At Muddy Matches we work very hard to ensure that scammers do not join the site, however many sites do not have procedures in place to identify and remove scammers, so it’s important to know how to spot them and what to do next. In the grand scheme of things internet dating is safe, but it’s important to be vigilant. › Continue reading
Be honest, do you check your online dating account on a work computer? Thousands of people do so every day, but for one American data clerk it led to a ban on him using the internet in the office. There are also other reasons why you might not want to access a dating site during work time. › Continue reading
There are thousands of dating websites out there, from large generic sites to very niche sites, so choosing the right one can be quite a minefield. However, when choosing a dating site, it is important to do background research to ensure that the website meets certain standards.
Do your homework
The BBC recently investigated “Twitter bots”, a phenomenon where fake Twitter accounts are set up using people’s real photos without their permission.
So we thought it was a good idea to look into how to look after your photos online and what to do if you find that your photo is being used online without your permission. › Continue reading
A few months back, we looked into whether you should or shouldn’t Google your date (other search engines are available).
We received a surprising number of responses through Facebook and Twitter; from people who said that they felt “it is a little stalkerish”, to those who said that they would look someone up to “check to see they’re who they say they are”.
If you do choose to look at your date’s online presence, when should you admit it to them? › Continue reading