Support PortalWe're here to help
Have an issue with your account? Got questions about how DateID works? You've come to the right place.
Self-serve tech support is available via our Support Bot (lower right of your screen) and the comprehensive FAQs on this page, which cover:
Priority Support is available to paying customers via Live Chat. If you strike out with the bot and the FAQs, type in "paying customer".
How to use DateID
What are the steps to get an ID?
- Create an account
- Become a Gold Member
- Complete ID Verification
If you're already a Gold Member, here's how to complete ID Verification. Be prepared to upload your drivers license, passport or other government ID card, and get a facial scan.
What dating sites is DateID compatible with?
DateID is agnostic to dating sites, and you can use it everywhere. We are universally compatible with all sites and apps.
Scams, catfishing and general deception are a problem on all dating apps. We exist to help online dating users verify each other in order to to stay safe and avoid these problems.
How do I share my ID?
This article has everyting you need to know about sharing: https://www.about.dateid.com/how-to-share
The short answer is that most people simply share the link to their profile and/or their DateID username.
You can copy the link and then send it via text, email or right on a dating app.
How do I background check someone on DateID?
Always background check your date on DateID before actually meeting in person (rest assured that your searches are completely private and no one will know you searched for them).
If your prospective date is already a DateID member, just ask for their username. If not, search for them by name, social media handle, email address or phone number. If the name is common, you may need to use Advanced Search to narrow down the results by location and/or age range.
DateID shows you a preview of what it can find. Once you click through, DateID does an extensive web search.
In this example we'll search for celebrity Jay Shetty. Three results come up, and I want the first one.
Once I click through, DateID does an extensive web search.
The final results depend on the person's digital footprint and may include age, location, workplace, education and more. We also give you every major social media site. I recommend visiting every social profile as part of your screening process.
We also run deep, localized searches on Google that may turn up additional information and photos you cannot find on your own.
And finally, just to be safe, we check the sex offender registry. Because sex offenders are known to target dating app users.
Once the search is complete we show you what we found, as blue icons. When icons are gray, it means we searched but didn't find anything.
Here's how the final screening profile looks.
Do I get a physical or virtual ID card?
Do you provide ID codes or numbers?
Why is someone saying my DateID profile isn't valid?
If you've leveled up to Gold, DateID is the gold standard for dating verification.
If anyone is rejecting it and saying you need any other kind of ID, such as a hookup ID, meetup ID, safty ID, or anything that sounds similar, we're sorry to inform you that you're being targeted by scammers.
Do not give anyone payment of any kind.
Here are some reources on our blog:
- How the scam works
- A study of 10,000 scam victims
- How to avoid romance scams
- How to background check your dates
We track these scams, which are constantly evolving, and would appreciate it if you'd send us specifics on the scam you're caught up in. Send it via the chat bot. Please include any websites or URLs people have sent you.
Account creation problems
I created an account with Facebook but it isn't me...?
If you can log in with Facebook but the person isn’t you, there’s a fatal error with your Facebook account. Your account has not actually been hacked, even though it may appear that way.
Most unfortunately, because this is a software bug in your Facebook account, it is very difficult to fix. However, you can try making edits to your account.
You can edit your location, delete and add photos, etc. Everything is editable except your age, but if you're a Gold member we can do this for you. We intentionally make it difficult to edit so that people do not lie about their age. You will not be able to complete ID verification without the correct age on your profile.
If all that does not work, you’ll need to delete your DateID account and start fresh with a brand new Facebook account. You can delete your profile in your Account Settings.
Sorry about this. It’s Facebook’s fault. We're frustrated, too.
When you start over, you'll need to be logged out of your old Facebook account entirely, including the Facebook app, Messenger, and your web browser.
If this has happened to you, and you have paid for a Gold membership, you should request a refund. Your Gold membership will not carry over when you create a new account.
Why do I get an error when creating an account with Facebook?
Can I create an account without Facebook?
Sorry, no. You will need to use Facebook to sign up for DateID.
When you sign up for DateID, we need your name, location, gender, date of birth and a profile photo in order to verify you. Facebook is a quick-and-easy way to provide this information, and works great for most people.
