ID Verification has several plusses and minuses.
In all, it allows the dating service to guarantee the identity of the individual. This is good in terms of the reputation of their service to customers.
However, the level of ID veriification can put someone off. For example. lawyers often use WestLaw.com, which gives pretty good background checks. You Car VIN # Drivers licensce, Run-ins with the law, home(s) you own (and their addresses), schools you went to and other public info is listed. Most of this info is not important, but it could scare off potential clients.
The topic will be discussed at the January iDate2005 event in Miami.
The 2 largest companies most active in the dating business are:
For other companies, be sure to check out their backgrounds. Some of them I guarantee will surprise you.
Hope that helps!! :-)