Get your Dating ID. Get more dates.
Give your love interest confidence you’re legit
I f 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?
Easy to get started
It’s free to sign up. Verifying your photos, location, and social media accounts is also 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 your Dating ID in just a moment, but first a closer look at why it’s important.
So long, deception
DateID has hundreds of millions of records, and thousands of singles use our background check platform to verify each other every day.
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 in real life, and they’re taking advantage. It’s no longer a Wild West of anonymity.
DateID has made it so easy for singles to verify each other that if you want to have maximum success on the dating market, you can’t afford to not get verified.
Here’s how Stephanie, a Gold member, uses DateID.
With so many people misrepresenting themselves on dating apps, you never know what you’re going to get. I always verify my dates on DateID, and am definitely more likely to meet up with other verified users.
How to get your ID
Watch the short video below to see how to get your ID. Our state-of-the-art technology enables you to complete the ID verification process in real time. You’ll see me complete the process in 90 seconds flat.
Later in this article I’ll also show how I’m using my ID to start conversations and meet more women in real life–including for hookups.
The following video is on a desktop computer but you can use your phone.
DateID sets the standard for Dating Verification and has been widely recognized as the industry leader.
DateID sets the standard for Dating Verification and has been widely recognized as the industry leader.
Level up to Silver and Gold
Don’t stop at Bronze, as it represents only a baseline level of verification. As I mentioned: to fully take advantage of the platform in order to get more matches, dates and hookups, level up to Silver and Gold.
Read on to learn how.
Level up to Silver
Verify your location, phone number and photos and you’ll earn a Silver shield.
You’ll also get a blue verification check mark next to your city and a photo verification badge. This gives other online dating users confidence that you’re not lying about your location or appearance (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 profile looks after completing all verifications and connecting LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter (connecting social media is optional and does not affect your verification level).
Once you’ve become a Gold member, upload a photo of your driver license or passport, and get a live facial scan. The facial scan is cross-checked against your driver license or passport photo makes sure you’re a real live human.
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 in person.
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 want to hook up 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. You can also delete any photos you don’t like.
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.
How bad is it? Between 2015-2018 romance scams cost consumers 360 million dollars in the US alone. In 2019 it was up to 200 million!
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 facial scan, 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.
When scammers see DateID they scatter like the cockroaches they are.
Even if you think you’re too savvy to fall for a scam (almost no one truly is), matching with and getting messages from illegitimates is a huge waste of your time.
How do I know this isn’t a dating verification scam??
Glad you asked! There are a lot of scams out there related to dating verification, unfortunately. They usually involve sending people to “safe dating verification sites” that will gladly accept your credit card – and provide you with nothing in return.
You will not get a card, badge or certificate. Instead, they will sign you up for fraudulent adult dating websites. Your credit card will be billed monthly.
There are many variations of the dating verification scam. The scammers frequently change the name to keep people from catching on.
Here are the top 30 most common dating verification scams:
- hookup ID
- meetup ID
- dating security ID
- online dating protector
- easy date verify
- hookup ID badge
- safe dating verification
- daters protection protocol
- legit meetup ID
- safe dating certificate
- private dating pass
- hookup security ID
- hookup verification clearance
- safe casual dating ID
- daters pass
- dating permit
- safeness ID
- daters protection certificate
- safemeet scan
- safety daters pass
- ID merit pass
- safe dating verified
- online legit match protector
- permit hookup ID
- discreet meetup ID
- discreet self card
- legit pass security
- international meetup protection
- global match protector
- green ID
Don’t fall for these scams. DateID is the only legit dating verification platform and we’ve been widely recognized as the leader. You can read more about us in these reputable publications:
Whether you’re looking for a hookup with hottie or find the love of your life, give your date the ultimate confidence you’re legit. They’ll be much more likely to meet up (women especially).
How do I get my Dating ID and how does the verification process work?
DateID offers location, photo, age and identity verification. We also offer sex offender registry clearance. For ID verification, we are powered by Yoti, the leader in digital identity verification. Simply download Yoti for free, upload your passport or drivers license, and get a facial scan. Then, connect to your account to DateID and a verification badge will be added to your profile. ID verification is available to Gold members.
Who should sign up for DateID?
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.
What is Safe Dating Verification?
Dating Verification, also known as Verified Safe Dating, is a protocol for verifying that people using dating apps are accurately representing themselves online, so that everyone is protected and stays safe. Unfortunately, it's usually a scam. You may have seen advertisements for Safe Dating Verification sites that offer so-called hookup IDs or something similar. They are all fake knockoffs; no such legitimate product exists. Don’t give these websites or individuals your credit card or other personal information. You’ll end up $100+ (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. Our award-winning technology has been featured in major online dating and verification/Internet security publications, including DatingAvice.com, Global Dating Insights, Information Security Buzz, Mobile ID World, Biometric Update, and Biometric World.
Do I have to provide a credit card?
Verifying your location, photos, and social media accounts is 100% free, with no credit card required. For age and ID verification and sex offender registry clearance you will have to purchase a Gold membership. Gold members come with several additional perks including personal reputation controls, three instant background checks (so you don't waste your time on bad dates or get scammed) and priority phone and email support.
Great, I’ve got my Dating ID. What now?
When anyone searches for you, you will come up as a verified member rather than someone who is unverified. This will already give you an advantage because people know you’re real. Better still is to pick your username, which is also your profile URL. Then, 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 hook ups. And don’t forget to 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.