Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Dating Service Wants You To Play It Safe

Play It Safe CEO, Cheryl Rios
She's single and looking to (safely) mingle.
Over 20 million people a month visit online dating sites looking for their soul mate but instead of love, many are met with criminal offenders, fraud and sexual predators. I know from many of my divorced friends how frustrating and scary these sites can be.

"After 17 years of marriage I found myself single and several people mentioned using online dating services, but the first thing I thought of was, How do I know I can trust who is on there?" After speaking to hundreds of online daters, Cheryl Rios says there was a clear direction of common complaints, ”Men complained that women were older and heavier in person than what their photos portrayed and women have found that a lot of the men they meet online are married.”

It's one thing to fudge about your weight by 5-10 pounds or say you are an inch taller than you are, but did you know that a study shows that 33% of men who create profiles on dating websites are married!? WTF!

Cheryl Rios is a woman who is all about problem-solving so she decided to build a better mousetrap. She's calling it Play It Safe Dating™ and this one-of-­a­-kind dating service will provide verification that the person with whom you are corresponding and/or meeting does not have a criminal history, is not married and is who they say they are.

Play it Safe Dating™ is the first dating site to put safety first by completing thorough background checks for each member prior to joining the site. Members’ criminal history, age, relationship status and photo are verified to the information they submitted.

Members of Play It Safe Dating complete information about their likes/dislikes, personality traits, etc. to be matched with other registered members as with other online dating services. However, Play It Safe Dating is the only service that offers a complete background check, relationship status check and recent photo verification.

I asked Cheryl if she was utilizing her own services, because let's face it, that's the first question every man reading this post is wondering... "I didn’t build it for me. I built it for everyone to know they have a safe place to find a match," she laughs. "What am I looking for? I suppose Prince Charming." Duh.

The cost to join the site is $44.99 with monthly fees that vary per the package selected. Visit for more information or to register.

This post sponsored by The Woman's Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery: