Online Dating Safety Tips
Dating Tips Overview
Our comprehensive online dating safety tips guides is here to guide you through the pitfalls of online dating and designed t deliver you safer, more enjoyable dating experience.
Use the online dating tips as shown in the guide at your own discretion. Many of you may consider those tips over the top, but recently considering the news for so many scams or even crimes in the online and offline dating world, taking precautions can be a very wise decision.
You may read the guide in detail below: Online Dating Safety Guide
General Online Dating Tips
Ain’t nobody got time for that? Here’s some of the most important parts.
- Be very cautious when sharing non-sensitive account or other personal information with strangers. Prefer to speak about general topics instead of personal matters when speaking to people you don’t know well.
- We advise you to refrain from sharing very personal photographs or other intimate content with the people you are talking via our private chat, even if those people have gained your trust. We do our best to secure the content you share but there is no guarantee that the other user will not be able to bypass our security and use this content against you.
- Chat for at least a few days and until you get to know someone better and verify his/her sincerity before choosing to exchange Personally Identifiable information (PII) such as your social media account(s) or your telephone number.
- Always ask someone you are interested in to connect to his/her other social media accounts before arranging for a date. When connected, check about the authenticity of those social media accounts by looking for indications such as complete profile information, a genuine friends list, an active public profile, a variety of uploaded content such a photos that identify clearly the person
- Always prefer to chat with someone for a few weeks before you decide meeting with him/her, and do so only when you know this person well and have verified his/her identity.
- Prefer to talk to people who have all three verifications on their PriveTalk profile. That will mean that our company keeps presumably accurate information about: a) how they look; b) their social media account information and c) credit card/billing information among other information. All three verifications make it less likely for a person to be a scammer.
- Be always suspicious for people who ask you for too many personal or private questions from the very beginning, or try to get personal information from you in an indirect way.
- Be always careful for users that behave in a suspicious or/and fraudulent way that is against our Terms of Service. Such forbidden behaviour may include engaging in unauthorized activity or/and by sharing unauthorized content. A detailed explanation on such content can be found in the section 2.6 and 2.7 in the PriveTalk’s Terms & Conditions document. If you encounter such violators, please report them immediately by clicking the “report profile” button at the bottom of the user’s profile screen, or by selecting the “report user” button found in the message menu options on every open personal communication screen.
There also recommendations on what you need to do before or during the date. What’s the recommendations I hear you say?
Before the Actual Date
- Always have the phone call number of the person you are planning to go out for a first date at least few days in advance before the actual date. Be sure to exchange texts and at least one phone call before setting up the first date/meeting.
- Let a close friend(s)/relative(s) know the the location and the time the date will take place, and inform the person you are dating that your shared this information with someone else.
- Always think of an excuse ready prior meeting with your date that you can use in order to leave earlier if the date that doesn’t go well.
- Arrange your own transportation to and from the meeting place. Never agree to meet at someone’s house or your own home, or share your living address until you get to know really well the person you are dating.
- Make sure your date has a limited predefined duration and a predefined meeting location at a public place. We recommend 1-2 hours, but not more than this, and preferably before night-time.
During the Actual Date
- Let the person you are meeting know that you are meeting with someone else (friend or family) right after your date or that someone (friend/family/roommate) is waiting you to get home at a specific time.
- Arrange a check-up phone call by one of your close friends/family one hour after your expected meeting time with your date, and also 30 minutes before the end of your date. Another check-up call 30 minutes/1 hour after you date has ended is also recommended.
- If you feel or see that your date isn’t going too well for any reason, say politely the excuse you have mentioned before and leave earlier. Try not to look upset in front of your date, and let him/her know that you had a good time.
- While on your date, avoid drinking too much, and never to the extent that you may become drunk.
- Always safe guard your personal belongings. Never leave your mobile phone or other personal items unattended while you are on your date.
- Check frequently for the time, and try not to stay for much longer on your date than what you already agreed. If the person you are dating insists to stay for longer, politely reply that you can arrange for another date soon.
Here, we talked enough. Now let’s happily start online dating!