BETTER LOVE MOVEMENT - July 7 - I interviewed with Anita Stoudmire, a professional relationship counselor, for her podcast 'Better Love Movement.' We talked about the dating industry, tips for users, and how RealMe is helping dating apps improve safety. - Mark Brooks
RealMe is an online reputation platform dedicated to cultivating safety and trust online, building a new era of trust and transparency, empowering users with a trustworthy reputation and background information through instant access to more than 275 million verified reputation profiles. RealMe's platform uses public records to source background information that can include criminal records, sex offender status, personal reviews, and more to make online interactions and transactions safer while empowering consumers to manage their own online reputation.
Safety and security are paramount. Just making sure people are who they say they are. Nothing can foul a date faster than showing up on a date and not recognizing the person in front of you.
A lot of information is publicly available, but it's a real hodgepodge! So if you want to know if someone is who they really are, you can do that with very high certainty in the USA. And if you want to know, if someone is a felon, you can do that with a very high certainty, also sex offender status. But it's a real hodgepodge of databases. So what RealMe has done beautifully is brought this hodgepodge of data together. There are 275 million people that they've got records on. What they do is provide some certainty, some verification, some authentication of the person you're about to meet. We all think that that's super important in the context of dating. You're putting yourself out there and you don't really know who you're meeting. So it's our responsibility within the dating industry to help people have more reassurance.
Here in America, a lot of this information is public record. You can kind of look it up, but I like the idea of, like you said, it's all there in one place. You don't have to go to a lot of different places. You can just click on that link on the dating profile. So I love that.
We're in the information age. We should be providing more information.