LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to bring transparency back into the dating world, Stud or Dud today announced the launch of a mobile app that helps users learn more about a potential date before meeting in person. Stud or Dud, which is now available in the Apple App Store, accesses publically available records to provide users peace of mind that the person they are dating was worth the swipe right.
A 2011 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that approximately 81 percent of people using online dating sites lie in their profile, while 30 percent of Tinder users are actually married. 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.
"Americans spend thousands of hours swiping and chatting with people via Tinder, Bumble and other online dating sites and apps, so our goal was to provide a free and fun app that made dating in the 21st century safe and transparent," said Amber Higgins, President of Stud or Dud. "Nearly one-third of all online daters do their own background checks about potential dates before meeting them. Stud or Dud preserves the butterflies and excitement of the dating experience while helping users protect themselves from a potential dud."
By accessing online public information, Stud or Dud instantly searches through millions of records and aggregates it into the Stud or Dud app, showcasing the probability of a potential date already being married, as well as:
- Criminal records, including sex offender records and traffic offenses
- Property ownership, including home value, foreclosures and evictions
- Court records, including tax liens, judgments, and bankruptcies
- Work records, including business records, professional licenses, DEA license and FAA pilot and aircraft ownership
Once a user analyzes the information, they have the ability to privately rank a potential date as a stud or a dud, helping the 15 percent of Americans using online dating sites or apps find the person of their dreams.
"At Stud or Dud, we share the belief that there is someone out there for everyone," Higgins said. "Our goal is to help you make sure that someone is who they say they are."
To learn more, visit www.studordud.com, or download the iOS app in the Apple App store.
About Stud or Dud
Stud or Dud is a free, confidential app that brings safety and transparency into the world of online dating. By aggregating public information, Stud or Dud gives users a snapshot of a potential date's background, including criminal history, court records and public filings in order to bring peace of mind into the digital dating world.
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