On a mission to make online dating safer

About Us

Make Connections is an online resource that provides practical advice on how to protect yourself , your computers and mobile devices, and your business from fraud, identity theft, viruses, and a variety of other online problems. It also includes information on many other related topics, such as performing backups and avoiding theft or loss of your computer, smartphone, or tablet. The site covers every conceivable topic, including safe online shopping, gaming, and dating, so you can truly stay safe with everything you do online.

The website also keeps you up to date on news, tips, and stories from around the world. Make Connections, on the other hand, is more than just a website; we also organize national events, such as Get Safe Online Week, as well as community events. We collaborate closely with law enforcement, the MOD, and other organizations to support their outreach, internal awareness, and customer online safety.

The brave new world of modern romance

Historically, singles met through friends, family, co-workers and even neighbors. Individuals were accountable to their community and social checks and balances incentivized people to be authentic, transparent and treated each other with respect.

There is no accountability in online dating and another date is just a few swipes away; as a result, people treat each other as expendable. Deception has practically become routine, and common courtesy has been all but forgotten.

Worst of all, the increasing frequency of 'catfishing', 'sextortion', romance scams, and even violent crime makes online dating a minefield.

Make Connections is addressing some of the underlying problems that are preventing online dating from realizing its full potential. We are bringing security, transparency and accountability to this new way of life so that compatible singles can find each other more easily.

We envision a world where deception, safety and security are no longer a problem; where there are more good first dates, significantly more second dates, and more satisfying connections for all.

Meet the team

Remy Large
Remy Tennant, MBA
Founder & Head of Product

A career digital marketer, Remy has worked in management roles at various Silicon Valley tech startups, including ChargePoint, Getaround, and DocuSign. He founded Make Connections after getting scammed multiple times and going on one too many bad first dates.

Curtis Miller
Curtis Miller
CTO

Curtis is the founder and CEO of Velocity Labs, a software consultancy specializing in creating Ruby web pages. He has a masters in Computer Science with over 15 years programming and extensive startup experience.

Hunt Ethridge
Hunt Ethridge
Men's Dating Expert

He is a founder and senior partner of International Dating Coach Association (IDCA), was a founder of LiveDatingAdvice.com and is the head coach and head of marketing at New York Dating Coach.

Brent Spore
Brent Spore
Design Vision

Brent is a user experience designer and brand officer. He's had the pleasure to work closely with many different brands, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Microsoft and T-Mobile. He's managed all aspects of web development and creative services.

In thew news:

Dating Advice

Make Connections verification system helps singles rest assured that their dates are authentic, so they stay safe and don't waste their time.

Biometric

Make Connections increases the safety and transparency of online dating communities, helping to create a more secure dating ecosystem.

Identity Week

Make Connections verifications give other daters confidence that the person they're meeting is safeā€¦ This creates a safer community of daters, and reduces the risks of identity fraud and catfishing.

Mobile ID World

Make Connections allows users to verify the identities of the people they're considering. Anyone who confirms their own identity will be given Gold Status, letting potential prospects know that their date is indeed the person they claim to be.

GDI

Make Connections creates a safer online dating community by protecting users from romance scams, fraud, harassment and general catfishing.

Buzz

Make Connections gives individuals a quick and simple way to verify that the people they meet on dating sites are representing themselves accurately, bringing more trust and transparency online.

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