9/27/16

Stud or Dud iOS App Searches Public Records to Help Users Learn About Potential Dates

Stud or Dud announced the release of its iOS application, which was designed to help online daters find out more about their potential dates before meeting them in person.

With Stud or Dud, users can search for a potential date's "publicly available records" by entering their name, phone number or email address. The app searches "millions of records," and it may show information such as criminal records, marital status information, court records, work records and more. Users can remove their public records from Stud or Dud here.  Read More

AdWeek 9/27/16

Stud or Dud Is The App That Lets Users Do A Background Check On Their Dates

Looking for love? Well today it's only a swipe away. Until the user finds out that person they are meeting aren't really who they claimed to be. And we aren't just talking about when it comes to their looks.

A user may quickly find out that they don't have much in common as previously thought, such as finding out they are a Nickleback fan. But there are more serious things that the user might not know about such as that the person they just starting hooking up with on Tinder is really married, they have kids, or even a criminal past.  Read More

Tech Times 9/27/16

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