If you're in a small minority of people who do not use Facebook, we hope you will consider creating an account to signup for DateID. Just go to https://www.facebook.com.
Why is there someone else with my name and info who isn't me?
DateID has hundreds of millions of records, internationally. Most of them are not actual DateID members. If you have a common name, there will potentially be dozens of profiles with your name.
If you are already a member, and you've found non-member profile that appears to be you, you can "claim" the profile. Here's how:
- View the full profile, like you're screening someone (your first 3 are free so you should not have to pay. If you're out of freebies it will be $0.99).
- Scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Click the button that says "claim this profile". Here's how it looks.
It will only work if your Facebook account ID is the same as the Facebook account ID attached to the non-member profile. Otherwise, anyone could claim anyone's profile. If the two match, your member profile will be merged with the non-member profile.
ID, Photo and Location Verification
Why can't I verify my location?
If you can’t verify your location, most likely your server or IP address is outside of the geofence we’ve set (out of our hands). This one can be tough to fix, but we have put together a detailed help article on it. Note that you don’t have to verify your location to level up Gold and get your ID.
If you’re a Gold member, and you have completed ID Verification, we will manually verify your location and add the blue check mark to your profile. Just type “paying customer” into the chat not and follow the prompts.
How can I verify my photos?
Users who have verified their photos also receive a badge on their profile, alongside other DateID verifications they’ve completed, including location, age and identity.
Date Better with DateID
First dates can already be a challenge, and the last thing you need is to worry about whether you’re going to be in for a surprise. With the addition of photos to DateID’s already robust suite of verifications, digital daters can be confident that they won’t be the victim of the most common pitfall in online dating.
How can I change my location?
We first get your location from your Facebook profile, as you may have figured out. If your Facebook location was outdated, your DateID location may be incorrect. You can edit this in your Profile Settings, in the Facebook section. The same applies to your hometown.
Here's how it looks on a phone.
How do I upload, download, edit or delete photos?
To manage photos, go to your Profile Settings https://www.dateid.com/profile/edit.
Then, click on your profile photo to open your photo albums. Here's the direct link.
Photos are organized by social media source. You may have to filter to find the one you want.
To delete, select the one you want to delete, and click on the trashcan icon in the lower right.
You can also upload photos directly to the album from your phone or computer. When looking at the thumbnail display, click the blue"upload photo" button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're trying to get your photo verified, note that it will have to be a recent photo taken by your camera. You also have to upload it via Firefox or chrome. Safari does not work, as it strips the date away.
To save a photo as your profile photo, once you've selected the photo you want, hit “save”.
Why can't I verify my drivers license or passport?
Please read our detailed help article on how to troubleshoot this.
Why can't I connect Instagram?
This is a bug that was recently caused by a change Instagram made. We are actively troubleshooting it and expect it to be resolved soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Membership Plans & Guarantee
How much does DateID cost?
DateID offers a variety of free features to Bronze and Silver members, with no credit card required. Purchase a Gold Membership for a one-time fee of $22.99 to unlock ID Verification and Sex Offender Clearance. You’ll also gain access to Priority Tech Support and three Instant Background Checks to help you avoid scams (and bad dates!)
Learn about our free and paid membership plans.
How does the money-back guarantee work?
DateID is the industry leader in Dating Verification and we proudly stand behind our product. When it comes to customer satisfaction, our philosophy is simple: if you’re not happy, we’re not happy.
That’s why we offer a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If DateID doesn’t help you get more good dates and avoid scams (and bad dates!), we want to return your money.
Learn more about our-no-questions asked money-back guarantee.
Refunds & deletion
Is it really just a one-time fee? Will there be recurring charges?
Gold Memberships, which are requiored to complete ID Verification, are a one-time fee of just $22.99 US. Your ID is good for a lifetime. There will never, ever be any recurring charges, add-ons or other billing shenanigans.
How do I request a refund?
Open up the chat bot in the lower right, and type "refund". Then follow the prompts.
How can I delete my account?
Go to your account settings and scroll down, you will see a place where you can delete. Once you're deleted you will be permanently removed from our database. All of your data will be scrubbed. We are sorry to see you go!