How to Use Safer Date

Safer Date is the UK’s only online dating agency which insists on everyone undergoing a DBS and ID check BEFORE they are allowed to become a member. This is to ensure that every person is who they say they are, to prevent fake profiles and to only allow members with a clear criminal record. Please see our FAQs for what we allow and disallow.

Safer Date is designed to be a safer space for you to meet online, chat, and hopefully find your happily ever after.

As we have added in additional security compared to other dating sites, the registration process is a little different. Here’s some tips to help you with your registration and profile, so that you can get the most out of Safer Date.

How to Register

Firstly, you have to choose your membership option. You can choose to sign up for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. The longer you commit to, the greater the cost saving.

A one-off DBS & ID checking fee of £39.50 is payable with every membership option. From time to time, we may run promotions where we provide this free of charge. 

All membership options are a recurring fee but you can cancel or upgrade your membership at any time within your account, up to 48 hours before the renewal date.

To register, please take a look at the Membership Levels page or click on your chosen option below. You can then follow the on-screen instructions to check out.

What Happens After Checkout

Once you have submitted your payment, your membership account will automatically be put on hold while we carry out our checks, as explained in the on-screen message. This is a security feature. We will not allow anyone to access our members’ profiles until they have been checked and vetted.

You will receive an order confirmation email from with a copy of your receipt. Please ensure you check your spam/junk folders before contacting us.

The DBS & ID Checking Procedure

Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive another email from [email protected] with full instructions on the DBS & ID checking procedure. If you haven’t received this email after 48 hours of registration, please ensure you check your spam/junk folders before contacting us.

Once you have completed the DBS application and ID check, please be patient while the checks are being carried out. 95% of the DBS checks will be returned within 72 hours of you submitting your information, but we have no control over this timescale.

If you have been identified and your DBS check comes back clear, we will approve your membership straight away.

If your DBS check comes back with a concern, we will ask you to send us your DBS certificate so that we can see the nature of the crime committed/caution. If the crime committed goes against our policies, we will refuse your membership and the cost of your membership will be refunded to you, minus the cost of the DBS and ID check.

Please note: You have the right to refuse our request to see your DBS certificate, but if you do so, you will automatically fail our checks and your membership will be denied.

Completing Your Profile

You can log in and complete your profile at any time, whether your membership has been approved or not. You will find the link to your profile in your registration email, or on the website once you have logged in.

Simply click on ‘Edit/Complete Profile’ within the profile page and fill in all of your details. Some fields are mandatory but some are optional.

You can upload a profile photo and additional photos can be uploaded in the ‘media’ section of your profile.

Once your profile is complete, you can then browse through other member profiles.

If you have any issues or feature requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the Safer Date Team.

Happy Dating!