Safely and Securely Verify Your Identity

Increase your popularity and reliability.


Since 2006, Seeking has trusted Optimum Screening to keep our members safe. Optimum Screening boasts 40 years of industry background screening experience at an affordable cost.


  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felonious and Misdemeanor Assaults


  • Address tracking
  • International wanted and arrest warrants


1. Complete the Form

Submit background and payment information to our partner Optimum Screening.

2. Receive your Results

In 3 to 5 business days, your background check will be completed. In unique cases, this will take up to 14 days to complete.

3. Discover the Badge

Seeking will place a verified badge on your profile. Members now recognize your clean record and honest intentions.

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Member Safety

Online dating should evolve into face-to-face encounters. Background verified members are trusted and viewed as safer companions.

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Shorter Wait Time

A verified profile allows for less small talk between members and more time for honest discussion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when a member fails a background check? Are they removed from the site?

Members who do not pass will not receive a Background Verified profile badge. Additionally, high-risk background failures will result in temporary suspension. The member in question will be contacted by the Seeking Misconduct Team where an established internal protocol will be followed to determine their membership standing.

Will I pass a background verification? What counts against me?

A DUI would not cause you to fail the Optimum Screening background verification.

However, the below crimes would cause an individual to fail:

  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Felonious and Misdemeanor Assaults

Can international members get background verified?

We are only able to offer background checks to members in the United States at this time. Optimum Screening, the background check processor we use for Seeking, does not yet offer their service outside of the US. Sorry for the inconvenience.

How does Optimum Screening complete the Social Security Number verification?

Optimum Screening validates a person’s identity which includes name, date of birth, and if the social security number. Falsely provided social security numbers will not match the name or date of birth inputted by the member conducting the background check. This would also be evident from the address trace. Ultimately, this prevents individuals from lying about their name and allows Optimum Screening to determine if any criminal records exists against that person.

What does an address check imply? Does this confirm you live in the city your profile lists as your current place of residency?

The address trace assists Optimum Screening in validating a person’s identity. It is also used as a cross-reference once a criminal record has been identified. Additionally, seeing where a person has lived will assist in determining the type of search that needs to be conducted. Each state does not have the same level of criminal databases. For instance, Colorado, Minnesota, Idaho, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia and Delaware all require additional databases searches beyond the national criminal database search because of how these states disseminate data. Please note the address trace information is used solely for Optimum Screening’s purposes and not Seeking.

Why was my background check removed? 

Please keep in mind that our background checks expire every 180 days. If your purchase was not made over 180 days ago or you believe there is an error please reach out to our support team.

In order to receive the background verified badge once more, you will need to purchase a new background check.

To purchase a background check, open up your user-icon drop-down at the top right-hand corner of your browser and click on “Background Check”. Once redirected, you will want to follow the prompts as given. 

For further assistance with Optimum Screening background checks, please visit or call the Optimum Screening customer service line at 1-800-391-8013.