We are very excited to share the launch of DateCheckout.com, a new online dating background checks service with a bit of a spin. Let me explain….
The truth is that there are hundreds of background check companies these days, all of which can offer you public records reports. As a matter of fact many of these companies have approached us over the past year to help share their service. Here’s problem…
Many of these companies were bloated operations with layers of mouths to feed which we started to see was impacting their pricing models for simple criminal background reports.
IMO, you don’t want to pay $44.00 bucks for something you ought to be able to find for $15.00. Likewise, we thought it would be useful for a website to offer state-by-state online dating safety laws and legislation relating to online dating safety laws for each state at the same destination; a place where you can order a simple and easy criminal background check on someone you are considering going on a date with. It just made sense. It also made sense for us to shop the concept around to find the lowest prices among the existing background check services to see which ones we’re reputable and could offer the lowest prices. That’s the beauty of how DateCheckout.com will operate, we will continue to monitor prices and change partners based on who can offer all of us the best overall service and lowest priced reports.
Are Online Dating Background Checks Really Necessary?
That is for each one of you to decide. I am not going to sit here and tell you that online dating background checks are always necessary but I am also not going to belittle those that feel they are. There are two camps on the issue and I’m in neither of them. What I am for is individuals feeling comfortable on their dates. Online dating is about having fun and building relationships with others based on a caring and trusting relationship. That trust is earned and not freely given and in order for the online dating industry to continue to earn more of that stock it’s going to be important to have more options for online dating background checks that places that those alternatives front and center.
I take the position that it’s not the information you have but what you do with it and how you responsibly handle that information. I also think more information creates less concern by spurring debate which makes us all become more reasonable people. Sometimes history shows us that this is a long process. Likewise, it’s not always those that have something on their record that you really need to worry about.
However, an apples and oranges excuse as to why criminal background checks are not necessary fails to acknowledge the economic reality that more and more people are wanting to run reports to get a better idea about who they are going on a date with. In a day and age where that information is easily available for a very low-cost, you can fight it all you like; you’re not going to win. The fact is, 99.97% of online dating site do not conduct criminal background checks.
…And that my friends is why OnlineDatingBackgroundChecks.com (DateCheckout.com), an online dating background checks service is now a permanent fixture of DatingWebsiteReview.net. Today, January 5th being the busiest day of the year for online dating; we felt made the timing of this announcement very appropriate.
What’s on tap for 2014: We will be integrating online background checks services into our reviews pages for each site we review over the course of the next 6 months as we expand on our reviews, add tables with side-by-side comparisons, and change our dating site reviews ranking system from a comments based system to a more analytical star rankings system. We’ve got our work cut out for us in 2014. I can’t wait.
Have a safe and happy date!