Since 2006, SeekingArrangement has trusted Optimum Screening to keep our members safe. Optimum Screening boasts 40 years of industry background screening experience at an affordable cost.
Submit background and payment information to our partner Optimum Screening.
In 3 to 5 business days, your background check will be completed. In unique cases, this will take up to 14 days to complete.
SeekingArrangement will place a verified badge on your profile. Members now recognize your clean record and honest intentions.
Online dating should evolve into face-to-face encounters. Background verified members are trusted and viewed as safer companions.
A verified profile allows for less small talk between members, and more time to discuss actual arrangement details.
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 SeekingArrangement Misconduct Team where an established internal protocol will be followed to determine their membership standing.
A DUI would not cause you to fail the Optimum Screening background verification.
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 SeekingArrangement, does not yet offer their service outside of the US. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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.
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 SeekingArrangement.