How to Use Safer Date: The Safer Date Guide

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The Safer Date Guide

Safer Date is the only online dating platform which insists on everyone undergoing a thorough ID and background 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 for Safer Date

Firstly, you need to download the app from the app store.

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

The ID check is carried out in-app. You will need your driving license or passport. You will also need to send us a selfie and take a short video so we can identify you in real time. There are full instructions to help you every step of the way.

Once you have successfully completed your ID check, we will then start your background checks which will take up to 3 working days.

Please note: None of the checks we carry out leave any footprint at all.

A one-off ID & background checking fee of £105 is included in every membership option. If you fail the checks, this is non-refundable.

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.

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. These will take up to 3 working days to complete.

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.

During this time, you can complete your profile so it’s all ready once you’ve been approved.

The ID & Background Checking Procedure

The ID check is carried out in-app once you have paid for your chosen membership option.

Once you have successfully completed ID check, we will then process your background checks. Please be patient while the checks are being carried out. 95% of the checks will be returned within 3 working days of your successful ID check.

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

If your background check comes back with a concern and 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 ID and background check.

Please note: Due to the nature of the data and GDPR, we will not disclose the reason for failure. Reasons for membership rejection include crimes of violence, abuse, fraud, theft and also insolvency. 

Please see our terms and conditions for further details.

Completing Your Profile

You can log in to the app and complete your profile at any time after you have paid for your subscription, whether your membership has been approved or not.

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

Happy Dating!

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