However, Penora pledges to try and 'keep one step ahead of criminals' by working on ways to catch them.
You've snagged a date with someone special, and now you've got the chance to make an impression.
Gatsby founder, Joseph Penora, explained: 'If you were to just scan for sex offenders you wouldn’t ban people with domestic violence crimes, theft, etc.'So we scan for both. 'To do a judgment call on each crime and to determine which crime is acceptable wouldn’t feel right.' Aside from the unique background-scanning feature, the app works like many other dating apps, with a swiping feature to indicate interest.
The messages were all nice, although one user messaged me three times.
Plentyof Fish is perhaps the most popular online dating sites out there, with an estimated 6 million pageviews a month and 76 million users (a little less than the entire population of Turkey).
Dating comes with plenty of risks, but one app is trying to eliminate a big one through the use of background checks.
Gatsby, a new dating app, scans prospective users for criminal records, and banning them from using the app, no matter how minor their offense.