Online dating has definitely changed the way we meet people these days. In a way, it’s actually more efficient, but the downside is that since anyone can pretend to be anyone on the internet with just a name and photo, how do you know that the person you’re chatting with is really who they say they are?

For those who are using Tinder as their primary dating app, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has announced that they will be bringing ID verification to its platform around the world in the coming months. What this means is that users can verify themselves using government-issued documents like passports or a driver’s license to prove who they say they are.

For those who are feeling a bit iffy about submitting these documents to Tinder, the company does note that verifying yourself is voluntary. “The product will begin as voluntary, except where mandated by law, and based on the inputs received will evolve to ensure an equitable, inclusive and privacy-friendly approach to ID Verification.”

It is possible that being verified might increase your chances of chatting with others who might feel safer knowing that they’re talking to an actual person, but it will be up to you to decide.

According to Rory Kozoll, Head of Trust & Safety Product at Tinder, “We know one of the most valuable things Tinder can do to make members feel safe is to give them more confidence that their matches are authentic and more control over who they interact with.  And we hope all our members worldwide will see the benefits of interacting with people who have gone through our ID verification process.  We look forward to a day when as many people as possible are verified on Tinder.”

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