Match Group Expands Garbo Background Checks To Two New Platforms

Match Group is expanding a partnership with background check service Garbo to roll out the safety feature to two more of its dating apps as singles push for more in-person meetups.

The company announced Tuesday that users Match.com and Stir, which is designed for single parents, will have access to screen potential dates through the apps.

Match Group has been working with Garbo, a nonprofit background check platform that shows public records including arrests, convictions and sex offender registry information, since a 2021 investment in the company, the amount of which was undisclosed. Match Group said at the time it planned to expand its portfolio’s safety features.

The company then in March launched a pilot program with Garbo on Tinder, its most popular dating app. Each search costs $2.50 each plus a 75-cent processing fee per transaction.