Users can remove their public records from Stud or Dud here. And we aren't just talking about when it comes to their looks.A user may quickly find out that they don't have much in common as previously thought, such as finding out they are a Nickleback fan.
Last year, the UK's National Crime Agency revealed that crimes linked to online dating had increased by 450 per cent in five years.
Similarly, last November the Metropolitan Police reported that they'd seen a 2000 per cent rise in the number of crimes involving Tinder and Grindr since 2012.
Of course, if you have enough time and stalking skills, you can find out a lot yourself.
But not all of us feel confident about being able to find all incriminating evidence.
And when all you have is a first name, job title and perhaps university, if the person has a minimal social media presence they might be hard to find through a basic search engine.
The majority of dating sites don’t run background checks on their users, so this is where the professionals come in.
Running a background check before a first date can seem a bit invasive.
Finding out personal details, or even personal writing can feel too intimate, especially if you haven't been on a date yet.
Stud or Dud lets users search using a person's name, phone number or email address to reveal criminal records, property ownership, court records, marital status and professional background, helping create a safer, more transparent online dating community.
Stud or Dud announced the release of its i OS application, which was designed to help online daters find out more about their potential dates before meeting them in person.
And that was when she saw it: “This uber cute guy I had a date with IN TWO DAYS had robbed a bank less than a year ago.” But she’s not the only one who’s had close shaves - a few months ago a friend was set to go out with a Tinder date when she googled him and found out he’d nearly gone to prison for glassing someone in a club two years earlier.