Within months, Match’s lawyers told the judge that “a screening process has been initiated,” records show.
After the settlement, the company’s attorneys declared the site was “checking subscribers against state and national sex offender registries.” The next year, Match made similar assurances to then–California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
The site had connected her with a six-time convicted rapist who, she told police, had raped her on their second date.
Most victims, almost all women, met their male attackers through Tinder, Ok Cupid, Plenty of Fish, or Match. In 10% of the incidents, dating platforms matched their users with someone who had been accused or convicted of sexual assault at least once, the analysis found.
Only a fraction of these cases involved a registered sex offender.
So how did Plenty of Fish allow such a man to use its service?