Tag Archives: Match.com

Popular Online Dating Site Settles Lawsuit by Pledging to Background Check Members for Sex Offenders

Match.com has settled a lawsuit with a woman who sued the popular online dating site after she was raped by a fellow member she was linked up with for a date by pledging to perform background checks on all current and future members in order to screen out sex offenders, the Los Angeles Times reports. The woman’s assailant – who had at least six previous sexual assault convictions before the attack on her – has pleaded no contest to sexual battery and faces a year in jail and five years’ probation. Continue reading

CEO of Bay Area Singles Service Calls on Dating Industry to Adopt Background Checks as Standard Business Practice

In the wake of a recent story about a woman who sued Match.com over an alleged assault by one of its members and the subsequent decision by the popular online dating service to conduct background checks on potential members, the CEO of Matches That Matter – a social introduction service for Bay Area singles over 40 headquartered in Oakland, CA – has called for the dating industry to adopt background checks as a standard business practice and also applauds Match.com’s choice to perform background checks, according to a press release from Matches That Matter. Continue reading

Popular Online Dating Service to Background Check Potential Members using Sex Offender Database

Less than a week after a Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit against popular online dating service Match.com claiming that she was attacked by a man she met through its website, the company has decided to begin performing background checks on potential members using a national sex offender database, the Los Angeles Times reports. The new Match.com background check policy is expected to be implemented in 60 to 90 days. Continue reading