You’re A Match is the first-ever, interactive background research website that allows survivors everywhere to participate in its creation and to tell their stories. Survivors, advocates and other individuals from all over the country can now upload documents to the registry, such as stalking and protection orders (both civil and criminal), police reports, criminal complaints, arrest records, court documents, photos, depositions, transcripts and notarized affidavits.
The registry is designed to make records available to the public relating to domestic violence, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, internet dating violence, workplace sexual harassment and romance scams. We will combine the records and create a comprehensive, digital profile of each individual and make the documents searchable by name(s), state, facial recognition and criminal activity.
By creating a web application that combines the power of technology and user input, we will save lives, make relationships safer and more enjoyable, and forge systemic changes in how individuals converse with each other and in our government’s role to better protect us from known violent offenders.
Alarmingly, there are nearly 2.7 million protection orders issued annually in the United States yet no national registry exists. In essence these individuals can and do move freely throughout our communities and the internet virtually undetected.
If you’re a survivor who has been injured or scammed, You're a Match needs your help to expose these offenders and help protect others.
Dating is risky business! It's important you know who you are dating BEFORE it's too late!
Currently over 51 million Americans participate in online dating. Have you ever met someone in person from an online dating website only to discover he or she greatly misrepresented their age, weight, marital status, or—even worse—hid a criminal or abusive background? Forming new relationships presents personal, financial, and health risks like we’ve never before seen in history!
Until now, there have been virtually NO safeguards in place to protect persons entering into new relationships. We were shocked to learn NONE of the top 10 paid background search websites list restraining, stalking or protective orders as part of their background reports (most are civil and do not appear in searches)! Nor do they accurately report marriages and divorces, as most states don’t report that information to them. Governmental agencies (including the military) are notorious for denying the public access to police records. Even the Freedom of Information Act limits the kinds of information that can be requested and in some cases even making “law enforcement information and records” exempt from public searches.
“We, the people” have to act
We believe it is vital to the safety of the nearly 55 million Americans engaging in online dating today to establish a single resource to provide information about our partners’ criminal history and marital status to enable us all to make educated choices about our relationships and take steps to protect ourselves from harm.
You're a Match invites you to become a part of this journey!
Together, we can make a difference!