Safer Date's ID Checks & Background Checks: Read the Guide

Safer Date carries out real-time, biometric identity checks on every member to eliminate fake profiles, catfish & scam accounts from the very start. We also offer the most comprehensive world-wide criminal background checks possible for our premium members for additional peace of mind. 

This means that we have a different registration process to other dating apps. Read the guide below to help you to get the most out of your online dating experience with us. 

ID Checks

Once you have downloaded the Safer Date app, you will be asked to complete an ID check which involves a short series of simple steps within the app. Please make sure you enter your name as shown on your ID document, and have your current driving license or passport to hand as you will need this. 

The Selfie

The first step will require you to take a passport-style selfie. This photo will also be visible within your dating profile. Please make sure you the photo is clear, sharp and in focus.

To enable us to carry out biometric facial recognition, please also make sure that you follow the instructions below:

Passport Photo
  • The photo must be in colour and not black & white
  • Your eyes must be open and clearly visible, with no flash reflections and no ‘red eye’
  • Photos must show both edges of your face clearly
  • Photos must show a full front view of your face and shoulders clearly
  • There must be no hair across your eyes
  • Hats or head coverings are not permitted except when worn for religious reasons and only if the full facial features are clearly visible
  • There must be no shadows on your face

The Liveness Check

Once you have submitted your selfie, we may need to verify that you are a real person. If so, you will be asked to perform a liveness check which will involve taking a photo of you performing an action such as touching your chin.

Liveness Check

Identification Documents

You will now need to submit a photo of your current passport or driving license. It is really important that you follow these instructions in order to pass our ID checks and gain access to the app.

Your identity document must be current and in date.

The photo of your driving license or passport must be a clear image without any reflections, and you must ensure that we can see all four corners of the ID document as shown in this image. 

Passport Example

The identification process is very straight forward, but it is important that you follow the instructions above.

If the photo is not clear, or not complete, you will not pass the ID checks.If you fail the ID checks, you will not be able to join Safer Date.

The Background Checks

You can download and try Safer Date completely free (as long as you pass our ID checks). 

If you decide to upgrade your membership to access all features including your background check, a badge of honour to show that you have been checked, unlimited messaging, virtual dating and more, this will cost just £14.99 a month. 

You will need to go through our background checking procedure to become a premium member. This includes a global criminal background check, insolvency check and an addicts register check. These checks leave absolutely no footprint at all. 

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All you need to do is upgrade your account within the app and we will do the rest. The checks take up to 3 working days to complete.

If you fail the background checks, any membership fee you have paid is non-refundable and your free membership will also be revoked.