Match Group has partnered with Garbo – a female-founded, non-profit background check platform – to make its technology available to Match Group users in the U.S. Garbo provides historical information about violence and abuse to empower people to make more informed decisions and choices about their safety. Match Group is currently working on building out capabilities for Garboon Tinder. Once Garbo is adopted on Tinder in late 2021, other Match Group U.S. brands will follow.
- Garbo provides low-cost background checks by collecting public records and reports of violence or abuse, including arrests, convictions, restraining orders, harassment, and other violent crimes. This valuable information, which is typically offered by for-profit companies, has historically been difficult to access and cost prohibitive.
- Garbo works closely with racial equity and gender justice groups, knowing that there is inequity in the experiences of people of color in the criminal legal system and across society. As part of its active stance toward equity, Garbo excludes arrests related to drug possession and traffic violations, which have a disproportionate impact on marginalized groups.
Find out more about the partnership here.