Feeling safe is a priority for our members, and our new in-app feature was designed with just that in mind. Introducing Date Check-In: an automated message that helps keep your friends and family informed while you’re on a date.
Gone are the days of having to text all your best friends individually every time you plan a new date (we’ve all done it!). With Date Check-In, you simply give us the details and we handle the outreach, giving you more time to prep and pamper for the big day. And who doesn’t want that?
How it works:
It all starts with your trusted contacts. By selecting the Date Check-In icon (upper right corner of each Match conversation), you can opt-in and add a name and phone number for up to three friends or family members.
Once your trusted contacts agree to participate in Date Check-Ins via text, they will receive automatic updates when you schedule a date. This will include the day, time, location and name of the person with whom you’re going out with.
At the start of your date, Match will send you a text to see how things are going. If all is well, no need to respond. If at any point in the date you do feel uncomfortable, you can reply YES, alerting us to notify your trusted contacts immediately.
Date Check-In is the first of many features we’ll be rolling out as part of our evolving Safety Center. Stay tuned!
Reminder: Date Check-In is not a replacement for emergency services, nor a replacement for using your best judgement. If you ever feel you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, dial 911 immediately.
As always, you can opt out of using the Date Check-In feature at any time by sending a text with the word STOP. Replying STOP will cancel all of your check-ins, and remove you if you are serving as a trusted contact for anyone else.