Matches that Matter Calls for Industry to Adopt Background Checks as Standard Practice, Applauds Carole Markin’s Effort to Get Match.com to Change Practice

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Matches That Matter’s CEO Odette Pollar calls on the dating industry to adopt background checks as standard business practice.

At Matches that Matter, we run background checks against both criminal and sexual predator databases before processing a member. We think this is only common sense and should be standard practice for the industry.

Matches That Matter’s CEO Odette Pollar calls on the dating industry to adopt background checks as standard business practice. Though background checks take time and money, they are a simple step that dating services should use to help serve their members better.

Said Pollar, “Doing a background check for members is a fundamental precaution that all dating services should employ. While there are no guarantees with background checks, the mere fact that you are running them helps discourage criminals from ever even joining a system.”

Pollar continues, “At Matches that Matter, we run background checks against both criminal and sexual predator databases before processing a member. We think this is only common sense and should be standard practice for the industry.”

Unlike most online dating sites, Matches That Matter does not have its members fill out profiles and submit pictures. These can be full of inaccurate information, have out of date photos, or worse yet, be completely fabricated. Instead, Matches That Matter interviews each of its members and carefully arranges live group activities with a compatible set of 6 men and 6 women to work on a community service project over a period of time.

“Our research has shown that working together on a common goal over time and letting relationships develop naturally is the best way to really get to know someone,” said Pollar.

Matches that Matter supports Carole Markin’s Effort to get Match.com to change.

“We are encouraged by Match.com’s decision to change their process and urge them to do more for their members as we do,” said Pollar.

About Matches That Matter
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Matches That Matter provides an alternative for Bay Area singles over 40 to get acquainted with one another while serving the community. With an emphasis on personal service, Matches That Matter creates small groups that meet to complete meaningful projects for not-for-profit and cultural organizations. The groups meet several times to allow personal chemistry and interaction to grow comfortably and naturally.

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