We care about our users’ safety as they start their online dating journey. The rules below apply to all types of communication: flirting via text messages, video calling, sending any type of erotic or personal content, and arranging a meeting offline. The Rules and Advice we offer will protect you from scams and frauds that may accompany each of us during dating online.
You should learn these tips as they will help you avoid disappointment or dangerous situations connected with dating online. Protect your financial funds and personal information with these simple tips.
Never send money to anyone who is trying to flirt with you online and whom you do not know well. Never transfer monetary funds to strangers as they can probably involve you in a scam. Report users who were noticed to be taking part in this type of activity. No matter how intelligent or trustworthy someone looks, you shouldn’t believe them in terms of sending your money. Do not reveal your credit card details or any information that can be used to blackmail you either. Block users who resemble scammers and report them to the support team immediately.
If you notice something strange about the way someone text you or their messages seem to be obvious spam — block and report such users. You shouldn’t waste your time on spammers and bots. They undermine confidence in the platform. Do not let people fool you and continue communication when you don’t want to. You are free to leave the chat and block the user at any point in the conversation.
Violators who spread violence or harassing content should also be removed from the community — you are free to report any user who has offended you personally or impersonally. Do not stand aside when you notice that another user suffers from somebody’s words or actions. Please, be kind and attentive to all the members of the platform and only treat others as you would like to be treated.
Here are rules you should remember to arrange a safe and sound offline meeting.
It doesn’t matter whom you are meeting, you should always protect yourself from dangerous situations that may arise with strangers. Regardless of the age, gender, orientation, and level of attractiveness of the person you are planning to meet offline choose a public space for it. The more people there are, the higher are the chances that they will help you in case of trouble.
Let your family or friends know about the place, time, and plans for your meeting. Send them your location and let them follow it. Thus, they will be able to report the details of your meeting to relevant authorities.
Do not just trust anyone if they say they are clean and healthy. Remember that the price you will pay for the treatment of STDs, both in figurative and direct meaning, is nothing compared to one reckless decision. Even if you are sure about your wellbeing and that of the partner — use protection.
If you feel that you are in danger, report the details of your situation to 911 and other authorities. Let your friends and family know immediately. If you have been sending your location and the meeting details to them, this can help to solve the situation more quickly. Hotlines below will be glad to help you around the clock as well:
The National Incest, Rape, and Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE www.rainn.org
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-7526 www.plannedparenthood.org
The National Hotline of Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 www.thehotline.org.