Always put your personal safety first. Before you meet your match, follow these simple tips to keep yourself safe while exchanging messages and when you meet for the first time.
Stay Safe Online
Avoid request for money
Don’t trust anyone who tells you stories about their financial hardships and asks you for money to help cover the expenses. Remember. If you send someone money, you will never see it again. Once it leaves your hands, there is no way to recover it.
Protect your Personal Information
Protect your account. We do our best to keep our site and your account safe. Nevertheless, You are responsible for what happens through your account. Create a strong password. Don’t share it and keep it safe. If you feel your account has been breached, change your password immediately.
Protect Your Account Details
Here are some examples of violations of our conduct rules: aggressive, abusive, or threatening behavior online or in person, non-18+ users, requests for money, and fake user profile. If you receive any of these violations, contact us immediately. We will take action. You can also block the user and terminate all communications immediately.
Report All Inappropriate Behavior
Always maintain your privacy until you feel you have established a strong level of trust. Your personal details such as your home address, workplace, and personal financial information can be misused and abused. Never feel obligated to share your personal information with anyone, even if they request them.
Remain On The Site
Take your conversations off the site only when you feel comfortable doing so. Don’t feel pressured to take your conversations off-site or to other messaging apps. So, don’t feel you are being awkward or unfriendly if you deny such request, it is simply good sense to do so.
Get To Know Your Match
Make sure you invest sufficient time in online and conversing with the person you’ve just met. Spend time talking to them. Ask questions that help you get to know the person and to establish confidence in them.
Meeting Your Match
Keep Others Informed
When you finally decide to get together in person, make sure you do so in a public place. Don’t accept requests to meet at a private home or private residence. Only meet in public areas where people traffic is heavy or in locations where the guests have to register to enter.
Prearrange Your Transportation
Always let a trusted friend or family member know that you are going on a date and when you are likely to get back. It is a good idea to call or message your confidant when you arrive and again when you leave.
How are you getting to and from your date? Make all your travel arrangements beforehand. Arrange a taxi, get a friend or family member to drop you off, and pick you up afterward.
Establish Your Limits
Make sure your date understands your limits ahead of time and stick to them. If you are not comfortable with a request, don’t be afraid to politely say no. If your date is persistent or tries to pressure you into doing something you don’t agree to, end your date and leave.
Health & Consent
Safeguard Your Health
Protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs, STIs). Always use a condom with a new sexual partner and/or request current, complete STD test results. Don’t feel ashamed to bring up the question of sexual health with your potential partner, and be honest about your own history.
All sexual conduct must occur with the full consent of everyone involved. Flirting may imply consent, but it is not consent. Be aware that alcohol may inhibit may interfere with a person’s judgment. Be considerate and recognize when your behavior makes the other person feel uncomfortable. Remember, No means no.
These are just a few tips to help you have an enjoyable time online and with your date. Following these tips can help you stay safe and prevent you from having legal problems.
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