Romance Without the Risk: RealMe Hooks Up the Future of Online Dating with Safer, Trusted Connections

RealMe is a platform that isn’t merely responding to the crisis—it’s attempting to reshape the very fabric of online dating by providing safer, trusted connections.

We’ve all been there, scrolling through the pages of a dating app, trying to make a solid connection with a complete stranger. We know nothing about a few photos, short description, and private DM’s inviting us out to places we’ve never been for experiences we have yet to know.

Romance without the risk.

Sometimes these encounters lead to long-lasting relationships, with testimonials replayed on dating app invitations; however, a good number of dates end with undesirable outcomes.

In the vast digital landscape where hearts and minds combine, there exists a paradox. The very platforms that promise to bring people closer are the ones from which many are retreating, driven away by a growing fear for their personal safety.

The numbers speak volumes: a shocking $1.3 billion was lost to romance scams in 2022 alone, according to the FTC, and an alarming percentage of women—42%—reported uncomfortable or threatening encounters. The result has had a profound impact on the online dating industry, as users increasingly choose to log off rather than risk deception or worse.

This exodus from online dating is not just a trend; it’s a movement, with a collective step back to safer ground. Yet, the fundamental human craving for connection persists. As the industry faces a downturn, with users prioritizing safety over potential matches, the digital dating market finds itself at a crossroads. Herein lies the challenge:

The Answer: a disclaimer for danger.

RealMe, a platform that isn’t merely responding to the crisis—it’s attempting to reshape the very fabric of online dating by providing safer, trusted connections.

Considering the growing problem of fake accounts and bots used by scammers, RealMe makes it easy for dating sites to easily verify that their users are real people.

By simply requiring a phone number, RealMe can ensure that the person behind a profile is genuine, offering a line of defense against imposters and catfish; revealing public records, background checks, and a history of behavior across the platforms they use.

RealMe offers detailed reports on potential matches, including criminal records, histories of violence, and sexual offenses. Users are equipped with crucial information. Such transparency is key to making informed decisions, laying down the cornerstone of trust, and rebuilding the eroded trust between users and dating platforms.

Seamless Connections

RealMe integrates easily and seamlessly into dating apps. The tools it provides are designed to be unobtrusive yet effective, offering users a streamlined and secure experience without leaving the site. For dating platforms, partnering with RealMe is not just a feature—it’s a statement. It tells their users that their safety is being actively protected and that their well-being and protection are a priority.

RealMe’s approach could be the beacon that guides online daters to safer shores and helps the market grow again. It’s a solution that addresses the core concerns driving people away from online dating, and it provides a pathway back to the world of virtual romance.

Reimagining what it means to connect

RealMe’s vision for the future of online dating is

one where safety is not a luxury but a standard, a foundational element as essential as the algorithms that match profiles.

This is not a small undertaking. The digital dating industry, despite its impressive $5.61billion revenue peak in 2021, faces a trust deficit that is dragging down the industry and cannot be bridged by simply charging people more. It requires a reimagining of what it means to connect in the digital age—a reimagining that places the safety and authenticity of users at its heart, with RealMe as the compass that leads us to where digital hearts beat strong and secure.

Author: Keri Freeman

Military mom and proud parent, artist, writer, musician and film maker. Cocktail connoisseur. Publisher of DTLA Weekly.