Get Your 100% Free Dating ID
Legit online dating identity verification is finally here. And it’s free.
If you’re an online dating user you know that there are major security issues on dating apps, including catfishing, romance scams, and even violent crime.
You may have wondered: is there a dating verification platform of some kind that could help protect me from these dangers?
How about some sort of identity verification that could show other online dating users I am legit myself?
Yes, there is, and you have found it! But why should you get verified?
All of this is currently 100% free, with no credit card required. We might start charging for it in the future, so take advantage now.
I’ll walk you through how to get verified in just a moment, but first a closer look at why it’s important.
So long, deception
DateID has made it so easy for singles to verify each other that you can’t afford to not get verified.
Online dating users are fed up with being deceived. DateID has given them newfound abilities to verify that their matches will be who they expect IRL, and they’re taking advantage. It’s no longer a Wild West of anonymity.
With so many people misrepresenting themselves on dating apps, you never know what you’re going to get. I always screen my dates on DateID, and am definitely more likely to meet up with other verified users.
Get your dating ID. Get more dates.
Now that you’re convinced, here’s how to get your dating ID. This shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes.
Watch this video to see how to get your ID and use it to get more matches, including proof that’s working for me. Later in the article I’ll also tell show how I’m using my dating ID to start conversations and meet more women IRL.
The following video is on a desktop computer but you can use your phone.
***WARNING: DateID is meant for legitimate online dating users only.***
DateID is the ONLY legit dating verification platform there is. Everything else is a scam. Scammers will reject your DateID profile because it short circuits their scam.
IMPORTANT: Do not sign up for DateID and expect to get an actual physical ID card in the mail or anything similar sent to you digitally.
What you will get instead is a free verification profile, 100% digital, that you can share with other legitimate online dating users.
You’ll also get three free background checks. Maybe use one on whoever you’re messaging with right now? Here’s how to background check your date.
Before you sign up for DateID, read this article on the “hookup ID“ if you think there’s any chance at all that you’re being scammed.
And lastly, here’s how to avoid romance scams.
OK, with that unfortunate reality out of the way….
But don’t stop there: to take fully advantage of the platform, level up to silver and gold. Read on to learn why doing so can help you get more matches, and how to do it.
Level up to Silver
I recommend that you not stop with a bronze shield, as it represents only a baseline level of verification.
Verify your location and phone number and you’ll earn a silver shield. You’ll get a check mark next to your city, which will give other online dating users confidence that you’re not lying about your location (which is a very common problem).
Go for Gold
Leveling up to gold will give your dates 100% confidence you are who you claim to be. It will also show scammers that you’re savvy, and they’ll move on to an easier target.
Here’s how my completed profile looks after getting verified and connecting my social media accounts.
To get your gold shield, scan your driver license or passport, and take a short selfie video. The video is a “liveness test“: it makes sure you’re a real live human. Because liveness tests are virtually unspoofable they are the gold standard for identity verification online.
Share your profile to get more matches and more dates
With so many fish in the sea, matching with desirable singles on dating apps can be hard. What’s even harder is getting people to reply to your messages and then agree to meet you IRL.
The dating market is highly competitive and unless you look like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, you need to do everything you can to stand out.
Once you have become a DateID member, I recommend that you share your profile on dating apps, including sending it to people you match with.
If you watched the video I posted earlier, you saw that in doing so I’ve been getting more matches (I’ve been going on more dates, too). Be sure to customize your username and profile URL, just like any other social network.
Here’s how I share my profile.
Verify Your Photos
Photos uploaded to DateID will have the date the photo was originally taken prominently displayed, provided that the photo has IPTC metadata attached. A logo watermark is added to photos that have been verified, and you can download them for use on dating apps.
Once you’ve verified your photos you’ll receive a badge on your profile, alongside other DateID verifications you’ve completed, including location, age and identity.
Leverage your free watermarked photos
This is another great way to stand out on dating apps.
DateID watermarks all photos to protect them from theft. We will automatically import your Facebook profile photos and they instantly become available with a watermark. You can also import Instagram and Twitter photos by connecting your accounts.
Edit your profile photo and you’ll see the option to download your photos.
Download your watermarked photos and add them to your dating apps to show you are legit, along with your DateID profile username or link, and you will increase the number of matches you get.
Why does this work?
With the endless swiping, profiles run together and everyone starts to look the same. The logo watermark evokes curiosity, making people pause and take a closer look.
And if they’re a fellow DateID user, they are far more likely to swipe right when they see you’re verified.
DateID is safe and secure, and protects against catfishing
Catfishing is a HUGE problem in online dating and if you’re not watching out for it, you should be. Odds are you’ve been catfished, whether you knew it was happening or not. I’ve used all the dating apps and have never not been catfished at least once.
How bad is it? Between 2015-2018 romance scams cost consumers over 800 million dollars in the US alone. And an immeasurable amount of heartache.
DateID’s online dating identity verification platform uses bank grade security, including requiring documentation such as a passport or drivers license, and an actual liveness test (includes a selfie video), to make sure you’re a real human.
When I suspect someone might be catfishing me I ask them to get verified and if they disappear my suspicions are confirmed. What’s more, since I started sharing my DateID profile on dating apps, I’m not getting catfished nearly as much.
Even if you think you’re too savvy to be catfished, matching with and getting messages from illegitimates is a huge waste of your time.
How do I know this isn’t part of the Hookup ID scam?
Glad you asked! Don’t fall for the Hookup ID scam. DateID is the only legit online dating identity verification platform and we have been widely recognized as the leader in dating security.
You can read more about us in these reputable publications:
Other scams to avoid: Meetup ID, online dating protector ID, dater’s pass, safeness id, daters protection certificate, daters protection protocol, safemeet scan, green id, safety daters pass, id merit pass, safe dating verified, online legit match protector, permit hookup id, discreet meetup id, and the discreet meetup assurance id. Wow!
How does DateID’s verification process work?
We are powered by Yoti, the leader in digital identity verification. Simply download Yoti for free, upload your passport or drivers license, and snap a selfie. Then, connect to your account and you will instantly level up to Gold status.
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.
Is the Hookup ID real or a scam?
You may also have seen advertisements for so-called hookup IDs. No such legitimate product exists; don’t give these websites your credit card or other personal information. You’ll end up $30 (or WAY more) lighter with nothing to show for it, and your info may be sold on the dark web. The many variants of the scam include the Hookup ID, Meetup ID, online dating protector ID, dater’s pass, safeness id, daters protection certificate, daters protection protocol, safemeet scan, green id, safety daters pass, id merit pass, safe dating verified, online legit match protector, permit hookup id, discreet meetup id, and the discreet meetup assurance id. Wow!
Is DateID the best online dating identity verification platform?
DateID is the one-and-only legitimate online dating identity verification platform. We’ve been featured in major online dating and verification/Internet security publications, including Global Dating Insights, Information Security Buzz, Mobile ID World, Biometric Update, and Biometric World.
Do I have to provide a credit card?
No, of course not. Getting verified is 100% free and there’s no credit card required.
Great, I’ve got my dating ID. What now?
When anyone searches for you, you will come up as a verified member rather than an unverified non-member. This will already give you an advantage because people know you’re real. Better still is to pick your username in profile URL, 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 don’t forget to background check your dates. Always look up before you hook up!
Will you send me an ID card in the mail or via email?
No. What you will get instead is a free verification profile, 100% digital, that you can share with other legitimate online dating users. You'll also gain the ability to easily background check your dates. Always look up before you hook up!
About the Author
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.