May 6, 2021

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Which Online Dating Sites Will Survive?

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Ukraine dating site verification overview

Two years ago, I presented at an online dating conference in Kiev, Ukraine. The topic of the conference was The Future of the Online Dating Market and my presentation was about accountability. I wanted those sites promoting dating scams to be aware that the business world was about to change significantly and that they would not survive unless they made a paradigm shift in their approach to offering authentic service, especially to those men looking for a Ukrainian woman.

There are many Russian and Ukrainian dating sites that will not survive and some have already been closed, including some sites that were at the Kiev conference and listened to me but didn’t listen.

What happened?

In the second half of 2020, Paypal started a verification process with all its business customers; those companies that use Paypal to get paid for their goods and services. It was a thorough review and we were one of the first companies that were asked for verification information. Failure to provide the requested information within 2 weeks would result in the immediate termination of our account.

The verification process covered anti-money laundering (AML), antitrust behavior and violations of privacy regulations. We have been asked to provide government-issued copies of:

  • Certificate of Incorporation (including country of registration and company name)
  • Company extract (including company address, names and addresses of directors, shareholdings)
  • Passport photo of the directors
  • Utility bill showing company address
  • Bank statements showing the company name and address
  • 2-year balance sheet, signed by an accountant
  • IRS (tax) identification numbers

This was sent quickly and we were fully verified with our payment processors.

In early 2021, Google began verifying their business customers who use Google Ads to promote their business. Failure to provide the information within 30 days will result in termination of that business’s Google Ads account.

Google has requested copies of:

  • Certificate of incorporation (including country of registration and company name)
  • Company extract (including company address, names and addresses of directors, shareholdings)
  • Passport photo of the directors
  • Utility bill showing company address

We also sent this information quickly and it is now fully verified.

Google will now show the name and address of the registered company on all ads placed on Google Ads.

Global attention is intensifying on anti-money laundering, antitrust behavior, the protection of individuals’ privacy and legitimate business practices. Those companies that choose to work with opaque or dishonest and illegal methods will be exposed and closed.

We support this goal and know it will lead to a more enjoyable and safer online dating experience.